Don't bother buying those kits located near the bananas in your local grocery store. This recipe is way too easy to make to waste your money on a mix. Just buy a bag of popsicle sticks and keep them on hand for when you have extra ripe bananas.
3 to 4 bananas
2 cups chocolate pieces, (milk, dark, white, semi-sweet, or your favorite mix)
2 tablespoons shortening
1 cup unsalted peanuts, chopped (optional)
6 to 8 popsicle sticks
Cut bananas in half and insert the popsicle sticks into the bottoms until they feel secure. Place on a cookie sheet covered in parchment paper and stick in the freezer until frozen.
If using, place the peanuts or sprinkles on a plate and set aside. Warm the chocolate and shortening in the microwave and heat on high in thirty second increments stirring at every stop until melted and workable. Place the chocolate in a wide glass or measuring cup and spoon the chocolate over the top of the banana, then roll the chocolate up the side and the banana around until covered. Quickly roll in the peanuts or sprinkles. Place back on the parchment covered cookie sheet and put back into the freezer.
Store in a covered container between sheets of wax paper.
Notes: To adjust chocolate proportions, melt 1 Tablespoon shortening with every 1 cup of chopped chocolate.