Cooking with Kids and Anita Marcela: Chocolate Banana Skewers

The kitchen is the ideal space to offer children the opportunity to develop their autonomy and stimulate confidence in their skills. Is a great opportunity to make them feel useful and important and thus incentivize them to be more independent.

Chocolare Banana Skewers with Sprinkles

Getting started with simple recipes is easier and more convenient for kids and adults. Chocolate banana skewers is a perfect recipe to prepare with young children. The key of success relies on the previous organization. I recommend that you take out the ingredients and utensils that they will use before the little ones arrive in the kitchen. It is also important to set the rules before you start, like what kids can touch and what they can't, and what responsibilities each child will have. For example, in the case of this recipe, it is important to clarify before starting that hot chocolate should not be touched with their fingers. If the children are young, it is better to have things cut to get the knives out of sight. And of course, everyone should wash their hands before they start!

Serves 12 banana chocolate skewers

What you'll need //

  • 3 ripe and firm bananas 
  • 1 ½ cup semi-sweet chocolate 
  • 3 tablespoon of vegetable oil
  • Sprinkles
  • 12 popsicle sticks

Instructions //

Prepare a tray or container with waxed paper.

banana skewers on waxed paper

Cut the bananas into four pieces and insert a popsicle stick into each of them. Place them on the tray and put them in the freezer for 15 minutes.

Mix the chocolate with the oil and heat it for 30 seconds in the microwave, take it out, stir it and put it back in if it needs not completely melted.

Take the bananas out of the freezer and cover them with the chocolate, and to the sprinkles.

Return it to the freezer so that the chocolate hardens, this can take 30 minutes.

Ready to serve and enjoy!

Nuts and dried fruits can also be added to make different bananas skewers. Just make sure the topping is cut as small as possible. Some options are: almonds, pecans, peanuts, hazelnuts, dried pineapple and cranberries.

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