A wonderful snack or dessert your family will love. These really could be renamed Carob Banana pops, because they make the cutest banana ice pops! Another grand recipe from Nourishing Traditions.

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Banana-Carob Delights

Serves 8

Ingredients:

  • 2/3 cup carob powder
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 tablespoon chocolate extract (optional)
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup cream (preferably not ultra pasteurized)
  • 4 bananas
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped nuts
  • Toothpicks or ice pop sticks

Directions:

  1. Put carob powder, butter, maple syrup, vanilla extract, chocolate extract, cream, and salt in a double boiler.
  2. Cook gently, stirring occasionally with a wooden spoon until all ingredients are incorporated.
  3. Slice bananas and stick a toothpick or ice pop stick in each.
  4. Dip each slice in the carob syrup and roll in chopped nuts if you want. Place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper, cover, and freeze.

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