Chocolate Covered Bananas Recipe
One of my favorite things in the whole world next to ice cream is a Chicago favorite called Diana’s Bananas. Every time I go home to visit my mom always buys these for me and I eat the entire box during the 2.5 days I’m there.
Talk about no self control!
Well they used to be impossible to find anywhere else so I decided to start make my own!
They are so delicious, super easy, and cheap! These frozen chocolate covered bananas are also the perfect way to use up extra bananas.
It is also a great recipe just in time for summer!
Okay I have to tell you a funny little story. This post is really old. So old the pictures no longer worked, so I went to redo it and take new photos.
I had gathered pretty things to top the banana pops with. Started making a bunch, few plain ones, and while taking some photos I knocked over the glass of chocolate…
Now this wouldn’t be a huge deal if I made them in the kitchen like a normal human being. Food blogger here, and the only good lighting is in my bedroom… that has carpet.
On that same note… If anyone knows how to get coconut oil chocolate stain out of carpet let me know… I tried everything.
Tips for making frozen chocolate covered bananas:
Don’t make this over carpet…. hahah see story above.
Can you eat frozen bananas?
Are frozen bananas healthy?
What makes this recipe healthy?
Chocolate Covered Bananas Recipe
Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas
- 3 to 4 ripe bananas
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 3 Tbs cocoa powder
- 1 Tbs honey
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- pinch of salt
- toppings like coconut or nuts (optional)
- popsicle sticks
1. Cut bananas in half and stick popsicle stick inside. Lay on cookie sheet that has been lined with a baking mate or parchment paper. Place in freezer for 1 hour
2. Melt coconut oil in a microwave safe container. Place in microwave, use 30 second intervals to melt coconut oil. Whisk in sugar, coco powder, vanilla extract, and pinch of salt.
4. Dip frozen bananas in chocolate. I like to dip mine twice to get a good coat. Add toppings if desired. Freeze for 2 hours.
5. Eat and be extremely happy! That’s how I am every time I eat these!
You can store the extras (if there are any) in a ziplock bag or freezer safe container in the freezer for up to a couple weeks.
Side note: You can make a healthier version by making the same recipe but instead of dunking the bananas you could just drizzle the chocolate coating on top so you don’t eat as much of it!
Just an fyi I might have been eating one of these while I was writing this post 🙂
My son is on dairy free diet and I am going to make those bananas for him, Thank you!
Im so glad I could help its hard to find dairy free recipes. Eating dairy free can be tough!
Those look so yummy we will have to give them a try when it gets hot this summer. At the Coop, also at Kroger, they have coconut milk ice cream. It’s a bit expensive, but totally worth it every once in a while to get that ice cream fix.
I can’t remember if Ive had that or not. I know for sure I’ve gotten the almond milk ice cream which was really tasty and soy ice cream which was ok. Right now those just don’t fit in the budget. But you can make homemade ice cream with just chopped up frozen bananas and a little non dairy milk. That really good!
Thanks for sharing! I have been wanting some pops so badly.
Mmmmm…they look delicious!
Oh my goodness. My hubby LOVES the chocolate bananas you can get at the fair. I could make these up to give him a special treat when the carnival isn’t around! I like that you can make ahead and freeze as well! I would love it if you would link up to my debut Sweet Sharing Monday! http://saynotsweetanne.com/2012/sweet-sharing-monday/
Awww I’m so glad your husband can enjoy these. I actually think I ate all of them and my husband didn’t get any. Opps! Next batch! I already linked up. Thanks for the invitation
This is to stinking cute. What a great job. I would love it if you showed it off at my new linky party @ Kampenlane.com.
I can’t wait to see what else you create.
Thank you Taylor! I would love to show it off at your link party thank you for the invite!
We believe our 3 month old has a dairy/soy allergy. I’m finding it incredibly difficult to find ANYTHING I can eat with my family (I have a picky, picky husband!) and I am so sick of making 2 separate meals! Thanks for this yummy recipe! I love this site! 🙂
This is a great recipe. I love chocolate covered bananas.
Debi and Charly
Thanks! Its probably one of my most favorite foods!