Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

  • 4 large ripe bananas, peeled and cut into thirds crosswise
  • 3/4 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut
  1. Peel 4 large ripe bananas, cut in thirds and insert a popsicle stick into the cut end of each piece. Melt ¾ cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips. Cover each piece of banana with melted chocolate and sprinkle with coconut. (Reheat chocolate, as needed, to keep it melted.) Place the bananas on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours.

TIPS & NOTES

  • Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight in the freezer for up to 1 week. | Equipment: 12 wooden popsicle sticks
  • Tip: To melt chocolate, microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. Or place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.

NUTRITION

Per serving: 100 calories; 4 g fat ( 3 g sat , 1 g mono ); 4 mg cholesterol; 6 g carbohydrates; 6 g added sugars; 1 g protein; 2 g fiber; 7 mg sodium; 207 mg potassium.

READER’S COMMENT:
“we made this for a simple friday night dessert. but instead of coconut, we rolled them in chopped peanuts. my 4 yr old loved them. you could also try candy sprinkles. “


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7 Responses to Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

  1. angiewest says:

    My Grandmother used to make these 🙂 Not dipped in chocolate/toppings though-what a great idea! Thanks for sharing. Anything that gets kids to eat healthy gets a big thumbs up from me.

  2. Ah, awesome idea. Perfect, and simple, way to use up bananas. I really want one 😛

  3. Nikki says:

    I haven’t made these in such along time. I’ve never used coconut. Now, these sound good!

  4. Joy says:

    I think coconut and or peanuts sound super good.

  5. Vicki says:

    I used to LOVE frozen dipped banana’s. when i was a kid the DQ in Litch used to have them and when ever id go there thats what i would get.. Its been years since ive had one.

  6. the Jilb says:

    Yum! These look awesome!

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