CHOCOLATE COVERED BANANAS
6 ripe Bananas
1 (11 ½ oz.) pkg. Semi-sweet or Milk Chocolate Chips
3 T. Shortening
Peel bananas. Cut in half crosswise. Insert a wooden stick into the flat end of each half. Place on cookie sheet and freeze for 2 to 3 hours.
Melt chocolate chips and shortening over hot (not boiling) water in double boiler. When chocolate is smooth, dip frozen bananas into chocolate. Cover bananas with foil and put back in freezer until ready to serve.
(*Bananas can be coated with nuts, sprinkles or coconut, just after they are dipped)