Frozen Dinosaur Tails

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I showed you the other day how to make your son or daughter their own dinosaur tail.  Since receiving his tail, Master O has become even more obsessed with dinosaurs – if that is possible. 

Being ever the teacher, I have jumped on this love of dinosaurs to teach him anything and everything.  Wondering whether he was sick of the colouring, counting, cutting, drawing and reading, I thought a bit of cooking might be a welcome change of pace.

We decided to make some dinosaur tails to munch on.

Cutting a banana in half, we inserted paddle pop sticks into the cut ends. 

We then put these in the freezer until they were beginning to firm up.  After melting some white chocolate, we rolled the banana in it and then sprinkled each of them with chocolate flakes and jimmies to make spikes. A few more minute in the freezer to set, they were ready to eat.

These were delicious! I would recommend buying a really good white chocolate as it tastes so much better.  You can of course colour your chocolate.  Master O was very keen for that when I suggested we make a batch for movie night. 

 As it is winter here in Brisbane, I was not really keen to eat a fully-frozen banana.  We ate them semi-frozen and I thought the texture and temperature was suited to the white chocolate coating.

Even if you don’t have a little dinophile at your place, I suggest you give these a go as a healthier treat than the average ice block.  I guarantee, like us, you won’t stop at making just one batch!

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  1. I think I’m coming over to your house today. =) Yummo!

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