Chocolate Covered Banana Hearts

Today’s post is brought to you by the letter ‘V’.
Preschool was at my house today. Six little ones make for a busy afternoon, but it’s always hilarious. Aside from our usual things, we made Valentines for their moms and dads. They traced and cut out their hands which we put inside of a card, attached to a paper folded accordion-style. The front said “I love you” and the inside said “THIS MUCH” with the little hands springing out when opened. They turned out cute. This was for their dads.
For the moms I had them fill in the blanks to a love letter! Here is what I wrote:

Dear Mom,
I just wanted to tell you how much I love you! You are so beautiful. Thank you for all you do!
My favorite food you cook is:
My favorite song you sing is:
The best place you take me is:
I think you are funny when:
You are very good at:
I like it when you:
You are the best! Happy Valentine’s Day!
Love your little Valentine,

I asked them the questions and wrote in the answers and then they wrote their names and decorated the paper with stickers. I love little kid answers to things like this! One little boy said “showering” for what his mom was good at!

For a treat we had heart-shaped chocolate covered bananas. They were really cute and tasty!

Chocolate Covered Banana hearts recipe
Chocolate Covered Banana hearts recipe

Chocolate Covered Banana Hearts

4 Bananas
1/2 pound of milk chocolate

Peel and cut the bananas into circles. Cut the banana slices into hearts by cutting the bottom to make it pointy and then cutting a ‘v’ into the top. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave. Dip the banana hearts in the chocolate, one at a time. Fish them out with a fork and tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to remove any extra chocolate. Place dipped hearts on a wax- or parchment-paper-lined cookie sheet. Repeat until all your hearts are covered. Decorate with sprinkles if you like. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve. These would also be great frozen.

Chocolate Covered Banana hearts recipe
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8 Responses
    1. Bahaha! Yes. She said that and “cooking”. So I have branched out – and honestly when you live in 400 square feet, cleaning is quick (so is the mess making though!)

    1. I love doing the group preschool thing! It’s cheap (free!), it’s fun, and it was a great way for me to meet other women since they started the Monday after we moved into our house!

      I just plan on Henry helping out and doing everything the kids are doing. If we are doing a craft or worksheet I just make sure to have everything for him too. He loves it even if he is just coloring on the paper while the kids are working on writing.

      Kimball takes a nap for most of it, and when he isn’t napping he just plays on the floor. The kids love him!

      It has worked out really well for me and even with having my other kids around.

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