Make Mother’s Day sweet
If your mom is a confirmed chocolate lover, delight her with one of these easy-to-make treats on May 12.
Chocolate coconut balls
4 1/2 cups coconut flakes
6 1/2 ounces condensed milk
5 ounces melted semi-sweet chocolate
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
Directions  Lightly pulse coconut flakes in a food processor. Add the condensed milk and vanilla extract. Mix well. Refrigerate for 10 minutes. Make balls out of the mixture and freeze for 10 minutes.  Melt the semi-sweet chocolate. Use a fork to dip each ball into the chocolate. Let the excess drip and place on parchment paper. Refrigerate for 15 minutes and serve.
Chocolate banana pops
4 ripe, firm bananas
8 wooden sticks
3 tablespoons salted peanuts, chopped
6 ounces dark chocolate, chopped
Directions  Peel and cut each banana in half, crosswise. Insert a stick into each half. Place on a tray, cover with plastic wrap and place in the freezer for about three hours, until frozen.  Place the peanuts on a plate. Melt the chocolate with the lowest possible heat, stirring frequently. Pour the melted chocolate into a tall glass. Dip each frozen banana into the chocolate, turning it to coat, and immediately roll in the peanuts. Place on a tray covered in waxed paper. Serve immediately.