Choco Banana Pops or Frozen Chocolate Bananas
A healthy treat for hot summer days, vegetarian/vegan frozen Choco Banana Pops are made with bananas, dark chocolate, nuts, and dried fruit.
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
- 6 ripe bananas
- 2 cups dark chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons crushed mixed nuts slivered almonds, pistachios, or peanuts
- 2 tablespoons grated coconut flakes
- 2 tablespoons chopped dried fruit Melissa's Produce Fun Fruit Snacks
Line an airtight container with parchment baking paper.
Peel the bananas and halve them crosswise. Insert a popsicle stick or a large skewer into the flat end of each banana half, pushing it into the banana about halfway through. Place the banana in the prepared container and freeze for 2 hours.
Melt the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water.
Dip 1 frozen banana into the melted chocolate and using a spoon, cover any gaps that remain uncoated.
Sprinkle the choco banana with the crushed nuts or dried fruit and set aside on parchment paper lined box in the freezer. The melted chocolate becomes hard quickly, so work fast. When all the bananas are dipped and coated, pop the lid on the container and freeze until ready to serve.
More Topping Ideas: Peanuts, Slivered Almonds, Candied Ginger, Banana Chips, Dried Apricots, Blueberries, Cranberries, Strawberries, Pineapple Chunks, as well as Dried Bing, Rainier, and Tart Cherries.
Choco Banana recipe source and credit: Jean-Christian Jury ~ Vegan - The Cookbook.
Calories: 237kcal | Carbohydrates: 33g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Sodium: 35mg | Potassium: 415mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 19g | Vitamin A: 40IU | Vitamin C: 5.3mg | Calcium: 95mg | Iron: 0.6mg