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

Chocolate Covered Banana Pops


  • Author: Brittany Mullins
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8
  • Diet: Gluten Free

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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    36 comments
    1. Alan
      October 13, 2020 AT 9:40 pm

      hmmm chocolate covered banana…. nice dessert

    2. Amelia
      August 7, 2020 AT 8:13 pm

      So refreshing and easy to make. So good!

    3. Marcela
      July 21, 2020 AT 4:43 pm

      hi, Brittany! Question: can you keep the covered bananas frozen for a few days? Or you have to eat them immediately. Thanks

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 22, 2020 AT 12:14 am

        Hey Marcela – You can definitely store these in the freezer in a freezer-safe bag or container for about a month!

    4. Lauren Ritchie
      July 9, 2020 AT 9:22 am

      I cant eat coconut , is there another oil I can use?

      1. Brittany Mullins
        July 9, 2020 AT 11:37 pm

        The coconut oil just helps to melt the chocolate and make it more liquidy, which makes it easier for dipping. That said, you could probably just leave it out. 🙂

    5. Azhar
      July 21, 2019 AT 3:57 pm

      Wow What Idea, I feel like a Chock Bar Ice Cream So Nice Mam

    6. Liz
      June 18, 2010 AT 9:36 am

      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…

    7. Marianne
      June 17, 2010 AT 5:07 pm

      How much do I wish I had bananas in the house right now?

    8. Joanna Sutter (Fitness & Spice)
      June 13, 2010 AT 12:30 pm

      Great recipe…and I have everything I need in the house! Miraculous!

    9. Chocolate Covered Katie
      June 13, 2010 AT 7:48 am

      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

    10. Sues
      June 12, 2010 AT 3:32 pm

      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!

    11. Sara
      June 12, 2010 AT 1:22 pm

      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!

    12. 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.

    13. Christina @ A Beautiful Mess
      June 12, 2010 AT 11:16 am

      Thanks for the info on coconut oil, I’ve been hearing a lot about it but wasn’t really sure how to use it and your post was very helpful :O)

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

    15. Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen)
      June 12, 2010 AT 9:21 am

      I love coconut oil! Perfect oil for everything! I need to make those bananas…I have never done that before! Good luck with the party…I am not so much a fan of glowing penises either!

    16. Gena
      June 12, 2010 AT 7:45 am

      Voted!

      And holy moly, what a scrumptious sweet treat!

    17. Hillary [Nutrition Nut on the Run]
      June 12, 2010 AT 1:24 am

      I just went bananas over that recipe – yum! I think Angela OSG made a similar recipe recently… now I am too – mmm!

    18. BroccoliHut
      June 12, 2010 AT 12:50 am

      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!

    19. katie
      June 11, 2010 AT 10:48 pm

      GIRL THOSE Look aweesome!! I LOVE bananas frozen in the summer time!!!

    20. teenagehealthfreak
      June 11, 2010 AT 9:42 pm

      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!

    21. Monet
      June 11, 2010 AT 9:38 pm

      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!

    22. Julie @ Pickley Pear
      June 11, 2010 AT 8:03 pm

      Bachelorette parties are so fun! It’s the perfect time to act silly and wear penis stuff – no one will think you are weird!

    23. Sarah @ cocoanutshakes
      June 11, 2010 AT 7:58 pm

      MmM thanks for the recipe!! LOL do you ever watch Arrested Development? These remind me of that……

      1. Eating Bird Food
        July 9, 2010 AT 10:24 pm

        I hadn’t seen Arrested Development until today. I get it now. 🙂

    24. Lauren
      June 11, 2010 AT 7:57 pm

      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! 🙂

    25. Jessica
      June 11, 2010 AT 7:57 pm

      I loooove chocolate covered bananas!!

      Have fun tonight!

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