Chocolate-Dipped Banana Popsicles

Beat the heat with our irresistible homemade banana popsicles. Made from ripe, creamy bananas, these frozen treats are a refreshing and healthy way to indulge and cool down in a matter of minutes!
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Four banana popsicles dipped in chocolate with various coatings.
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Sometimes, the simplest snacks are the best snacks, don’t you agree? Grabbing a piece of fruit is fantastic (good for your health and better for the environment), but sometimes you might just want a little something extra. Chocolate-Dipped Bananas Popsicles to the rescue!

You’ll absolutely love the crisp chocolate dip coating, the creamy cool middle, along with the fun and festive treats on top. Make each banana pop special with sweet or savory garnishes (salty pretzel pieces would give them some pizazz!), and enjoy with abandon.

Grab your party popsicle sticks and follow me to the kitchen!

Hand holding three banana popsicles dipped in chocolate.

Why These Are The Best Banana Popsicles

These homemade banana popsicles are not only fun to make and absolutely delicious, but they’re also healthier than your average frozen popsicle. Here are more reasons the simple banana popsicle is poised to become your go-to summer treat:

  • Naturally Sweet: These popsicles are a celebration of the natural sweetness found in ripe bananas, making them a guilt-free dessert option that satisfies your sweet tooth without relying on added sugars.
  • Creamy Dreaminess: The creamy texture of ripe bananas is irresistible! No blending required, bananas are creamy all by themselves!
  • Simple and Customizable: Crafting these popsicles requires just a few ingredients and minimal effort, leaving plenty of room for your creativity to shine. Experiment with additions like chocolate chips, nuts, or a drizzle of peanut butter for a personalized twist.
  • Family Fun: Engage in a delightful activity with your loved ones by involving them in the process of making these popsicles. Little ones can easily assemble and decorate their own banana popsicles!

How To Make Banana Popsicles

It truly couldn’t be simpler! There is surprisingly little effort in making frozen banana popsicles. Just three things need to happen:

  1. Have a ripe banana available. Peel.
  2. Make sure you have a stick of some sort that is at least 4 inches long. Place vertically into the banana.
  3. Place on a plate and freeze for at least a few hours.

That’s it! Having a microwave in which to melt your chocolate is a bonus, but it’s not 100% necessary. In a pinch, bare banana pops will still be heavenly!

Want to make them into extra-delicious Snickers-inspired banana pops? Smear the frozen bananas with peanut butter and freeze again before dipping in chocolate. Divine.  

How to Serve Up Your Chocolate-Dipped Banana Pops

Besides being super fun to construct, these banana popsicles are extremely versatile when it comes to festive toppings. The sky’s the limit for the number of tasty coverings you can create. As long as you are bananas for bananas, these pops will be perfection!

Taste the Rainbow

Anyone else love a vibrant, multicolored fruit pop? Adding a little bit of cheerful color to this delicious black-and-white dessert is pretty much required. Our favorite rainbow recommendations include: vegan sprinkles, vegan fruit gummy shapes (we love the Yum Earth Bears and Annie’s Homegrown Bunnies!), and Yum Earth Giggles (similar to Skittles).

Banana Pops With Chocolate and Sprinkles

Double Chocolate Challenge

If you love chocolate at much as we do, consider adding extra chocolate bits to your hard chocolate coating. You can never have enough chocolate, right? We suggest mini-chocolate chips, shaved chocolate, cacao nibs, or even a dusting of cacao or cocoa powder.

Take a Trip to the Tropics

When chocolate is not your first choice for a candy coating (how can this be?), you might think you’d have to pass on these pops. But, wait! We have the most marvelous idea on how to turn the tide on this treat. Melt the same amount of coconut butter (not oil) as the chocolate and use that to dip your banana popsicles. Sprinkle on shredded coconut, finely diced dried mango, and crushed macadamia nuts for a taste of paradise!

Be a Health Nut

We’re nuts for chopped nuts! Chocolate and nuts go together like none other and we highly recommend using them for a contrasting crunchy texture to the creamy coating. Either roasted or raw, a handful of peanuts, almonds, walnuts, pecans, or pistachios would bring extra health benefits (such as fiber, vitamin E, and plant-based fats) to your sweet snack.

Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana Pops

How To Store Banana Popsicles

Easy as pie for this recipe! Because the pops should stay frozen until ready to eat, you can simply leave them in a covered container in the freezer for a few weeks. After that, you may want to make a fresh batch.

This is a really fantastic recipe to food prep, since you can get them ready a few days ahead of time. Also think about when you wish to buy your bananas. Green bananas usually take about five days to ripen and become spotted. If you pull the bananas apart and keep them in a warm place, they will ripen quicker. You’ll want the bananas to be ripe and sweet, but not so soft that they’ve become brown on the inside.

What Are the Benefits of Eating Bananas?

Besides being the most perfect portable fruit, the health benefits of bananas is bountiful. In just one medium-sized, blissful banana, there are:

  • Only about 105 calories with little or no fat
  • Made up of mostly water and healthy carbs
  • Full of fiber (over 3 grams)
  • High in vitamin B6
  • Significant levels of manganese, copper, vitamin C, potassium, and magnesium

In addition to being full of nutrients, desserts mostly made of banana are awesomely affordable so how can you possibly go wrong?

Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana Pops With Various Toppings

More Creamy Chocolate Recipes to Try

If you try these Chocolate-Dipped Banana Popsicles, let us know what you think by leaving a comment and rating below! Be sure to follow along on PinterestInstagram and Facebook for even more vegan recipe inspiration.

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Chocolate-Dipped Banana Popsicles

5 from 8 votes
These chocolate-dipped banana popsicles are better than any popsicle or ice cream pop, and they're much healthier too! They're dipped in a mixture of melted chocolate, peanut butter, and coconut oil that hardens and forms a shell around the banana, for the perfect vegan summer dessert. These are easy to make and a really fun project for kids. You simply MUST try them!
Four banana popsicles dipped in chocolate with various coatings.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 6 popsicles

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 3 large bananas, ripe but not too soft
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 6 popsicle sticks

Toppings (Optional):

  • Chopped peanuts
  • Melted peanut butter drizzle
  • Sprinkles
  • Shredded coconut

Instructions

  • With the peel still on, slice each banana in half, as pictured. Remove the peel from each half-banana and stick a popsicle stick through the length of the banana, placing the stick as evenly as you can to hold the banana in place. Place on a dish or in a container and freeze for 2+ hours. 
  • After an hour of freezing, add the chocolate chips, peanut butter, and coconut oil to a small ramekin and melt by microwaving in 20 second increments, mixing in between each. 
  • Remove the banana pops from the freezer and dip and roll partway into the melted chocolate mixture to coat as desired. The chocolate will harden on the cold bananas quickly so act fast. Sprinkle with your favorite toppings (chopped nuts, coconut shreds, sprinkles, crushed dried fruit, etc.) before the chocolate hardens. Place on a dish or in a container and freeze for another hour or more before enjoying.

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Nutrition

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 24mg | Potassium: 274mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 23g | Vitamin A: 44IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 45mg | Iron: 2mg
Course — Dessert
Cuisine — American
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8 comments
  1. 5 stars
    We had these over the summer and everyone loved them. They will be an annual tradition for sure!

  2. 5 stars
    Love this the healthier version of an ice cream popsicle !!!

  3. Beatriz Buono-Core says:

    5 stars
    I can’t deal with how good these look! The boys will absolutely love them!

  4. 5 stars
    So delicious and fun to make! I’m a huge banana lover and these pops are just perfect to have on hand for a snack. I love adding nuts to mine or sprinkles. Totally worth waiting for the bananas to ripen before making. YUM!

  5. 5 stars
    One of my favorites!! I need to make another batch and have these in the freezer at all times. They’re that good!

  6. Andrea White says:

    5 stars
    These look amazing and so fun to make!

  7. 5 stars
    This will definitely be my go-to summer recipe! Wow 😀

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