Chocolate Frozen Bananas
Frozen Bananas are a healthy treat dipped in dark chocolate and rolled in nuts and dried fruit. A healthy vegetarian and vegan treat for hot summer days! You can go crazy adding any toppings you love...
- 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
Prep Ahead ~ 2 hours
Line an airtight container with parchment baking paper.
Peel the bananas. Insert a popsicle stick pushing it into the banana about halfway through. Place the banana in the prepared container and freeze for 2 hours. Your bananas will need to be on the sticks and frozen before decorating. This helps the chocolate firm quickly and the toppings to not slide off!
Have all your toppings ready to go; chop or crush your nuts, candy or dried fruit.
Dip and decorate bananas
Melt the dark chocolate in a heatproof bowl set over a pan of simmering water. Stir the chocolate every so often.
Dip 1 frozen banana into the melted chocolate and using a spoon, cover any parts that remain uncoated.
Sprinkle the frozen 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.
Be Sure To Prep Ahead!
Your bananas will need to be on the sticks and frozen before decorating. This helps the chocolate firm quickly and the toppings to not slide off!
Have all your toppings ready to go; chop or crush your nuts, candy, or dried fruit.
What Other Toppings Will Work?
- shredded coconut
- crushed banana chips
- freeze-dried strawberries or blueberries
- candied ginger
- dried apricots
- dried cranberries
- dried blueberries
- sprinkles (they make vegan sprinkles too!)
- dried cherries
- dried pineapple
- mini chocolate chips
- slivered almonds
- small mini candies of your choice!
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