Peel the bananas & cut in half.
Carefully insert popsicle stick in the cut end of the banana.
Place on small baking sheet & freeze several hours.
Once bananas are frozen firm it's time to coat with chocolate.
Place chocolate chips & shortening in small bowl - microwave in 30 second intervals- stirring in between until melted & smooth.
Holding the banana over the bowl of melted chocolate, spoon the chocolate over the banana until coated.
Immediately move the banana back over the baking sheet & sprinkle with any of your additional toppings before the chocolate hardens. *this will happen quickly because the bananas are frozen.
Place it back on the baking sheet. Repeat with remaining bananas.
Once coated, place them back in freezer until ready to enjoy.