As a kid, I didn’t really eat a lot of sweet treats. My sister was allergic to chocolate so that meant I never got to eat chocolate candy bars. Occasionally, we might go to the Dairy Keen (yes, you read that right) to get a soft serve ice cream cone. But once in a blue moon, we might go to Goodrich Dairy in Norfolk. Goodrich locations are homemade ice cream, treats, and malts/shakes stores throughout Nebraska. I loved a Goodrich Malt. In fact, I still enjoy stopping for this treat on a warm Spring/Summer day driving through Lincoln on my way back to Kansas City.
I will never forget a trip to Goodrich as a pre-teen. My mother, sister, sister’s friend Jeanna, and I stopped at the Goodrich store in Norfolk to get some ice cream. A child we didn’t know kept screaming “I want a Monkey Tail.” In case you aren’t familiar with this cold treat, it is a frozen banana covered in chocolate. I don’t entirely understand why this child wanted that over homemade ice cream but I will never forget those tears streaming down their face in disappoint as they left without their monkey tail. I’m sure their parents where just mortified.
As I ran across this recipe on Pinterest, it made with think of that Goodrich experience. This super easy refreshing treat is perfect for your next summer barbeque.
Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper. Mix sliced bananas with orange juice. Thread skewers alternating grapes and bananas. Melt chocolate chips in the microwave on high for 1 minute, stir, and follow with 20 second intervals until completely melted. Scoop melted chocolate into a Ziploc bag and seal. Snip corner and drizzle over skewers. Place in freezer for 2 hours. Defrost for 5 minutes before serving.
- I used a frozen banana to make my skewers. If you do that, I would use half the amount of orange juice. They can be very slippery.
- I only had red grapes. It worked just fine.
- Blueberries would also be good.
- I halved the recipe and melted probably ¼ c. of chocolate chips. But I think almond bark would also work if you wanted a white chocolate taste.
- I placed a Ziploc bag in a glass and poured melted chocolate into baggie. It’s the easiest way to fill the bag with spilling or burning yourself.