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Chocolate, peanut butter & banana lollipops (1980)

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Banana Lollipops vintage recipe 1980 (2)
Three popular flavors come together in one delicious dessert in this recipe for banana “lollipops.” These treats are coated with melted chocolate and peanut butter chips, then rolled in a nutty cereal mixture.

The cereal has a starring role, since the how-to for these banana treats comes from General Mills’ 1980 booklet, “Cheeriodle Cookbook for Kids.” The recipes in the pamphlet were created in the Betty Crocker Kitchens, then tested at home by kids ages 8 to 12. (See more recipes made with Cheerios here!)

Chocolate, peanut butter & banana lollipops (1980)

Banana lollipops recipe

from Cheeriodle Cookbook for Kids

Utensils you will need

Cookie sheet
Waxed paper
Set of measuring cups
Sharp knife
Cutting board
6 or 8 wooden ice cream sticks
Measuring spoons
Small saucepan
Wooden spoon
Table knife or small spatula

Ingredients you will need

1 cup Cheerios cereal
1/4 cup sliced almonds
3 or 4 firm bananas
2 teaspoons shortening
1/2 cup (8 ounces) peanut butter chips
1/2 cup (8 ounces) milk chocolate chips

Chocolate, peanut butter & banana lollipops (1980)

Directions

1. Cover cookie sheet with waxed paper.

2. Chop 1 cup cereal and 1/4 cup almonds together on cutting board. Set aside.

3. Peel bananas. Cut across each banana to make 2 halves. Put ice cream stick in the center of each banana half. Set aside.

4. Melt 2 teaspoons shortening in small saucepan over low heat. Add 1/2 cup peanut butter chips and 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Heat over low heat, stirring all the time, until chips are melted and the mixture is smooth. Remove pan from heat and turn off burner.

5. Spread mixture all over 1 banana half with knife. Roll the coated banana in chopped cereal and almonds. Place on cookie sheet. Repeat with the other banana halves.

6. Refrigerate until firm, about 1/2 hour.

Makes 6 or 8 lollipops

Chocolate, peanut butter & banana lollipops vintage recipe

Chocolate, peanut butter & banana lollipops (1980)

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