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October 12, 2017

Recipe: Yummy Chocolate-Covered Frozen Bananas

by Frozen chocolate- and nut-dipped bananas on sticks

When craving sweet, creamy stuff, try these chocolate-covered frozen bananas.

 

Sweet and creamy just go together — is it any wonder we crave gooey desserts like brownies or ice cream? If you’re controlling your weight and trying to eat a healthy diet, these chocolate-covered frozen bananas offer a more wholesome way to satisfy cravings than turning to fat-laden junk food. These frozen-treats-on-a-stick are easy to make, pretty to look at it and a hit with children, who love eating nearly anything if it’s served on a stick.

Don’t worry about a little mess when dabbing melted chocolate on the bananas. These don’t have to look perfect to taste good. If nuts aren’t your thing, try sprinkling coconut on these banana pops instead.
Bananas, melted chocolate, nuts and popsicle sticks

Ingredients

4 ripe bananas, peeled and cut into thirds crosswise
3/4 cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted
1/4 cup shredded coconut (or chopped nuts)
12 popsicle sticks

 

Instructions

Line a baking sheet with wax paper.

 

Banana chunks on sticks

Insert a stick into each piece of banana.

 

Frozen bananas dipped in melted chocolate

Melt chocolate by microwaving for 1 minute on medium. Stir and continue microwaving and stirring every 20 seconds until melted (or use double boiler). Coat banana pieces with melted chocolate using a rubber spatula.

 

Frozen bananas dipped in melted chocolate and rolled in chopped nuts.

Sprinkle with nuts or coconut.

Place baking sheet with bananas in freezer until frozen, about 2 hours.

 

Recipe: Yummy Chocolate-Covered Frozen Bananas
Cuisine: Dessert
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Serves: 12 pops
 
These frozen chocolate-dipped bananas are sweet and creamy but much healthier than high-fat ice cream or other desserts.
Ingredients
  • 4 ripe bananas, peeled and cut into thirds crosswise
  • ¾ cup semisweet or bittersweet chocolate chips, melted
  • ¼ cup shredded coconut (or chopped nuts)
  • 12 popsicle sticks
Instructions
  1. Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  2. Insert a stick into each piece of banana.
  3. Melt chocolate by microwaving for 1 minute on medium. Stir and continue microwaving and stirring every 20 seconds until melted (or use double boiler).
  4. Coat banana pieces with melted chocolate using a rubber spatula.
  5. Sprinkle with coconut or nuts.
  6. Place baking sheet with bananas in freezer until frozen, about 2 hours.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 pop Calories: 105 Fat: 4 grams Saturated fat: 2.4 grams Carbohydrates: 18 grams Sugar: 10.4 grams Sodium: 28 milligrams Fiber: 1.6 grams Protein: 1 gram

 

Frozen chocolate-dipped bananas lined up on platter.

Dessert

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