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The Frozen Elvis

Looking for something frozen and delicious for your next party? Try a batch of Frozen Elvises — frozen bananas, dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with chopped salted peanuts and crumbled bacon. Oh yes, it’s the classic bacon and banana combo, in frozen pop form.

Frozen bananas on a stick, dipped in chocolate, natch, are classic summer midway food, but simple to make at home. Simply freeze bananas (halved or not), dip in melted chocolate and sprinkle with whatever you like – nuts, sprinkles, or peanuts and bacon. Freeze them again, and you’re good to go when the weather calls for a little something cold. These are great for a party in place of the usual ice cream or Popsicles, and make an inexpensive cool-down snack or warm-weather chocolate hit.

Chocolate chips are fine – or make these more decadent with good-quality dark chocolate.

Frozen Elvis

adapted from On A Stick! by Matt Armendariz

8 wooden sticks
4 medium bananas, peeled and halved
1/2 cup heavy (whipping) cream
2 cups chocolate chips
1/2-1 cup roasted peanuts, chopped
1/2 cup cooked, crumbled bacon

Insert a stick in the bottom end of each halved banana, place on a parchment-lined sheet and freeze for an hour.

In a medium saucepan, heat the cream over medium heat. Remove from the heat, stir in the chocolate chips and let sit for a few minutes, and stir until smooth.

Dip each frozen banana in melted chocolate and allow any excess to drip off, or smooth it with a spoon. Sprinkle with peanuts and bacon and return to the parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze again for at least 1 hour, or until ready to serve.

Makes 8 frozen Elvises.

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