Chocolate Covered Bananas

5 from 2 votes

These kid friendly chocolate covered bananas make for an easy and healthy fun treat. Finish them with your favorite toppings and serve as a snack or dessert.

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Chocolate covered bananas are a great summertime treat that your kids will love! Quick and easy to make, these banana popsicles make for a great healthy snack or no bake dessert.

Chocolate covered bananas with toppings

How to make chocolate covered bananas

  • Peel and cut the bananas in half, place on to popsicle sticks and line a baking sheet with parchment.
  • Melt the chocolate and transfer it to a tall glass for dipping.
Banana halves on popsicle sticks
  • Dip each banana into the chocolate.
  • Lay the chocolate covered bananas on parchment paper.
  • Top with your toppings of choice immediately before the chocolate hardens and refrigerate.
Process shots to show how to dip the bananas, coat in chocolate and adding toppings

Tips for making chocolate covered bananas

  1. Use a narrow glass for dipping. It works better than a wide glass for dipping the banana all the way. I prefer a mason jar for this. If you don’t have one, just rotate the cup around to make sure to cover the banana.
  2. Work quickly! The chocolate and coconut mixture will harden quickly, so you want to have everything ready to dip quickly and immediately sprinkle the bananas with your toppings.
  3. Sprinkle the toppings on top, instead of rolling the banana on the toppings. I find it’s much easier to use my hands and sprinkle the toppings I’m using so that it’s evenly coated without making a mess.
  4. Place the bananas on parchment paper for easy clean up. Make sure to allow any excess dripping before laying the bananas down for best presentation. You can also set them on a cooling wrack without parchment paper to allow the dripping to fall into a baking sheet underneath. But this requires more clean-up.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s the best chocolate to use?

I like to use dark or semi-sweet chocolate for this recipe. The slight bitterness works really well with the sweet banana. If you prefer, you can make these with milk or white chocolate.

Do you use over ripe bananas?

It’s best not to use over ripe bananas as they can be too soft and fall off of the sticks. I like to use ones that have a very yellow peel with a couple of spots of brown. They are still firm but have more natural sweetness than under ripe ones.

How long do chocolate covered bananas keep?

Because these bananas aren’t frozen, they will keep for about 2 days in the fridge until the bananas start to brown. If you like, once the chocolate is solid, you can freeze the bananas and they will keep for up to 3 months.

Topping Ideas

The topping options are the fun part of these chocolate covered bananas. There are many ways to top them! Whatever you use, it’s best to keep the toppings mini or crumbled to adhere the best.

  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Cacao nibs
  • Toasted coconut
  • Crushed nuts (peanuts, hazelnuts, cashews, etc.)
  • Sprinkles
  • Sprinkle of warm spices (cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom)
  • A pinch of flakey sea salt
  • Caramel sauce drizzle
  • Another coating of white chocolate

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Chocolate Covered Bananas

These kid friendly chocolate covered bananas make for an easy and healthy fun treat. Finish them with your favorite toppings and serve as a snack or dessert.
5 from 2 votes
Servings 6 servings
Course Dessert, Snack
Calories 263
Prep Time 15 mins
Total Time 15 mins

Ingredients
  

  • 3 ripe bananas peeled and halved
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 3 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 6 wooden popsicle sticks

Instructions

  • Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl. Add coconut oil, and microwave it in 20-30 second increments, stirring in between until fully melted. Alternatively, you can place chocolate in a heatproof bowl over a saucepan of gently simmering water and stir until melted.
  • Transfer the melted chocolate to a tall narrow glass.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Insert a popsicle stick in one end of each banana piece. Dip one banana half in the glass of chocolate and allow excess chocolate to drip off.
  • Place dipped banana back on parchment paper and immediately. Roll the banana in topping of choice, then return to the parchment paper. Repeat with remaining bananas.
  • Refrigerate until chocolate is firm, about 20 minutes

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Notes

Storage: They will last about 2 days in the fridge. You can also freeze the bananas and they will keep for up to 3 months.
Nutritional Data: Please note that the nutrition label provided is an estimate based on an online nutrition calculator. It will vary based on the specific ingredients you use. 

Nutrition

Calories: 263kcal, Carbohydrates: 34g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Cholesterol: 5mg, Sodium: 21mg, Potassium: 211mg, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 26g, Vitamin A: 105IU, Vitamin C: 5mg, Calcium: 38mg, Iron: 1mg

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