Banana Chocolate Pops

1 (12 oz.) package firm silken light tofu, drained

1 ½ C. organic semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/8 teaspoon sea salt

10 bananas

20 lollipop or popsicle sticks (found at local craft store)

½ C. chopped nuts, optional

1. Add tofu to a food processor; process until smooth

2. Place chocolate in top of a double broiler. Cook over simmering water until melted. (Or melt chocolate in microwave.) Add to tofu in food processor. Add vanilla and salt; process until smooth. Pour into a 2-cup measuring cup or small deep bowl.

3. Peel bananas and cut in half crosswise. Place lollipop sticks into one end of each banana half. Dip bananas in chocolate mixture, twirling to coat. Place on wax paper; sprinkle with nuts if desired.

4. Freeze until chocolate is hard, about 1 hour. Makes 20 pops.

Nutrition Per Serving:

150 calories

6g fat

0mg cholesterol

4g protein

24 g carbohydrates

3g fiber

15 mg sodium

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