How To Make Chocolate Covered Bananas
Chocolate covered bananas are one of my favorite treats. These treats are so quick and easy to make, and fun to decorate with sprinkles, nuts and drizzled colored chocolates. Chocolate covered bananas are similar to making chocolate covered strawberries but you use bananas instead. They make delicious anytime treats. After you make them you store them in the freezer. Frozen chocolate covered bananas are refreshing treats for summer. Give these treats to the kids in the summer instead of Popsicles.
To make chocolate covered bananas you will need:
- 4-6 bananas
- Chocolate that you can melt (I used CandiQick chocolate because the chocolate comes in a tray that you can just pop it in the microwave to melt)
- Sticks (you can use toothpicks for bit sized ones but for larger ones I recommend the sticks or Popsicle sticks)
- Piece of waxed paper
- Optional - Sprinkles or nuts
- With the peel on, cut your bananas to the desired size. I cut mine in 3 pieces.
- Insert the sticks in the end of the bananas and then peel the bananas and set them aside. Leaving the peels on until after you cut and insert the sticks will help to prevent the banana from splitting.
- Melt the chocolate.
- Dip the banana in the chocolate to coat.
- Garnish with sprinkles, nuts or other desired toppings.
- Place the bananas on waxed paper to cool.
- Place the bananas in the freezer for about and hour so they can harden and get nice and cold.
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- Use fresh bananas.
- To keep the bananas from splitting when you insert the sticks in them, don't peel the bananas until after you cut them and insert the sticks.
- Store in the plastic storage bag in the freezer, not the refrigerator.
This was my first time making chocolate covered bananas. I will do a few things differently when I make them again.
- I would insert thicker sticks into the ends of the bananas instead of the toothpicks I used.
- I would decorate them with chopped nuts and sprinkles.
- I would use a few variety of colored chocolates to make pink, blue and yellow ones along with the chocolate ones.
- I would also make a few bite sized chocolate covered bananas without the sticks in them.
I dipped some strawberries and pretzels in the chocolate that I had leftover. They were delicious! You could also use it to make chocolate covered potato chips and raisins too.
Here a a few suggestions for decorating chocolate covered bananas.
- Chopped nuts
- Crushed coconut
- Mini chocolate chips
- Crushed candy canes
- Crushed pieces of cookies
- Mini M&Ms