Chocolate Dipped Banana Pops

Banana's Dipped in Chocolate
Chocolate Dipped Banana’s to make frozen pops

I loved making these for my kids while they were growing up and then teaching them how to make them as they learned to cook.  

Perfect for a hot day, or any family time!

Very economical and who doesn’t love chocolate!

Come on along and I’ll show you how to make some up today.




Chocolate Dipped Banana Pops

Ingredients:

6 -8 large bananas  (use bananas that are ripe, but firm and not too ripe – see picture below)

1 bag of semi sweet or milk chocolate chips

1 Tbl. shortening

Toppings:  sprinkles, chopped nuts, coconut or whatever you’d like

craft sticks aka Popsicle sticks




Directions:

Line a cookie sheet with parchment or waxed paper

Chocolate Banana Pops

Cut the bananas in half , or in chunks about 3 inches in length, which is easier for dipping and eating.

Chocolate Banana PopsMake a small slit in 3 places at the cut end of the banana to make it easier to peel. Chocolate Banana Pops

Place stick in end of the banana, pushing in about half way through to make it secure.

If cutting into chunks, push craft stick almost through the banana piece.

Chocolate Banana PopsPlace bananas in freezer to help them be a bit more firm when dipping. While the bananas are in the freezer, pour the chocolate chips into a microwavable bowl, along with the shortening.Heat the chocolate chips and shortening for 30 seconds, stir and repeat a few times until the chocolate is melted and smooth. **Do not over heat as this will make the chocolate clumpy and not usable for this recipe.When the chocolate is melted, take the bananas out of the freezer, and one at a time, roll in the bowl of melted chocolate using a spatula to help coat the banana with chocolate, scrapping of a bit of chocolate if it is too thick.Chocolate Banana Pops

Roll in desired toppings, or leave plain.  

Chocolate Banana PopsPlace the bananas back in the freezer to firm up as each one is coated.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Enjoy now while the center is still soft, or place in a zip-lock freezer bag to eat later.                                                                                                                                               Some like the frozen bananas straight from the freezer and some like to let them sit at room temperature for 10-15 minutes to soften a bit making the center of the banana creamy and like ice cream. Either way, ENJOY!!!

Recipe by Carrie Groneman, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2013
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Comments

  1. Saw this on Daisy Cottage Designs. Looks delicious! I know my daughters would enjoy this one–looking forward to trying this with them. Thank you for sharing!

  2. Carrie,

    This chocolate dipped banana’s looks so delicious. They remind me of Disney World. My kids love to get them when we are down there. I think yours are prettier. I do not think Disney has sprinkles on theirs.

    Blessings,
    Diane Roark

  3. Frozen banana’s with chocolate is one of my favorites that I only could indulge in at the random theme park. I will be now eating them from home! Thanks for sharing. Blessings…Shari

  4. Carrie,

    These chocolate dipped bananas really do look like a great treat. They remind me so much of Disney World because they are one of our favorite treats there.
    Thanks for sharing!
    Diane Roark

  5. Oh my goodness, we used to have these when I was a kid, I had completely forgotten about them. They were amazing and a real treat. I will definitely give these a go this summer. Thanks for the blast from the past.

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