Monkey Bars

    I have always wanted a pet monkey.  If I had a pet monkey, I would feed it bananas.  As it stands, I have no monkey.  There are however, several children that occasionally act like monkeys.  I feed them bananas.  On warm days, when the monkeys haven't been jumping on the bed or flinging poo, I feed them frozen chocolate covered bananas.  Please note:  If your monkey(s) will be helping out, make sure they wash their paws (and tails where applicable).

You will need:
a bunch of just ripe bananas (one banana should feed 2 monkeys)
your favourite solid chocolate
nuts/sprinkles/bacon bits/anything crunchy and edible.
popsicle sticks

1.  Peel each banana and cut it in half crosswise.  Insert a popsicle stick into each banana's flat end, think of it as a tail.

2. Melt chocolate in a double boiler.  If you don't have a double boiler, you can use a microwave, but remember that the chocolate will begin to cool much more quickly.

3.  Choose your favourite of the bananas.  Use criteria such as size, shape, and standardized test scores to determine which banana to start with if you have no clear favourite.  Dip or roll it into the melted chocolate until evenly covered.

4. Before the chocolate begins to harden, roll the banana in the crunchy bits you have selected. It's helpful to use a shallow container or plate to assist in this step.

5. Set the banana aside on some waxed paper and repeat with the remaining bananas.  Cool all bananas to room temperature and freeze.  The chocolate should be set at room temperature so I suppose freezing is optional, however frozen bananas tend to be less mess.

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