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Chocolate Covered Bananas

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These chocolate covered bananas are super easy to make, and turn out to be a delicious and healthy sweet treat that kids love.

If you have been on the hunt for a dairy free, healthy snack option that beats ice cream, this one can be a great idea.

These bananas are naturally gluten free, and come together in just a few minutes!

chocolate covered bananas

What I Love About the Recipe

I love bananas and how versatile they are, and these delicious chocolate bananas were just the perfect treat for a hot summer day.

Another big plus about this recipe is that you can choose to customize the banana bites with fun toppings of your choice and bring in lots of variations too.

With barely a few minutes of prep time, you can get these rich and delicious banana bites together.

Ingredients For the Chocolate Covered Bananas Recipe

To make these frozen chocolate covered bananas, here’s what you’ll need.

Chocolate Covered Bananas Ingredients
  • Bananas: Provide the natural sweetness and act as the base for the chocolate coating.
  • Chocolate chips: Create the rich, indulgent chocolate shell around the bananas.
  • Coconut oil: Assists in hardening the chocolate to form a crisp, shell-like texture.
  • Sprinkles: Add a touch of color and fun, enhancing the visual appeal and texture.

How to Make Chocolate Covered Bananas

Ready to make chocolate covered bananas? Here’s the step by step rundown of what you need to do.

Step 1: Cut Bananas in Half

Peel the bananas and cut them in half.

Step 2: Push Popsicle Sticks into Bananas

Put a lollipop or popsicle stick at the bottom of the banana and put it in for about one inch.

Step 3: Melt Chocolate and Add Coconut Oil

Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for about 1.5-2 minutes or until completely melted. Make sure to check and stir every 30 seconds. Then mix in the coconut oil and let it melt.

Step 4: Add Toppings

Dip each banana in the chocolate and set aside, letting excess chocolate drip. Sprinkle with sprinkles, or any toppings you like.

Tips & Tricks to Make Chocolate Bananas

While making these chocolate covered bananas is super easy, you might want to take note of these tips and tricks too.

  • If you don’t want to use your microwave, you can also choose to melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
  • I let the chocolate harden at room temperature, but you can also choose to freeze banana slices if you want to speed up the process.
  • Remember to lay out the frozen bananas on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or wax paper before you transfer it to a freezer safe container and freeze it.
  • I used regular chocolate for this recipe, but you can also choose to use dark chocolate too.
  • Make sure you add some coconut oil when you melt the chocolate. The melted chocolate and coconut oil help create the perfect chocolate coating for these frozen bananas.

What Other Variations Can I Try?

You can try lots of other variations to these chocolate covered banana pops by adding some additional toppings of your choice.

Crushed peanuts or chopped peanuts are great, because they bring in a lot of texture.

You can also choose to sprinkle some coconut flakes or shredded coconut over the chocolate covered bananas.

Another great idea is to mix some almond butter into the melted chocolate before you dip banana in the chocolate.

Can I Prep the Chocolate Bananas in Advance?

You sure can!

This recipe is great to use up any remaining bananas that you may have. While these chocolate covered bananas taste best when you serve immediately, you can also freeze them for up to two weeks in an airtight container.

Just remember to first allow the chocolate covered banana pops to be in the freezer until they’re frozen solid, ideally on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

This should take about 2-3 hours, and once the bananas are frozen, transfer the frozen bananas to a freezer safe container.

These frozen banana pops taste incredible when you enjoy them cold!

More Dessert Recipes

If you enjoyed these chocolate dipped bananas, and are inspired to try some more fun sweet treat recipes, here are a few handpicked ones to check out.

Chocolate Bananas

Chocolate Covered Bananas

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 5 minutes

These chocolate covered bananas are super tasty and easy to make. Enjoy this easy fruit treat today

Ingredients

  • 4 bananas
  • 12 oz. chocolate chips
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Peel the bananas and cut them in half.
  2. Put a lollipop or popsicle stick at the bottom of the banana and put it in for about one inch.
  3. Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl for about 1.5-2 minutes or until completely melted. Make sure to check and stir every 30 seconds. Then mix in the coconut oil and let it melt.
  4. Dip each banana in the chocolate and set aside, letting excess chocolate drip. Sprinkle with sprinkles, or any toppings you like.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 290Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 5mgCarbohydrates: 41gFiber: 4gSugar: 31gProtein: 2g

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