Chocolate-Covered Bananas



8 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped

6 popsicle sticks or wooden skewers

2 bananas, peeled and cut crosswise into thirds

1/3 cup coarsely chopped salted peanuts


Place chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over (not in) a pan of gently simmering water. Stir just until melted.

Line a baking sheet with waxed paper. Insert a popsicle stick in one end of each banana piece. Dip banana, one piece at a time, in chocolate, spooning on additional chocolate to cover.

Sprinkle each banana with peanuts, and set on prepared baking sheet. Refrigerate until chocolate is firm, 20 minutes, or up to 3 days.