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Frozen Chocolate Bananas

Frozen chocolate bananas are an incredibly fun treat that will impress both kids and adults. They are easy to make, naturally sweet, and delicious. Plus, it’s the perfect way to use up extra bananas in the summer! These chocolate bananas are naturally vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free!
Prep Time10 mins
Freezing time2 hrs
Total Time2 hrs 10 mins
Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegan
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 222kcal
Author: Sara @ Gathering Dreams

Ingredients

Toppings

  • Chopped nuts
  • Shredded coconut
  • Dried fruit
  • Cacao nibs

Instructions

  • Cut the bananas in half and add a popsicle stick into the cut end.
  • Peel each halved banana(see note 1).
  • Place the bananas on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or wax paper and freeze them for at least 2 hours.
  • Put the chocolate in a small heatproof bowl and place it in the microwave, mixing and checking every 20 seconds. Or melt the chocolate in a double boiler.
  • Dip the frozen bananas one at a time in the bowl of melted chocolate (see note 3), twirl to remove the excess chocolate, and place them to dry on a cooling rack or parchment paper. Quickly sprinkle with your favorite topping before the chocolate solidifies (you really have only a few seconds here).
  • Freeze the bananas for another 30 minutes and enjoy!

Notes

Note 1. You can also peel the bananas first and then cut them and insert the popsicle stick. It works both ways, but I found that using this method helps to keep the bananas in a better shape, especially if you are using overripe bananas.
Note 2. Make sure your bananas are ripe. This ensures the level of sugar content is optimal and, when frozen, the chocolate bananas won’t be too hard.
Note 3. To make the dipping easier, it’s a good idea to place the chocolate in a thin, tall glass. It’ll make dipping bananas much easier!
Note 4. If you don’t have popsicle sticks or can't find them, you can use take-out chopsticks as an alternative.
Note 5. Eat these chocolate-covered bananas while they are still frozen. If you let them defrost too much, they will turn into mush.
How to store. Store the chocolate bananas in an airtight container, dividing the different layers with parchment paper to avoid having them stick to one another. You can keep them in the freezer for up to a week.
 
*Nutrition information is a rough estimate per bowl.

Nutrition

Calories: 222kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 6mg | Potassium: 414mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 49IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 4mg