Recipe for How To Make Banana Dipped In Chocolate.
The process of making chocolate-dipped bananas is thus very easy. Now, when you are making it on your own or with your kids, this would be a good time to instruct them. Chocolate has several health benefits so when you have chocolates in the house and children around, this would be one activity worth considering!
CHOCOLATE COVERED BANANAS
Simple, healthy and super tasty; these frozen chocolate covered bananas are the ultimate sweet treat for all ages.
When you freeze bananas they turn cold and creamy and make a delicious healthy dessert. You can turn frozen slices into banana ice cream, add them to smoothies to make them extra creamy, make frozen banana treats or enjoy them on a stick, dipped in chocolate.
REASONS TO LOVE CHOCOLATE COVERED BANANAS
- EASY: Although you need to factor in freezing time, they really don’t involve a lot of prep work.
- CUSTOMIZABLE: Customize your frozen banana pops depending on the age, stage or taste preferences of your child. For little ones, you may want to just drizzle chocolate or skip it altogether. Older kids can help to prepare and choose their own toppings.
- HEALTHY – Bananas are a great addition to a child’s diet and a fantastic snack when paired with a healthy protein or fat (so drizzle that nut butter and roll in the nuts).
- MAKE AHEAD – These banana pops can be frozen for around a week. Make in advance for parties or playdates.
INGREDIENTS AND ALTERNATIVE TOPPING SUGGESTIONS
- BANANAS – Perfectly ripe bananas work best. Underripe bananas can have a bitter taste when frozen and overripe bananas can be too soft, the brown spots can also be undesirable.
- CHOCOLATE – I use dark chocolate which compliments the sweetness of the banana. You can use your favourite chocolate.
- COCONUT OIL – Makes the chocolate much smoother to work with, it isn’t essential. Skip it altogether or replace it with vegetable oil.
- TOPPINGS – Get creative, anything goes. Nut butter, finely chopped nuts/seeds, shredded coconut, freeze-dried fruits, sprinkles, crushed corn flakes, crushed cookies.
PROCESS SHOTS AND PREPARATION TIPS
- FREEZING – Find a tray that will easily fit into your freezer and line with parchment paper. Space out your bananas (they shouldn’t be touching) and ensure they are properly frozen before dipping them in chocolate. You will need to freeze the bananas for 2 + hours.
- MELTING CHOCOLATE – You can use a double boiler but I find the microwave easier. If you aren’t using chocolate chips make sure to break the chocolate up into similar sized pieces.
Place in a microwavable bowl with coconut oil. Microwave, stirring the chocolate every 20 – 30 seconds until the chocolate is melted.
Be careful not to get any water into the chocolate (e.g. from a wet spoon), this will cause the chocolate to seize.
- DIPPING TIPS – Using a tall slim jar makes dipping the chocolate much easier. Allow any excess chocolate to fall back into the jar.
- BE QUICK WITH THE TOPPINGS – Prepare your topping in advance (before melting the chocolate). Sprinkle toppings immediately after dipping, before the chocolate hardens.
FROZEN BANANAS FOR BABIES AND TODDLERS
Frozen bananas can be a delicious snack for toddlers and babies but there are a few things to consider before offering your child this tasty snack:
- CHOKING HAZARD: As the bananas are frozen they can potentially be a choking hazard if your child bites chunks off. ALWAYS supervise your child and make sure they are not left to run about with it in their hand.
- SIZE: Cut the bananas in 3rds, rather than halves as this is a more manageable size for younger children.
- ADDED SUGAR: It is not advised for children under two to consume added sugar. Therefore coating in chocolate is not advised. You can leave them plain, dip in natural yogurt or drizzle with peanut butter (thinned with a bit of yogurt). If you really do wish to add chocolate, add a thin drizzle (not recommended for under 2s).
- ALTERNATIVE: A great alternative for babies is banana icecream, which involves blending the frozen banana to a creamy consistency.
HOW TO MAKE FROZEN CHOCOLATE BANANAS (39 CENTS EACH!)
What’s more fun than dipping bananas in chocolate and adding all kinds of yummy toppings? Frozen Chocolate Bananas are a fun, whimsical treat that your kids will love to assemble themselves.
These frozen bananas dipped in chocolate are a great summer treat or fun party activity. Bonus: aside from freezing time, you can make these frozen chocolate bananas in about 15 minutes!
Who doesn’t have a fun memory of enjoying a frozen chocolate banana on a hot day, wiping melted chocolate off a cheek?
I spent a summer manning the frozen banana cart at Magic Mountain back in the day, so I can attest to how popular this treat has been over the years. But, do you have to head to the fairgrounds or amusement park to enjoy such a treat? Why no, no, you don’t.
You can make frozen chocolate bananas at home without too much hassle or chocolate splattered around the kitchen.
WHY MAKE THIS
It’s easy. When something is as easy as dipping a frozen banana in melted chocolate, you should do it, and do it often. This is a simple recipe that pays off bigtime.
It’s fun. There are so many great combinations of toppings that you can add to the chocolate: chopped nuts, crushed candies, colored sprinkles, shredded coconut, and more. All these make it a super fun recipe to share with friends and family.
It’s delicious! The classic combination of banana and chocolate is generations strong and worth enjoying on the regular.
To make frozen chocolate bananas, you’ll need the following ingredients:
bananas – Choose bananas that are ripe but not overly so. Too mushy a banana will melt into an oozy mess as you’re eating it. Save your brown bananas for other uses.
chocolate chips – You can use any kind of chips that you like, though dark or semi-sweet will give you the best results.
coconut oil – Coconut oil is what helps the chocolate solidify once cool. You don’t need a lot, but it’s not something you want to omit.
lollipop or popsicle sticks (not pictured) – You’ll need some kind of stick to hold onto the banana, else the chocolate will just melt in your hand. I found my bamboo sticks at Walmart, but Amazon has them here.
toppings – Toppings are optional, but things like sprinkles, toffee bits, chopped nuts, or shredded coconut add a fun flair to your frozen bananas. That said, Plain frozen chocolate bananas are just as good.
Chocolate Covered Banana Pops
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Serve up a healthy dessert of easy Chocolate Covered Banana Pops…made with an extra special dose of avocado for the best texture ever. They are nutritious, fun, and so darn yummy!
I grew up eating frozen chocolate-covered bananas and I’ve been having so much fun recreating the treat for my own kids. We love making these as a fun summer snack or as a way to use up ripe bananas whenever we find ourselves with too many (and I don’t have the energy to bake them into muffins or bread!).
These are easy to make and they freeze quickly—so the kids won’t need to wait hours to enjoy them!
The coating on these pops is Chocolate Avocado Pudding, which means that it’s super creamy, very easy to bite into, and it’s a perfect choice for little kids.
Ingredients You Need
To make this recipe you’ll need:
- ripe avocado
- plain whole milk Greek yogurt
- cocoa powder
- maple syrup
- pure vanilla extract
- paper lollipop sticks
- sprinkles, optional
TIP: I use the pudding to coat the bananas as a way to have lots of flavor and low added sugars. Plus, it’s super easy to make and it’s a fun way to serve up healthy fats from avocado.
Here’s a look at the basic process for making this healthy dessert. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the full information.
- Make the pudding.
- Cut the bananas and place a stick into each one.
- Dip the banana into pudding, using a spoon to help coat it.
- Place onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, top with sprinkles if desired, and freeze.
TIP: You can vary the size of the pops. I find that a medium banana cut into halves or thirds is a good size for little kids. (And myself!)