Chocolate Covered Banana Pops

These healthy chocolate covered banana pops are made with just four ingredients. Simple, refreshing and the perfect cool and creamy treat for summer.

This recipe brings me back! Chocolate covered banana pops were the ultimate treat as a child and they’re just as tasty as an adult! The best part is that these banana pops are super simple to throw together and the perfect recipe to bring your kiddos into the kitchen to help with.

Two frozen bananas on a stick covered in chocolate and sprinkled with chopped almonds.

I have a bit of a sweet tooth (which has heightened since becoming pregnant) so I always try to have healthy treats available so I can reach for an upgraded dessert instead of driving to the closest ice cream shop.

These chocolate covered bananas fit the bill and are perfect for these hot summer days when I could easily eat a pint of ice cream…

Chocolate covered banana pops on parchment paper lined cookie sheet and sprinkled with almonds and coconut.

Ingredients in Chocolate Covered Banana Pops

  • bananas
  • chocolate chips – you can use dark chocolate or low sugar chocolate if needed
  • coconut oil – this helps thin the melted chocolate, making the bananas easier to dip
  • chopped almonds or shredded coconut – fun toppings for a little crunch and decoration

Chocolate covered bananas on parchment paper lined cookie sheet and sprinkled with almonds and coconut.

How to Make Chocolate Covered Banana Pops

To prep, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. This prevents the chocolate from sticking to the pan and will make clean up super simple! Peel your bananas (a great job for kiddos) and cut each banana in half. Insert a popsicle stick or bamboo skewer into each piece of banana to make a banana popsicle. Arrange bananas on the prepared baking sheet and place in the freezer. Your bananas need to be frozen before moving on to the next step!

After patiently waiting for an hour or two while your bananas freeze, you can get your melted chocolate ready. If you have a double boiler, now is the time to get it out. If not, you can melt your chocolate in the microwave (see instructions in the recipe).

Dip each banana pop into the melted chocolate, sprinkle with chopped almonds or shredded coconut and return to the baking sheet. Repeat until all of your bananas are covered in chocolate and serve! The chocolate mixture should firm up pretty quickly after touching the frozen banana.

One tip: You definitely have to work fast when adding the toppings! The chocolate hardens quickly and once it’s hard the toppings won’t stick!

Hand holding a frozen banana on a stick dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with almonds. Glass container with chocolate covered bananas sprinkled with coconut.

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Chocolate Covered Banana Pops


Description

These healthy chocolate covered banana pops are made with just four ingredients. Simple, refreshing and the perfect cool and creamy treat for summer.


Ingredients

  • 4 medium bananas
  • 6 oz chocolate chips (I used dairy-free dark chocolate chips)
  • 1 1/2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3 Tablespoons chopped almonds and/or shredded coconut
  • 8 bamboo skewers or popsicle sticks

Instructions

  1. Prepare a small baking sheet by lining with parchment paper.
  2. Peel each banana. Discard peels and cut each banana in half.
  3. Insert a bamboo skewer or popsicle stick into each banana half.
  4. Lay bananas on baking sheet and freeze for 1 hour or until bananas are frozen.
  5. Melt the chocolate and coconut oil together. You can use a double-boiler or microwave for this. For the microwave, add chocolate and coconut oil into a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 1 minute, stir and continue to heat in 30 second increments until chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
  6. Dip each frozen banana half into the melted chocolate, coating as much of the banana as you’d like. Sprinkle with almonds or coconut to decorate. Do this quickly because chocolate hardens fast.
  7. Place chocolate covered banana back on parchment lined baking sheet and continue this process until all the bananas are coated. Enjoy immediately. Store any leftover banana pops in the freezer for up to 1 month.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freeze
  • Cuisine: American

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 banana pop
  • Calories: 144
  • Sugar: 8g
  • Fat: 9g
  • Carbohydrates: 21g
  • Fiber: 6g
  • Protein: 2g

Keywords: chocolate covered banana

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  1. My boyfriend and I almost drove down from DC for that show–we love Josh Ritter and Mason–but I forgot about it 🙁 But we did see Mason the next night and got to meet him too! He’s the best! But I think he was wearing the same shirt both nights…

  2. Ok, so those might just be the prettiest things I’ve seen all week! 🙂
    And thank you so much for the sweet (literally hehe) shout-out.
    Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m off to vote for you pronto!!

    Love (and chocolate),
    Katie

  3. Ummm those chocolate covered bananas look SO good!!! I definitely need to get my hands on some coconut oil ASAP! Oh, and we had a bachelorette party for my best college friend last weekend and she had a “no penis rule.” Everyone followed it and she was so relieved!

    So jealous you met Mason Jennings!

  4. I love that you used the word tchotchkes; hilarious! Not hilarious: penis tchotchkes. I’m with you there. And chocolate-covered frozen bananas always remind me of the show Arrested Development! Hope you watched it. 🙂

    I just voted for you! Have fun at the bachelorette party!

  5. Have fun at the shower and bachlorette party. Chocolate covered bananas sounds and looks so delicious. I have to make these this weekend. I always enjoy Tosca and her clean eating dishes.

  6. I love chocolate dipped frozen bananas! PERFECT summer treat…well that and ice cream! Looks wonderful!

  7. I, too, was sent that cookbook to review, and I remember eyeing that same recipe. Looks delicious! I will have to dig out that cookbook this weekend.
    The concert looks like a blast!

  8. I totally just made some chocolate covered bananas..i even did a post too..i make mine almost the same way! :)..great night time snack!

  9. Brittany…Ryan and I love Mason Jennings…and Josh Ritter. What an amazing evening, and what a great picture of the two of you! Your chocolate covered bananas look scrumptious too. One of my favorite flavor combinations. Thanks for sharing, love!

  10. What a great idea for dessert! I love to have something sweet every day too. I fully believe that there is ALWAYS room for something a little sweet each day of your life.

    Sounds like such a wonderful night and how cool that you met Mason!

    All around, a good day for you Brittany! 🙂

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