RecipeBanana Split on a Stick

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
  • Calories: 180
  • Protein: 3g
  • Total Fat: 7g
    • Saturated Fat: 4g
    • Unsaturated Fat: 3g
  • Cholesterol: 0mg
  • Total Carbohydrate: 31g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.5g
  • Total Sugar: 21g
    • Natural Sugar: 8.5g
    • Added Sugar: 12.5g
  • Sodium: 0mg

Ever order a classic Banana Split—three scoops of ice cream drizzled with a medley of sauces and topped with whipped cream and a cherry—with the intention of splitting it (pun intended) with a friend…only to devour the whole thing by yourself? Oops! Instead, make this totally satisfying and lighter spin (single serving to cut temptation). Feel free to dress up yours with the toppings of your choice, including whipped cream, shredded coconut, and of course, a cherry! Now, you can feel good about devouring the whole thing.

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This recipe makes 8 Servings
  • • 4 large bananas, ripe but firm
  • • 8 wooden popsicle sticks
  • • 1/4 cup granola cereal OR finely chopped salted peanuts
  • • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • • Optional: whipped cream and cherries for garnish

Peel, then cut each banana in half horizontally and insert the wooden stick into each half. Place in a freezer bag or sealed container and stash in freezer until frozen, about 3 hours.

Spread out granola (or peanuts) on a flat surface, such as a shallow dish, cutting board or baking sheet.

Melt the chocolate chips by placing them in a microwave-safe bowl and microwaving for 30 seconds, stirring, and continuing this same routine for 15-second increments until chocolate is velvety smooth. Carefully dip each of the frozen bananas into the chocolate, twirling to coat at least the top half.

Then immediately roll in the granola or chopped peanuts.

Serve or place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and stash in the freezer for future treats.

For a fun serving presentation, I like to lay the pops on an individual banana split tray and top each with a squirt of whipped cream and cherry.


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