Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops

March 31, 2022

If you love the taste of chocolate and bananas, then you are going to love this recipe! My Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops are a a simple and easy way to enjoy a healthy, delicious sweet treat! As the weather begins to warm up, these are the perfect way to cool down and ease into the spring and summer months!

A cutting board lined with parchment paper and four of the frozen chocolate banana pops on them

Friends, is there anything more nostalgic than a chocolate covered banana?! When I was a kid, my mom would make these for me in the summer time as a healthier alternative to a popsicle or ice cream. And back then, I LOVED them, especially when they were covered in sprinkles like mine are.

Now, I love to make these frozen chocolate banana pops for my boys to enjoy during the warmer months. As they run in the backyard and play, or take breaks during baseball practice, I love to give them one of these pops as a sweet treat to help them cool down and get some energy back!

Why I Love Bananas

Bananas are one of my favorite ingredients to work with, for two reasons: 1. They are SUPER sweet and full of natural sugars, and 2. They are super healthy! Bananas are rich in potassium, antioxidants, Vitamin C, and even fiber, so they keep you full for a while.

I think it’s safe to say that when we think of bananas, most of us automatically think of the quintessential “grab-and-go” breakfast food, but they’re also such a versatile ingredient!

From my Chocolate Cinnamon Banana Bread to my Yogurt Banana Pops, bananas are an integral part of many of my recipes, and I love getting to work with them!

What You Need to Make These Banana Pops

This recipe only requires 4 ingredients! It is so simple and easy, and perfect to throw together in mere minutes.

  • Bananas:  I like to make sure my bananas are on the riper side, so that they are super sweet. But make sure that they are not too ripe or mushy, or else the popsicle sticks will slide right out. The key is to look for bananas that have a slight browning to them, but aren’t as brown as you’d use for banana bread!
  • Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips: You already know that my favorite chocolate chips are, hands down, by Hu Kitchen. I love to melt these down and use them for any of my chocolate covered recipes! However if you don’t want to melt down expensive chocolate (I totally get it!) I also love the Enjoy Life chocolate chips.
  • Coconut Oil: Coconut oil will help the chocolate melt, and will also help it harden faster!
  • Sprinkles: And, of course, we can’t forget about the sprinkles. I love the Watkins sprinkles because they are dye-free and so gorgeous!
  • Additional Toppings: Feel free to have fun with the toppings here! If you want to shake things up, instead of using sprinkles, you can also use chopped nuts, toasted coconut, sesame seeds, or even dried fruit!
A cutting board with bananas, chocolate, and coconut oil sits next to a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and topped with bananas

How to Make These Perfectly Frozen Banana Treats

Making these banana pops could not be easier! Simply start by peeling your bananas and slicing the bottoms off of each one. Then, place a popsicle stick in each one, about halfway through. If you don’t have any popsicle sticks, that’s okay! You can still make this recipe without them.

Next, line them up on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet or plate, and freeze them for approximately 2 hours, or until they’re frozen.

Then, in a microwave-safe bowl, add in the chocolate chips and the coconut oil. Microwave them together in 2 or 3, 30-second increments, being sure to stir the chocolate in-between. You can also do this on the stove using the double-boiler method, if preferred.

Once the chocolate is fully melted, dip each frozen banana into the chocolate and then top with sprinkles as desired. Place the bananas back onto the baking sheet, and then freeze them until you’re ready to eat! That’s it!

If you make this recipe, please be sure to leave a comment below! And, since Instagram is my home away from home, tag me in your creations so I can see and repost on my IG stories! Enjoy! xx

** Photography by Gayle McLeod
A cutting board lined with parchment paper and four of the frozen chocolate banana pops on them
Dairy Free/gluten-free/Grain Free/Nut Free/Paleo/Refined Sugar Free/snacks/Vegan

Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops

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Nicole Modic
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 10 mins
SERVES 4 Banana Pops
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If you love the taste of chocolate and bananas, then you are going to love this recipe! My Frozen Chocolate Banana Pops are a a simple and easy way to enjoy a healthy, delicious sweet treat! As the weather begins to warm up, these are the perfect way to cool down and ease into the spring and summer months!

Equipment

  • 4 Popsicle Sticks Popsicle sticks are very inexpensive, and are perfect for a variety of different recipes!

Ingredients

  • 4 Bananas
  • 3/4 Cup Dairy-Free Chocolate Chips
  • 1 Teaspoon Coconut Oil
  • 3 Tablespoon Sprinkles I love the Watkins brand!

Instructions

  • Start by peeling your bananas and slicing the bottom off of each one.
  • Next, push your popsicle stick into the cut banana. If you don't have popsicle sticks, that is okay – simply omit this step, and make this recipe without them!
  • Next, line a baking sheet or a plate with parchment paper and place your bananas on top of them.
  • Place them in the freezer for approximately two hours, or until they're fully frozen.
  • While the bananas are freezing, prepare your chocolate. In a microwave safe bowl, add the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 2 or 3, 30-second increments, making sure to stir in between until the chocolate is fully melted.
  • If you do not have a microwave, you can also melt the chocolate on the stove, using the double-boiler method.
  • Once the chocolate is fully melted, dip each frozen banana into the chocolate and then top with sprinkles (or other toppings) as desired.
  • Place the bananas back onto the baking sheet, and then freeze them until you're ready to eat, and enjoy!

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