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Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas – Frozen bananas dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with nuts, shredded coconut, and sprinkles. They are easy to make and they are a perfect snack for kids and adults to enjoy on a hot summer day.

Chocolate dipped bananas.


A quick and simple sweet treat to satisfy that sweet tooth. Healthy and delicious, they are an awesomely refreshing summer treat! They are sweet, cold, and so tasty, but much better for you than ice cream.

First time I had Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas was at one of those County Fairs many moons ago; I was so intrigued by it, and so in love with it, that I went to the fair 3 times in one week so that I could have that banana again.

Chocolate dipped bananas topped with sprinkles, nuts, and coconut.

Once the Summer Fests were done, and I needed my frozen banana fix, I went to my Mom’s kitchen to recreate my newfound love. That same day I also found out that just because something looks simple it does not mean that it is simple.

I picked up a banana, dipped it in melted chocolate, put it on a tray, and in the freezer. Sounds right…right?

Bananas on sticks.

Ehh! Guess again!


When I went to get the banana a couple of hours later, the banana was almost all bare! The chocolate slipped right off it. I had to scrape the chocolate off the plate and into my mouth. Okay, so it wasn’t that bad of a mistake. 😉

You’re probably thinking why I didn’t just do a quick search. The answer to that is: Google didn’t exist back then, (no, I’m not ancient – it was early 90′s… and I’m 33), Yahoo was just starting out, and recipes were the last thing that were probably added to the search engines. (No research behind that statement…I could be wrong, 100%).

But, after a couple of trials and errors, I figured it out – freeze the banana before you dip it! So, it’s;

  1. CUT bananas in half and insert popsicle sticks
  2. freeze
  3. dip in melted chocolate 
  4. sprinkle with toppings 
  5. freeze again until firm.

Bananas covered in chocolate.



Chocolate dipped bananas topped with sprinkles, nuts, and coconut.

Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

Katerina | Diethood
Frozen bananas dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with nuts, shredded coconut, and sprinkles. 
5 from 11 votes
Servings : 6 serves
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freezing Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours


  • 3 firm bananas , peeled and cut in half
  • 6 popsicle sticks
  • 8 ounces chopped dark chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Toppings: toasted hazelnuts , or peanuts, sprinkles, coconut flakes, etc…


  • Line a sheet pan or a larger flat plate with waxed paper.
  • Cut each banana in half.
  • Insert a popsicle stick into the cut-end, and push the stick halfway in.
  • Place all the bananas on the waxed paper and freeze for 1 hour.
  • Add chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl and pour in the vegetable oil.
  • Melt the chocolate and vegetable oil in the microwave. DO NOT burn the chocolate. Check on it every 30 seconds and stir.
  • Put the dipping decorations (nuts, sprinkles) on flat plates.
  • Remove bananas from freezer.
  • Take one banana at a time and dip it in the chocolate, coating it completely – spoon some on, if needed.
  • Roll or sprinkle the dipped bananas with nuts, or sprinkles, or shredded coconut, and put them back on the waxed paper.
  • Put the bananas back in the freezer and freeze for 1 hour.
  • Serve.


Calories: 297 kcal | Carbohydrates: 35 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 17 g | Saturated Fat: 15 g | Cholesterol: 1 mg | Sodium: 41 mg | Potassium: 450 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 20 g | Vitamin A: 40 IU | Vitamin C: 5.3 mg | Calcium: 117 mg | Iron: 0.6 mg

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Dessert, Snacks
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana desserts, easy dessert recipes, frozen desserts
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Originally posted in May of 2011.

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58 comments on “Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas”

  1. I think that these are the perfect summer treat to make and enjoy with the kids!! So many fun ways to make them!

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    Chrissie Baker

    I can’t wait to make these! I don’t know why I have never before. Thank you for showing how easy they are to make! I bought some bananas n chocolate today so I am off to make these now…

  3. This hits the spot! Love chocolate covered bananas! My kids love that they can each add their own favorite topping!

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    Magic of Spice

    This is so funny…the other day someone asked me about my fancy snacks and wanted to know if I had a fancy banana snack, I replied covered in chocolate and frozen on a stick ;0 . These wonderful and in my opinion, brilliant creations are the best ever! I have never made them myself though so I will have to take a peek at your tricks 🙂

  5. I have yet to have a chocolate covered frozen banana, but, if it wasn’t for your post and if I had to create one on my own, I would have done exactly the same as you! 🙂 good to know the right technique now!

  6. oh my god! these look awesome and I think I am with you that the first time I had a frozen banana dipped in chocolate was at a state fair of some sort. I forgot how delicious and easy these were to make. Thanks for sharing!

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    Mina @ Angellove's Cooking

    I’ve been planning to make chocolate frozen bananas 🙂 and now I definitely will do that!! Your ones look absolutely gorgeous, Kate!! Have got any laft ;)??

  8. Confession…. I’ve never had a chocolate covered frozen banana! But now, I’m TOTALLY inspired to make them!

  9. I loved frozen bananas when I was a kid! Never dipped them in chocolate, though. Definitely on my list for the summer :).

  10. You know… I’ve actually never had a frozen banana. Blasphemy, right? Going to the store now to remedy this =)

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    Emily @ Life on Food

    Once a year I go to Disney World. My special treat is always a chocolate covered banana. They are so GOOD! I always think to myself, why don’t I make this at home. Part of me wants to keep it special, but now I cam glad to hear it takes a bit more work. I won’t feel as lazy.

  12. Ohhhh!!! I never had this, but it sounds divine! I had seen this recipe over at FoodFrenzy… and I knew I had to come over! This will be a great snack for my girls (and me… oops)! 🙂

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    Baking Serendipity

    These were my favorite treat at amusement parks as a kid. Now they would be the perfect summer treat! Thanks for the freezing first tip 🙂 I always think I know what I’m doing (or have all the ingredients for a recipe) only to find that I was entirely wrong!

  14. Oh yeah!!! This is truly a childhood favorite, my Sissy and I loved them growing up:-) So much fun for kids!

  15. Oh, that’s funny. I wouldn’t have thought of freezing them first either. Wow, the internet has come so far – we can instantly find answers now. I love chocolate covered bananas and yours look awesome especially with chopped nuts. Yum! I love the picture of your cutie pie!

  16. Kate you know I’m on a diet! You are killing me!! I really really want one of these right now…… about a month more to go and I will be devouring this! 🙂

  17. Ah, the days before Google…how did we survive!!? Your sweet princess looks like she approves of your banana treat…what a doll!

  18. After the frozen banana “ice cream” last week I decided to freeze more bananas (it ws so addicting)…this time I froze them without the skins on LOL works much better that way. I guess I will have to dip some in chocolate now. Great pics, cute post. Love this!

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    Chocolate covered bananas always remind me of Disneyland – I think that’s the first place I ever had one and for the longest time, it was the only place I saw them. Such yummy goodness! Yours look delicious.

  20. I think I just found what my son and I are going to make one day over summer break! And yes, I am 32, I remember back when yahoo and google weren’t your go to research source!

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    Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels

    I used to love these when I was a kid! Yours look so good. But I had a horrible habit of eating all of the chocolate off and only eating part of the banana. 🙂

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    Nami @ Just One Cookbook

    Looking at Ana’s happy face, I thought of my kids thinking they would enjoy this totally! Until I buy an ice cream maker, why not making frozen bananas! I was surprised to see we have to wait 6 hours till I get to eat them (such a long time after dipping melted chocolate…yum). You have all kinds of sweets that make kids happy. Thanks for sharing this recipe!

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    I was obssesed with these growing up as a kid! I wasn’t smart enough to make them back then, but I definately want to try it now. Your daughter is so lucky she will have fond memories of these growing up. =)

  24. Thanks for the tip. I was going to try to have the kiddos make some of those this summer. A healthier treat 🙂

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    Until I tried them, I had no idea how good bananas were frozen. I haven’t tried them dipped in chocolate yet, though. That takes it to a whole new level. They look delicious!

  26. I love chocolate covered bananas! I bought some at the store a few months ago and I haven’t had one since… I do have a bunch of frozen bananas in the freezer right now thought. I might just have to go buy some chocolate!

  27. Yummm these looks delicious. I’ve never had chocolate dipped banana (sad, i know :< ) I usually make Vietnamese banana "ice cream": flatten ripe banana dipped in coconut milk sauce with shredded coconut and peanut.
    Guess I have to buy some banana and chocolate now.

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    Megan @ pipandebby

    YUM! I love chocolate-covered bananas! Strangely I have never made them myself…thanks for the inspiration! Loved your “bikini bod” comment. 🙂

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence

    These look delicious. The days are warming up here in San Diego and this would be a perfect treat. Thanks for sharing!

  30. My daughter is sitting with me right now and she is very excited at the thought of chocolate covered bananas! Yum! Your little one is adorable!!!!

  31. My kids just love them , I make it often , I had the same problem as you before but now I have nailed it after lots of tries 🙂

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    claudia lamascolo

    All I can say is these were my fav growing up, everytime the ice cream truck came around I would get these… what a treat and trip down memory lane for me! Thanks so much~

  33. Aww is that your little angel? So precious. Not a bad mistake at all! I would have done the same thing. My son and I love making these as well. Great post 🙂

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    Love it. You had me taken in, though. Thought it would be easy, too. Ana looks SO happy!

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    The Mom Chef ~ Taking on Magazines One Recipe at a Time

    You just made Dudette’s summer a lot brighter! She’s going to love these as much as that gorgeous, adorable little beauty obviously does; and I will use sprinkles just like she has! Thank you for finding the recipe that works.

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    Junia @ Mis Pensamientos

    i LOVE frozen bananas. i’m gonna have to try this idea with chocolate!!! freeze – dip – freeze. i shall remember the trick 🙂

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