Every good thing given and every perfect gift is from above, coming
down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or
shifting shadow. (James 1:17)

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Chocolate Covered Banana Pops

4 bananas
cup heavy cream
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
cup chopped peanuts


Peel the bananas and cut in half across to get 2 short pieces of banana. Insert a Popsicle stick into each banana half for a handle. Wrap each banana half in a piece of aluminum foil and place in the freezer for at least 4 to 6 hours until frozen solid. Place the cream in a small saucepan and bring to a gentle simmer over medium heat. Remove from the heat. Place the chocolate chips in a medium bowl, then carefully pour the hot cream over the chips. Let the chocolate and cream sit for a minute or two, then stir with a small spoon until blended and chocolate is completely melted. Remove the bananas from the freezer and unwrap. Cover a small baking sheet with wax paper or aluminum foil. Holding the stick, dip one banana half in the melted chocolate until completely coated. Sprinkle the coated banana with about 1 tablespoon of the nuts and set the banana on the covered baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining bananas. Serve immediately, or place in the freezer until ready to serve. Makes 8 servings.