Chocolate-Butterscotch Banana Bites
Makes about 1-1/2 dozen snacks
4 - medium-size bananas
Plastic straws, cut into 2-inch
pieces, or lollipop sticks
1 - cup Hershey's Butterscotch
1 - cup Hershey's Semi-Sweet
Chocolate Chips or Hershey's Mini Chips Semi-Sweet Chocolate
4 - teaspoons shortening (do not use
butter, margarine, spread or oil), divided
Cover tray with wax paper. Peel
bananas and cut diagonally into 1-inch pieces. Place straw piece
halfway into each banana piece. Place on prepared tray; cover and
freeze until firm.
Coarsely chop 1/2 cup butterscotch
chips and set aside in small bowl. Coarsely chop 1/2 cup chocolate
chips and set aside in separate small bowl. Place remaining 1/2 cup
butterscotch chips and 2 teaspoons shortening in small
microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at HIGH (100%) 1
minute and stir.
Continue heating 15 seconds at a
time or until mixture is melted and smooth when stirred. Dip half of banana pieces into
butterscotch mixture, covering each banana piece completely;
roll in chopped chocolate chips. Place back on prepared tray. Cover
and return to freezer until set.
Repeat melting procedure with
remaining 1/2 cup chocolate chips and remaining 2 teaspoons
shortening. Coat remaining banana pieces and
roll in chopped butterscotch chips. Cover and return to freezer.