Chocolate-Covered Banana Popsicles – Refreshing popsicles made with fresh bananas dipped in a thin layer of chocolate. An easy, healthy 3-ingredient frozen banana treat.
Looking for a healthy delicious way to cool off? Beat the heat with these healthy, delicious frozen banana popsicles covered in chocolate.
Popsicles are a great way to cool off as temperatures outside begin to rise. With spring here, everyone is looking for healthy frozen treats–err or maybe that’s just me, nonetheless, these Chocolate-Covered Banana Popsicles are delicious. They are full of healthy, fresh benefits coated in a thin layer of sweet chocolate. With only 3 ingredients, these frozen banana treats are refreshing, guilt-free, and will be loved by kids and adults alike.
3-INGREDIENT FROZEN BANANA DESSERT:
These delicious banana popsicles covered in chocolate only take 3 simple ingredients to make.
- Bananas–the riper the banana usually the sweeter they are but you don’t want them blackened and verging on rotten…
- Chocolate–milk or dark, whichever you prefer
- Coconut oil or cream–cream will give the chocolate a bit softer texture whereas the coconut oil will offer more of a crunch
BEST POPSICLE MOLD:
I’ve used many different popsicle molds but the one I used for these banana popsicles is my favorite. You can find it HERE. It makes 10 popsicles and has such a professional look to them. I love the two indents on each side. When using any mold with a lid to hold the wooden popsicle sticks up, make sure the sticks are straight up otherwise it may be difficult to remove the lid after they’re frozen.
MAKING POPSICLES IN 5 MINUTES:
These popsicles are so easy to make. I’d recommend using a very yellow to small brown spotted bananas. Green bananas won’t be very sweet and really brown bananas will be too ripe. If you use bananas at their peak ripeness there’s no need to add sugar.
To make the popsicle, peel and puree the bananas using a food processor or blender. I love my Blendtec Blender for recipes like this! Once pureed, fill each popsicle cup mold to 1/4 inch from the top (leave a little room for freezing and expanding). Place lid on mold then insert a popsicle stick into each cup. The sticks should be able to stay straight up because the banana puree will be thick (unlike water or juice). Freeze until solid (usually 2-4 hours). I usually just freeze them overnight to eliminate pulling them too early.
When ready to dip the frozen banana popsicles in chocolate, melt the chocolate (with cream or coconut oil). Remove each popsicle from the mold and dip in melted chocolate mixture. Allow it to harden before placing in a bag (back in the freezer). That’s it! Easy peezy!
PRO TIPS FOR CHOCOLATE DIPPED BANANA POPSICLES:
PRO TIP 1: Buying popsicle sticks in bulk can be much cheaper (>$0.01 per stick). Check out the craft section of your favorite store to find cheaper sticks or find them in the craft section of most dollar stores. I’ve found the cheapest place to buy popsicle sticks is online in bulk. We use popsicle sticks for crafts and in the kitchen so leftovers are always happily welcomed.
PRO TIP 2: Pour the melted chocolate in a large cup that’s just bigger than the width of the popsicle. This will make dipping the frozen banana popsicles much easier, quicker and avoid creating a thick layer of chocolate.
PRO TIP 3: To avoid a thicker layer of chocolate, dip cold popsicle quickly and tap to remove excess chocolate. The chocolate will begin to set as soon as it comes in contact with the frozen banana popsicle.
HOW MUCH DO THESE CHOCOLATE COVERED BANANA POPSICLES COST TO MAKE? PRICE CHECK ($):
For an all natural, 100% fresh fruit popsicle (with added chocolate goodness), these popsicles are much cheaper to make than to buy!
Prices for supplies may vary depending on location and store you purchase groceries from. I try to shop bulk food stores, use coupons, watch ads and shop sales (like case lot), buy supplies in bulk to save money in the long run and use homegrown produce and herbs when available. These are a great way to stay within my grocery budget without sacrificing flavor or nutrition.
Here’s my ingredient list and cost for this recipe:
- Bananas – $1.25
- Chocolate chips – $1.50
- Coconut oil – $0.30
The total cost for me to make a batch (10 gourmet popsicles) was only $3.05. That’s a screaming deal! The cost of each popsicle was about 30¢. 30 CENTS!!!
A whole fruit popsicle bought at the store can run upwards of $2 a popsicle. That’s nuts! Skip the store and make some at home for A LOT cheaper!
My girls think they are delicious and frankly, I did too! We also made these Chocolate-Covered Strawberry Popsicles at the same time. Although both were yummy I preferred the banana ones because of the naturally sweeter flavor.
WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE FROZEN TREAT?
You can find the full printable recipe below. I hope you love this recipe as much as we do! Enjoy!
- 6-7 bananas, peak ripeness, about 2 1/2 to 3 lbs
- 12 oz chocolate chips dark, milk or semi sweet-whichever you prefer
- 1/2 cup coconut oil or 1 cup cream if you desire a softer chocolate shell
- Peel bananas, cut away any bruises. Puree using a food processor or blender.
- Fill each mold with banana puree. Fill to 1/4 inch from the top to allow room for stick and expanding during freezing. Place lid on molds, insert sticks. Make sure sticks are straight in each cup (this helps when removing the lid after they are frozen).
- Freeze for 2-4 hours or overnight.
- When ready, melt chocolate and coconut oil in the microwave (30 seconds at a time, stir in between). This should only 1 to 1 1/2 minutes.
- Remove each popsicle from it's mold. Dip in chocolate and tap to remove excess chocolate. Let chocolate harden before placing in a bag and back in freezer or enjoy immediately.
- This recipe has been designed to make 10-3oz banana popsicles that are dipped in chocolate. If using a popsicle mold that is bigger or small than 3oz cups, this recipe will need to be adjusted.
- If using cream, heat as directed. Stir chocolate until the cream is fully mixed in. This can take 1 to 2 minutes.
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