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frozen chocolate covered banana recipeNothing says summer like a frozen treat.  Kids running around the pool with Drumsticks and Otter Pops.  I have nothing against an Otter Pop, well, maybe a little.  But this a fun, homemade, treat that you can whip up in no time.  Yes, I am aware that this a banana covered in chocolate, but at least it is fruit.  It verges on healthy?  Chocolate is good for you right?  In moderation?  It is fun to make, and definitely something that the kids can help you do and will love to help with.  We used Jimmies to cover our frozen bananas, but you could use chopped nuts, coconut, whatever you want to cover them, or you could leave them as is.

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1 bag milk or semisweet chocolate chips
3 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil (I forgot all about the oil trick until I started making these, hence why it was left out of the ingredients shot, sorry!)
corn dog sticks (or popsicle sticks)
jimmies (or sprinkles depending on where you were raised)

frozen chocolate covered bananas recipePeel some bananas and insert a stick.  The bananas will most likely start to break, but it is okay, when they are frozen and covered in chocolate, you will never know.  Put the bananas in the freezer and the let them freeze completely.  2 hours?

frozen chocolate covered bananas recipeAfter the bananas are completely frozen, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave.  Follow the directions on the bag for melting in the microwave.  Add the vegetable oil and mix completely.  The oil thins out the chocolate and helps it set up.

frozen chocolate covered bananas recipeCover the banana in chocolate.

frozen chocolate covered bananas recipeSprinkle with jimmies and put them back in the freezer to set completely.

frozen chocolate covered bananas recipeOnce they are frozen solid, they are ready for eating.

frozen chocolate covered bananas recipeThe kids loved these frozen treats.  Make a bunch and have them in the freezer and ready to go on a hot summer day.  Easy to make, easy to eat, my kind of treat.

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Frozen Bananas


Ingredients

  • bananas
  • 1 bag milk or semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3 Tablespoons vegetable or canola oil (I forgot all about the oil trick until I started making these, hence why it was left out of the ingredients shot, sorry!)
  • corn dog sticks (or popsicle sticks)
  • jimmies

Instructions

  1. Peel some bananas and insert a stick. The bananas will most likely start to break, but it is okay, when they are frozen and covered in chocolate, you will never know. Put the bananas in the freezer and the let them freeze completely. 2 hours?
  2. After the bananas are completely frozen, melt the chocolate chips in the microwave. Follow the directions on the bag for melting in the microwave. Add the vegetable oil and mix completely. The oil thins out the chocolate and helps it set up.
  3. Cover the banana in chocolate.
  4. Sprinkle with jimmies and put them back in the freezer to set completely.
  5. Once they are frozen solid, they are ready for eating.

 

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  1. Jennifer @ Maple n Cornbread

    July 24th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    I love chocolate covered bananas! Brings me back to my childhood!

  2. bakedbree

    July 25th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    me too!

  3. Lindsey

    July 24th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    These look wonderfully yummy. I am going to try this with white chocolate because I have some left from another cooking project.

  4. bakedbree

    July 25th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    White chocolate would be divine. I made a white chocolate banana bread that was delicious. A great combo.
    https://bakedbree.wpengine.com/white-chocolate-banana-bread

  5. Memoria

    July 24th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Oh, your son looks too cute in that last photo!! If I were a fan of bananas, I would make this in a heartbeat. Too bad I don’t have any kids LOL!! j/k

  6. bakedbree

    July 25th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Thanks Memoria, he is a goof ball.

  7. ang

    July 24th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    LOVE this idea. my boys will be all over it. and the oil trick? fabulous!

  8. bakedbree

    July 25th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Thanks Angie!

  9. Tarah

    July 25th, 2010 at 6:00 am

    Mmm, I always love freezing bananas… Your son looks adorable, and looks like he is happy to have that snack ;]

  10. bakedbree

    July 25th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    These are a great treat. Clay really liked these too.

  11. Jen

    July 25th, 2010 at 12:51 pm

    We are gonna do it this week! So fun.

  12. Lojo

    July 25th, 2010 at 3:06 pm

    Visiting from the SITS girls 31DBBB challenge!
    Lovely blog. Inspiring recipes and gorgeous photos to boot 🙂

  13. bakedbree

    July 25th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks for dropping by!!

  14. Jessica Pollock

    July 28th, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    YUM!!! I always forget how much I love these until the State Fair comes around! Now I don’t have to deal with the crowds and can have my own stash in the freezer! Thanks so much Bree!

  15. bakedbree

    July 29th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Glad that I saved you a trip to the Fair!

  16. SueAnne

    August 6th, 2010 at 9:36 am

    Helpful hint……
    I own a yogurt store and we frozen bananas all the time. To keep the banana from cracking put the stick in the banana before pealing. Then you get a nice clean looking banana to dip.

    Sue

  17. bakedbree

    August 6th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    thank you for the tip! That is a great idea.

  18. SueAnne

    August 6th, 2010 at 9:44 am

    Another treat to try is frozen cheese cake on a stick. We buy our cheese cake at costco and they already have the score marks in them to cut.
    First put a stick in every slice, the cut the slices with a life about the size of the pieces you are cutting. To get the best looking one clean the knife in between cutting each slice and leave the knife damp while cutting. Drop the cheese cake onto a peice of saran wrap and wrap gently all the way around the stick. Freeze over night, then add the chocolate and then roll in crushed graham crakers… Yummmy treat for everyone

  19. bakedbree

    August 6th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    Sounds delish!

  20. geneva ace

    September 22nd, 2010 at 7:13 am

    These are incredible!! Made them tonight with cadbury crunchie chocolate with lady finger bananas – amazing!! I was sceptical of the vegetable oil trick but it was the winning addition, totally made the chocolate a million times easier to spread!!! Thanks for sharing!

  21. bakedbree

    September 26th, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    That sounds delicious! So glad that it worked for you.

  22. Lauren

    August 5th, 2011 at 8:46 am

    I am going to make these with a group of kids- about how many bananas will this cover? I will have 13 kids and 2 adults (including myself) to feed. Should I make 2 batches? Thank you!

  23. bakedbree

    August 5th, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I would probably make two. In all honestly, I am not sure. I made these last summer and am not sure how many I made.

  24. Jenn

    August 30th, 2011 at 7:51 pm

    These are great. I am in the process of making a bunch for a local street festival booth. A tip, if you use coconut oil instead of veggie the flavor is amazing! Happy Dipping!

  25. bakedbree

    September 1st, 2011 at 9:32 pm

    thanks Jenn!

  26. Tricia Brown

    May 23rd, 2012 at 9:40 am

    I have been spending hours on this website collecting recipes I plan to use. Thank you so much for this. You are amazing!

  27. bakedbree

    May 24th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    Yeah! Welcome Tricia.

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