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Chocolate Covered Bananas

This Chocolate Banana Pop recipe is an easy summer snack to make with kids. There are so many fun ways to decorate these chocolate covered bananas, so everyone can get creative in the kitchen!

The following is an article I wrote for in early June. It was a really fun project to work on and even Logan (picky eater!!) loved eating the banana pops.

Making this Chocolate Banana Pop Recipe

School is out in most places and warmer weather has arrived. The sounds of the street are filled with children’s laughter and the catchy jingle of the ice cream man.

Stop there parents — you won’t need to shell out for overpriced and unhealthy treats anymore. Instead, try this cheaper make-at-home cold summer treat, a great way to get healthy fruit into our kids with a little something special.

This is a fun project for kids to help with. They will enjoy coming up with interesting ways of decorating their own “popsicle.” Who doesn’t love an ice cold treat when it’s hot outside?

Ingredients to Make Chocolate Covered Bananas

This recipe for chocolate covered bananas is so easy! You’ll only need these 3 simple ingredients:

  • Bananas
  • Dark Chocolate
  • Coconut Oil

For the complete ingredient list and detailed instructions, scroll to the bottom of this post for the FREE printable recipe card.

Tools and Supplies

You’ll need a few kitchen tools to prepare this chocolate banana pop recipe. Here’s what I recommend having on hand before getting started:

  • Cutting Board and Knife – to cut the bananas in half.
  • Popsicle Sticks – to stick in the bananas.
  • Kitchen Scale – to weigh the chocolate.
  • Measuring Spoons – to measure the coconut oil.
  • Small Saucepan – to melt the chocolate.
  • Parchment Paper – to line the baking sheet.
  • Baking Sheet – to freeze the bananas on.
  • Tall, Narrow Jar or Glass – to fill with melted chocolate for dipping the bananas in.
  • Plastic Squeeze Bottle – to drizzle white chocolate on the dipped bananas, if desired.

Ways to Decorate Chocolate Covered Bananas

If you’d like to add some toppings or a white chocolate drizzle on the chocolate dipped bananas, here are some fun decorating options:

  • White Chocolate
  • Rainbow Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Sprinkles
  • Chopped Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Flaky Sea Salt
  • Chopped Freeze Dried Berries

Try these Chocolate Covered Bananas!

Next time you’re looking for a fun summer snack to make with kids, give these chocolate banana pops a try!

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Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops

Chocolate Banana Pops

Yield: 6 pops
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

This is a fun project for kids to help with. They will enjoy coming up with interesting ways of decorating their own “popsicle.” Who doesn’t love an ice-cold treat when it’s hot outside?


  • 3 Bananas, firm but ripe
  • 7 ounces dark chocolate (such as Ghirardelli 60% Cacao Bittersweet Chocolate), chopped
  • 3 tablespoons Coconut Oil

White Chocolate Drizzle (optional)

  • 3 1/2 ounces White Chocolate, chopped
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons Coconut Oil

For Decorating (optional)

  • Rainbow Sprinkles
  • Chocolate Sprinkles
  • Chopped Nuts
  • Chopped Freeze Dried Berries


Preparing the Bananas

  1. Peel the bananas and cut each in half. Discard the peel.
  2. Push a popsicle stick part way through the cut end of the banana so it looks like a popsicle.
  3. Set the popsicles on a freezer safe plastic plate or baking sheet, and place them in the freezer. Freeze until solid.
  4. Having the bananas cold will help the chocolate harden faster.

Preparing the Chocolate Coating

  1. Combine the oil and the dark chocolate in a small saucepan
  2. Heat over low heat, stirring periodically, just until the mixture is melted and comes together.
  3. Transfer the melted chocolate mixture to a tall glass or cup - one that is deep enough to accommodate the bananas, but preferably skinny so that the chocolate fills the glass.
  4. Let chocolate cool until it is room temperature to the touch, but still liquid, about 5-10 minutes.

Making the White Chocolate Drizzle (optional)

  1. Combine the oil and the white chocolate in a small saucepan
  2. Heat over low heat, stirring periodically, just until the mixture is melted and comes together.
  3. Transfer the white chocolate mixture to a plastic squeeze bottle.
  4. Cool until room temperature, but still liquid.

To Dip the Bananas

  1. Lay a sheet of parchment paper on a baking sheet.
  2. Take 1 banana out of the freezer at a time. Dip the frozen bananas in the chocolate, making sure to coat all sides.
  3. Hold the banana over the glass to allow any excess chocolate to drip off.

Decorating the Chocolate Dipped Bananas

With Sprinkles or Other Toppings:

  1. Immediately (before the chocolate has hardened) decorate the banana with sprinkles, chopped nuts, or other items if desired.
  2. Hold the banana by the popsicle stick until the chocolate has hardened to the touch.
  3. Place dipped bananas on a parchment paper lined baking sheet while you repeat with the remaining bananas.
  4. With White Chocolate Drizzle:

    1. If you want to decorate the chocolate dipped bananas with a white chocolate drizzle, let the dark chocolate harden first.
    2. Then, transfer the banans back to the freezer so that the exterior is cold again,
    3. Once cold, remove from freezer and place on the parchment lined baking sheet.
    4. Using the plastic squeeze bottle, drizzle the bananas with the white chocolate mixture. Let the chocolate harden, then flip and repeat with the other side if desired.

Freezing the Chocolate Dipped Bananas

  1. Then, transfer the dipped bananas to an airtight container in the freezer after dipping for 45–60 minutes, or until the centers are solid.
  2. Enjoy!

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Nutrition Information
Yield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 222Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 3gCholesterol 2mgSodium 6mgCarbohydrates 28gFiber 3gSugar 19gProtein 2g offers recipe nutritional information as a courtesy and is an estimate only. This information comes from online calculators. Although makes every effort to provide accurate information, these figures are only estimates.

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von Hand zu Hand

Monday 26th of July 2010

have to do it. i really love the combination of bananas and chocolate!i'm linking.thanks for this recipe.doro


Wednesday 12th of August 2009

I had something similar to this when we were at Heritage Days in our city (a big cultural event with many different foods). Except it was raining and windy and we were just trying to use up all of our tickets before the storm moved it ... not as enjoyable! Now, if it were a hot day and I were laying by a pool somewhere, a banana pop would be heaven! And definitely a hit with kids! I'll have to try that on my niece and nephew!K


Friday 7th of August 2009

I totally need to do this soon! Thanks for the inspiration!


Friday 7th of August 2009

Great idea! Sadly, I might be the only one in the house who likes bananas, but I guess that means more for me :-)I wonder if you could slather a little peanut butter on the banana first, then the chocolate? Maybe I will experiment...


Friday 7th of August 2009

I love these! They look so cute and yummy!

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