Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas

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Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas are a scrumptious treat that is both creamy and chocolatey. Additionally, they are healthier than conventional ice cream.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes
freezing time/setting time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Total: 3 hours 20 minutes
Sheet pan of frozen chocolate covered bananas.

Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas are a scrumptious treat that is both creamy and chocolatey. Additionally, they are healthier than conventional ice cream.

Sheet pan of frozen chocolate covered bananas.

This Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas are perfect for a hot summer day. They do not melt like ice cream treats, they are healthier plus they are dairy free.

A creation first perfected at the world’s fair, find out the history of this treat here.

  • 10 Minute Prep: comes together super quick, just allow to freeze after.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry.
  • Family Friendly: Kids go bananas for these treats, plus you know all the ingredients.
  • Adaptable: Can make it without nuts for those with allergies.
  • Last a Long Time: You can make these in advance and use anytime you need a treat.
Hand holding a frozen banana with chocolate and multicolored sprinkles.

What You Need to Make Chocolate Dipped Bananas

Ingredients

  • Ripe Bananas
  • Chocolate Chips 
  • Shortening
  • Popsicle Sticks
  • Chopped Peanuts
A bunch of bananas, chocolate, sprinkles and sticks.

Equipment

How to Make Frozen Bananas – Step by Step

Bananas peeled and on a tray with popcicle sticks in them.
  • Bananas: First, peel bananas and cut in half. Push a popsicle stick into each banana half and then place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Freeze: Second, freeze for at least 3 hours or do the night before.
  • Chocolate: Next, microwave chocolate with shortening in a microwave safe bowl, for thirty seconds, stir with a rubber spatula and continue to microwave and stir in 15 second intervals until chocolate is melted and smooth. A great tutorial is here.
  • Dip: Then dip banana in chocolate and then immediately, apply nuts and set on parchment paper to set.
  • Serve: Allow to harden and then serve or refreeze until ready to serve.
Jar with chocolate before and after melting and on a baking dish.

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Common Questions About Frozen Chocolate Dipped Bananas

HOW DO I STORE FROZEN CHOCOLATE COVERED BANANAS?

Wrap them individually and then store in a freezer zip top bag or airtight container. Frozen Bananas can last a long time in the freezer. Easily three months.

CAN I SUBSTITUTE SPRINKLES IN PLACE OF NUTS?

Sure, if you do not like or are allergic to nuts use sprinkles, coconut or crushed up cookies like oreos!

WHAT TYPE OF BANANAS WORK BEST?

Of course, the riper the banana the better, just not too brown or they may be too mushy. When the skins are showing a few brown specks are best.

ALTERNATE CHOCOLATE MELTING METHOD?

Place a Mason Jar filled with chips and shortening in a pot filled halfway with water. Heat the pan over medium heat and stir the chocolate chips occasionally until melted and smooth.

Baking dish with finished frozen chocolate covered bananas.

Expert Tips for Making Chocolate Covered Bananas

  • Doubled: Great recipe to make a large batch. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately, make and freeze.
  • Coconut Oil: If you are not a fan of shortening use coconut oil.
  • Short cut tip: Candy melting wafers are a quick easy way to cover your banana in chocolate.
  • Variation tip: Use a different flavored melting wafer, such as peanut butter.
  • Banana Slices: For little ones or a smaller treat, cut the banana into smaller rounds, omit the sticks and freeze the rounds and follow the rest of the recipe.
  • Ice Cream: Feel free to freeze the bananas, process in the fool processor to make banana ice cream and then top with chocolate and nuts to make a sundae.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Sugar free chips are wonderful for this recipe.

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Sheet pan of frozen chocolate covered bananas.

Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas

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Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas are a scrumptious treat that is both creamy and chocolatey. Additionally, they are healthier than conventional ice cream.
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Servings: 8 servings
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
freezing time/setting time: 3 hours 10 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 Bananas ripe
  • 12 oz Chocolate Chips semi sweet or milk chocolate
  • 2 Tbsp Shortening
  • Peanuts chopped

Instructions

  • Peel bananas and cut in half. Push a popsicle stick into each banana half and then place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Freeze for at least 3 hours or do the night before.
  • Microwave chocolate with shortening in a microwave safe bowl, for thirty seconds on low, stir with a rubber spatula and continue to microwave and stir in 15 second intervals until chocolate is melted and smooth.
  • Dip banana in chocolate.
  • Immediately, apply nuts and set on parchment paper to set.
  • Allow to harden and then serve or refreeze until ready to serve.

Expert Tips

  • Doubled: Great recipe to make a large batch. Simply increase the ingredients proportionately, make and freeze.
  • Coconut Oil: If you are not a fan of shortening use coconut oil.
  • Short cut tip: Candy melting wafers are a quick easy way to cover your banana in chocolate.
  • Variation tip: Use a different flavored melting wafer, such as peanut butter.
  • Banana Slices: For little ones or a smaller treat, cut the banana into smaller rounds, omit the sticks and freeze the rounds and follow the rest of the recipe.
  • Ice Cream: Feel free to freeze the bananas, process in the fool processor to make banana ice cream and then top with chocolate and nuts to make a sundae.
  • Dietary consideration tip: Sugar free chips are wonderful for this recipe.

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