Frozen Chocolate-dipped Bananas

Frozen Chocolate-dipped Bananas are delicious anytime, but especially on hot summer days.

I first tried frozen chocolate-dipped bananas at Disneyland when I was about 14!  I had never heard of them before, but I thought they were so delicious.  I still remember how refreshing it was to eat a frozen banana on that hot summer day.  Then I didn’t have another one for about 20 years because it didn’t occur to me that I could make them myself.

I don’t make these very often, but when I do it’s a real treat whether it’s for an after dinner dessert or a mid-afternoon snack while reading out on our patio swing. They’re nutritious, too, right?  Potassium.  Antioxidants. Ha.

They store well in the freezer and are so simple to make, so it’s easy to increase the amount to share with neighbor kids and visiting moms.

Frozen Chocolate-dipped Bananas

Frozen Chocolate-dipped Bananas

Ingredients

  • 4 ripe but firm bananas
  • 12 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • chopped nuts, shredded coconut, or sprinkles (optional)

Directions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. Cut the bananas in half and insert a wooden popsicle stick into each half. Place them on the baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, melt the chocolate with the oil in a pie dish or other low-sided dish. This can be melted in either a double boiler or the microwave. If using a microwave, warm the chocolate 1 minute at a time at 50% power, stirring after every minute, until completely melted. Stir until smooth.
  4. Roll each banana half in the chocolate, using a spoon if necessary to spread the chocolate over the banana.
  5. Quickly sprinkle with the toppings {if using} before the chocolate hardens.
http://www.abrightandbeautifullife.com/frozen-chocolate-dipped-bananas/

Recipe source: adapted from Epicurious

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5 Responses to Frozen Chocolate-dipped Bananas

  1. Ashey @ 3 Little Greenwoods August 17, 2014 at 6:43 pm #

    I know what my boys are having for their after school snack tomorrow! Thanks so much for the recipe. Pinning!
    ~ Ashley

    • Lori August 18, 2014 at 8:50 am #

      Awesome. Let me know how they like them.

  2. Chastity August 20, 2014 at 8:12 am #

    I have been wanting to make these. They look amazing!

    • Lori August 20, 2014 at 10:22 am #

      I love them. Hopefully you will, too. Let me know!

  3. Kim~madeinaday August 21, 2014 at 10:27 am #

    Great news! I am featuring your bananas tomorrow on Made in a Day! i haven’t had one those in awhile! Pinning! Thanks so much for pinning it to the P3 Board! Congrats! Look for it tomorrow on my social media feeds!
    Kim

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