Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

10 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine January/February 2010

Kids will love dipping bananas in melted chocolate and rolling them in coconut to make this tasty frozen treat.

Ingredients 12 servings

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  • 4 large ripe bananas, peeled and cut into thirds crosswise
  • 3/4 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted (see Tip)
  • 1/4 cup shredded coconut

Preparation

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  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper. Insert a popsicle stick into each piece of banana. Cover each piece with melted chocolate using a rubber spatula and sprinkle with coconut. (Reheat chocolate, as needed, to keep it melted.) Place the bananas on the baking sheet and freeze until frozen, about 2 hours.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Store airtight in the freezer for up to 1 week.
  • Equipment: 12 wooden popsicle sticks
  • Tip: To melt chocolate, microwave on Medium for 1 minute. Stir, then continue microwaving on Medium, stirring every 20 seconds, until melted. Or place chocolate in the top of a double boiler over hot, but not boiling, water. Stir until melted.
  • Storage smarts: For long-term freezer storage, wrap your food in a layer of plastic wrap followed by a layer of foil. The plastic will help prevent freezer burn while the foil will help keep off-odors from seeping into the food.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 100 calories; 4 g fat(3 g sat); 2 g fiber; 18 g carbohydrates; 1 g protein; 11 mcg folate; 0 mg cholesterol; 12 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 29 IU vitamin A; 4 mg vitamin C; 6 mg calcium; 0 mg iron; 7 mg sodium; 207 mg potassium
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1 other carbohydrate, 1 fat

Reviews 10

December 29, 2015
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By: EatingWell User
AMAZIN DESSERT This Was A blast To Make! I had My Friends Over And We made it for a prize for the winner of a pillow fight THANK YOU GOD FOR MAKEING THIS RECIPE
August 18, 2014
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By: EatingWell User
Frozen Chocolate Banana I like to cut them into round slices then cover them in chocolate.
June 16, 2012
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By: EatingWell User
EPIC! OMG! The other day I was begging my sister to make me chocolate dipped banana's..and she didn't have the time...and so I suprised her with these and we are now addicted to putting coconut on frozen banana's. Why didn't we ever think of this in the first place!! OMG! OMG! Pros: coconut and chocolate Cons: nothing!
January 25, 2012
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By: catherinenp
Easy and Indulgent Such any easy dessert! When the bananas are frozen, they take on a creamy texture, almost like frozen yogourt. I didn't end up dipping mine, but spreading the chocolate on them with a butter knife. I will try rolling them in nuts or sprinkles next time. : ) Pros: Easy, Fast
August 04, 2011
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By: Jen
So easy and delicious! This is the perfect summer treat. They are super easy to make! I did end up "painting" the chocolate on the bananas with a spoon because the dipping wasn't working well. The finished product was better than I expected. It kinda made me realize that those Yonana machines (infomercial) might be good. When the banana froze, it had the consistency of frozen yogurt. So good! Will definitely make them again!
February 09, 2011
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By: daugherty.rebecca
Yummy Treat I really enjoyed these. I felt like I was getting away with eating something naughty :o) I will try the prefrozen bananas next time. I found that when using the fresh bananas, the warm chocolate caused the banana's flesh to get slippery. Made for a difficult time. I used chopped peanuts and walnuts to dip them in.
September 03, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
we made this for a simple friday night dessert. but instead of coconut, we rolled them in chopped peanuts. my 4 yr old loved them. you could also try candy sprinkles.
August 24, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Reminds me when I was a kid - I had a whole banana then.
July 04, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
Here's an easier way to make these. After putting the popsicle sticks in the bananas, put them on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Freeze 1 hour. Pour melted chocolate into a tall glass and dunk the pops. Add sprinkles, nuts, or coconut immediately (the chocolate sets almost instantly). Return to the freezer. I took these to a July 4th celebration last night and came home with an empty container!