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Frozen Chocolate Bananas on a Stick

Frozen Chocolate Bananas on a Stick

Craving chocolate and sweet foods is a natural thing for all of us.  Our bodies are actually wired to respond in that exact way to these foods.  These frozen chocolate bananas are a perfect way to indulge in a bit of chocolate!!

Why make frozen chocolate bananas!

Super simple and easy

You only need two ingredients, the chocolate and banana plus your toppings.  And if you don’t have skewers simply do them without and let everyone just pick them up with their fingers.  They do require some time in the freezer so you will need to plan ahead to make these treats.

Kid friendly to eat and make.

So get the kids, grandkids or whatever young one in your life together to help you out.  Teaching kids to prepare food and be in the kitchen is a great activity for them that also works to build a healthy relationship with food.

Easy to eat and perfect for a party or get together

Stick or no stick, these treats are super easy to eat in a bite or two which makes them a great food for the summer time BBQ or other event.

Coconut, nuts, amaranth and cacao nibs are perfect toppings for these frozen chocolate bananas.

The ingredients

You don’t need much to make these frozen chocolate bananas.  Basically just chocolate and bananas!!  But one of the key components is the chocolate bar.  I recommend choosing a quality bar made with 70% cacao or higher.  These bars typically contain less sugar than your basic Hershey’s milk chocolate bar.

Eating cacao, the fruit that chocolate is made from, actually has some health benefits.  Of course, you still need to watch how much you dark chocolate you indulge in since it does contain sugar.

Top health benefits of dark chocolate

  • Powerful antioxidant — quite possibly one of the best antioxidants that exists!!!
  • Lower the risk of heart disease
  • Contains nutrients including fiber, magnesium, iron, copper, manganese and more!
  • Great for your skin — thanks to the flavonols which protect your skin from the sun and also increases the blood flow to the skin!!
  • May improve blood flow and brain function

Just remember, that these benefits doesn’t mean you should indulge in large amounts of dark chocolate since it does contribute calories, sugar and fat as well!  But eaten in moderation it can definitely be a part of a healthy eating plan!

Choose your toppings

The sky is the limit when it comes to toppings.  But basically you can use anything that is dry and will stick to the melted chocolate easily.

If you are looking for healthy additions think of shredded coconut, cacao nibs, popped amaranth or crushed nuts

Frozen chocolate bananas are ready to devour!

Frozen Chocolate Bananas on a Stick

Super easy and healthy way to satisfy your sweet tooth. Frozen bananas are dipped in dark chocolate and your choice of fun and tasty toppings.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bananas, dark chocolate, healthy dessert, kid friendly, party food
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Freezer time: 2 hours 30 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 6
Author: Lyn Croyle

Ingredients

  • 4 medium bananas
  • 7 oz dark chocolate bar 70% cacao or higher
  • 24 heavy duty skewers

Optional toppings

  • Shredded unsweetened coconut
  • Popped amaranth
  • Multi-colored sprinkles
  • Chocolate sprinkles
  • Chopped nuts
  • Cacao nibs
  • Crushed cookies
  • Crushed pretzels

Instructions

  • Peel and cut each bananas into six pieces. Insert skewers into each piece of banana and layout on a sheet pan lined with parchment or wax paper. Place in the freezer for about two hours or until frozen.
    Bananas are shown cut into pieces and skewers are inserted.
  • When bananas are ready, melt chocolate. You can do this in the microwave or using a double boiler. If you use the microwave, do it in short intervals so you don’t burn the chocolate. As it melts, stir with a whisk until it is smooth.
  • Remove bananas from freezer and dip in chocolate coat all sides.
    Frozen bananas are dipped into chocolate
  • Then dip into your toppings. Return each banana to tray.
  • Return each banana to tray. When all are dipped return to freezer for 20-30 minutes or until chocolate is set.
    After dipping in chocolate and toppings, bananas are placed back on pan with parchment paper.

Notes

Nutrition is based on chocolate and bananas only and doesn't include the toppings you choose.  The nutrition may also change slightly depending on the brand of chocolate bar you choose.  

Nutrition

Serving: 2pieces | Calories: 139kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 50IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1.6mg

Did you try out this recipe?  I want to know how it went!!  Did you make it with your kids?  Tell me all about in a comment here on the blog!  Plus, don’t forget to give the recipe a 5-star rating above if you liked it!!

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If you like these frozen chocolate bananas, check out these other recipes with cacao!

Cinnamon Chili Cacao Chia Pudding

Eat dark chocolate quinoa and feel no guilt

 

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