Chocolate Covered Bananas

Chocolate covered bananas are the perfect treat! The bananas are frozen and dipped in chocolate, with a variety of toppings sprinkled on top like seeds, nuts, shredded coconut or sprinkles. This is a delicious treat that’s easy for kids to help you make.

Chocolate Covered Bananas for kids

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After trying chocolate covered bananas last summer, I instantly became hooked. They are the perfect summer treat, but really, they’re great any time.

A popular snack at carnivals, beaches and even Disneyland, they can easily be made at home with better quality ingredients to give you a healthy(ish) alternative.

One of the best parts of making these at home is that you can choose the toppings! This works great for someone who has a nut allergy - we used chocolate chips that are free of all common allergens, and simple toppings that are also nut-free. For another great nut-free recipe, try my nut-free granola bars.

TIPS AND TRICKS FOR MAKING CHOCOLATE COVERED BANANAS:

Making chocolate covered bananas is relatively easy, but there are a few tips and tricks to help you on the way.

  • Make sure your bananas are frozen before you dip them with chocolate. Otherwise, they won’t stay on the popsicle sticks and the chocolate won’t harden as quickly.

  • You can fully dip or partially dip like I did. I didn’t have enough chocolate in my cup to fully cover them. It’s really up to you though.

  • Prep your toppings before you start dipping. The chocolate dries pretty quickly, so you’ll want to sprinkle your toppings on fast to make sure they stick. Also, it’s much easier to sprinkle them on, rather than roll. Rolling just creates a bigger mess.

  • Freeze the treats separately using parchment paper. Otherwise they will stick together.

Chocolate Covered Bananas for kids

TOPPING IDEAS FOR CHOCOLATE DIPPED BANANAS:

The options are endless for what kinds of toppings you could add, but here are a few ideas to get started with. I’ve linked to them below using my amazon affiliate links at no extra cost to you.

Chocolate Covered Bananas for kids

Chocolate Covered Bananas Recipe

INGREDIENTS:

  • 3 bananas

  • 1 cup chocolate chips

  • popsicle sticks

  • Toppings of your choice (ex. hemp seeds, flaked coconut, sprinkles)

DIRECTIONS:

  1. In advance, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Peel the bananas and cut in half. Insert a popsicle stick on the cut end. Lay flat in a single layer on the baking sheet put in freezer for at least an hour (I froze mine overnight).

  2. Once bananas are fully frozen, it’s time to dip them in chocolate! Place the chocolate in a microwave-safe glass and microwave using 20-second increments, and stirring in between. Be sure to use oven mitts or something else when removing the glass as it will be hot!

  3. Dip each frozen banana, one at a time into melted chocolate. As soon as you remove it, place it onto the lined baking sheet. Sprinkle the toppings on while chocolate is still wet. Repeat with all frozen bananas and desired toppings. Let the chocolate harden and serve right away.

  4. To store chocolate dipped bananas, place them in an air-tight container in the freezer with parchment paper in between each banana treat.


 

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Chocolate Covered Bananas for kids

This recipe for chocolate dipped bananas is incredibly easy to make at home. I recommend you use a good quality chocolate because it will make them taste that much better! And making them at home allows you to get really creative with healthier alternatives for toppings.

 

P.S. Another great recipe that you might like to try is my chocolate quinoa bark. It’s healthy and delicious!



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