Chocolate Covered Banana Pops Recipe

May 23, 2011

This weekend my Mom and I made Chocolate Banana Pops for a delicious and healthy summertime dessert. Not only are these pops easy and fun to make, but they are a fabulous way to get a chocolate fix while enjoying fruit at the same time! The pops can be served refrigerated or frozen for an ice-cream-like treat. Try both ways and see which one you like best. Either way, you will keep coming back for more!!

Chocolate Covered Banana Pops

Ingredients

4 medium ripe but firm bananas
8 wooden craft or popsicle sticks
3 ounces good quality milk chocolate (I used a Hershey’s bar)
3 ounces good quality dark or semisweet chocolate (I used about 1/2 cup chocolate chips)
3 tablespoons finely chopped nuts (if desired)

Directions

Peel each banana and then cut in half crosswise. Place banana halves on a tray lined with tin foil.

Carefully insert the wooden stick into each banana half, creating a banana “popsicle.”

Freeze bananas on sticks for 30mins – 1 hour.

Prepare melted chocolate mixture. Melt both milk and dark/semisweet chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl for 2 minuets (check and stir after 1 minute).

Using a flat knife, gently coat each banana with melted chocolate, making sure to leave about a 1/2 inch of banana uncovered, so some banana shows.

Sprinkle chopped nuts on top portion, if using.

Refrigerate or freeze pops, as desired (make sure to try it both ways!).

 

The Banana Pops Before Dipping!

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