- Calories: 150
- Protein: 2 g
- Total Fat: 6 g
- Saturated Fat: 4 g
- Unsaturated Fat: 2 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
- Total Carbohydrate: 27 g
- Dietary Fiber: 3 g
- Total Sugar: 19 g
- Natural Sugar: 8 g
- Added Sugar: 11 g
- Sodium: 0 mg
There’s something about the combo of bananas and chocolate that makes me go….bananas! This recipe requires only 2 base ingredients (bananas and semi-sweet or dark chocolate chips) and a topping of your choice. In my house, we tend to alternate between crunchy granola, salty peanuts and shredded coconut, but the options are endless and there’s really no wrong turn. Just imagine biting into a slew of delicious layers with a creamy-dreamy finish. The frozen banana center tastes similar to ice cream; it’s soooo good. For a fun presentation, sometimes I like to style the pops as “banana splits” by laying them on single-serve trays and topping each with a squirt of whipped cream and cherry. Mmmmmm 😉
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- • 4 large bananas, ripe but firm
- • 8 wooden popsicle sticks
- • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- • Topping options (¼ cup):
- • Granola
- • Shredded coconut
- • Toasted crushed nuts and/or seeds
- • Graham cracker or pretzels, crushed
- • Freeze-dried strawberries, crushed
- • Optional: whipped cream and cherries for garnish
Peel, then cut each banana in half horizontally and carefully insert the wooden stick into each half (popsicle-style). Place in a freezer bag or sealed container and stash in freezer until frozen, about 3 hours.
Spread out ¼ cup toppings of choice 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 20-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. You can use a spatula or the back of a spoon to spread the chocolate up and around the banana. Then immediately roll in the toppings of choice.
You can either serve immediately with melty chocolate (messy, but delish) or I like to place them back in the freezer on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper until the chocolate firms (about 30 minutes). You can stash leftovers in a freezer bag for future treats!
Nutrition provided for 1 chocolate-covered banana pop without topping.
Add 20 calories with granola topping, 30 calories with nuts, 10 calories with graham cracker, 20 calories with coconut, 5 calories with strawberries.
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