Chocolate Covered Bananas

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Chocolate covered bananas are the perfect summer treat! They’re a fun way to eat more fruit, and an easy snack to have on hand for both you and the kids.

I don’t have kids yet, so yes, these are all for me!

I love keeping healthier frozen treats around to help tame my sweet tooth, and these always hit the spot for something refreshing. Plus you only need 4-ingredients so that’s always a win! I like to consider this recipe a “non-recipe recipe” since its so simple.

Fun Toppings for Your Chocolate Covered Bananas

  • crushed nuts- walnuts, pecans, peanuts, or any nut of your liking are a great option to pair with your bananas
  • granola- the perfect flavorful crunch to go with your pops!
  • shredded coconut for a nut free, sweeter taste
  • sprinkles- because you’re never too old for sprinkles!

Any way you eat them, I guarantee you’ll love them!

TIPS for the best results:

  1. Make sure your bananas aren’t too spotty, otherwise they’ll be hard to work with.
  2. Thin your chocolate by melting it with a little bit of coconut oil to spread it more easily
  3. Eat them fresh out of the freezer! Avoid refreezing after its been defrosted- the bananas will get too mushy

Are these chocolate covered banana pops an equal replacement for ice cream?

No.

But are they a fun way to eat fruit and another excuse to eat chocolate?

Hell yeah.

Whether you bought too many bananas, want a quick treat for the summer heat, or need an excuse to eat sprinkles, these chocolate covered bananas are the thing for you!

Other recipes to make with your extra bananas:

Single-serve Banana Mug Cake

Gluten-free Walnut Chip Banana Bread

Almond Butter Banana Muffins

Chocolate Covered Bananas

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Course: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Sweets, Vegan
Servings

6

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Freeze time

20

minutes
Total time

35

minutes

NOTES: these are best served fresh out of the freezer. If they defrost and are placed back into the freezer, the bananas may get mushy.

Ingredients

  • 3 large bananas, cut in half

  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

  • 1 tsp coconut oil

  • 6 popsicle sticks

  • Toppings
  • 2 tbsp crushed walnuts

  • 2 tbsp crushed peanuts

  • 2 tbsp sprinkles

  • Other ideas: shredded coconut, crushed cookies, granola

Directions

  • In a microwave safe bowl, melt the chocolate chips with the coconut oil in 30 second increments until smooth. Stir after every 30 seconds.
  • Stick a popsicle mold 3/4 way into each banana
  • Dip each banana into the chocolate, using a spoon to help you coat. You can coat them 3/4 of the way up, or fully!
  • Sprinkle your desired toppings on each and lay flat onto a plate lined with parchment paper.
  • Place in freezer to set for 20 minutes, and enjoy!
  • Store them in an freezer safe container for up to a month.

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