Easy Desserts: Frozen Chocolate Bananas #SundaySupper

Easy Desserts: Frozen Chocolate Bananas

Happy Labor Day weekend everyone!

For #SundaySupper this week, we are celebrating Labor Day Cookouts! I knew I wanted to share something sweet, so I immediately started thinking of easy desserts.

Well, you can’t get much easier than this:  frozen chocolate bananas. Our family is fairly new to frozen bananas — I made them for the first time a few months ago and now it’s a big time favorite in our house.

To start, line a baking sheet or freezer-safe plate with wax paper. Peel your bananas and cut them in half. In the cut end, insert a wooden popsicle stick. Place in your freezer until frozen.

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Melt chocolate and dip and/or spoon the chocolate over the frozen bananas. Um, please excuse this blurry photo….but you get the idea.

If you wish (and why wouldn’t you??), you can take the chocolate dipped banana and make them extra special with sprinkles or chopped nuts. You have to work quickly after you dip in chocolate, so right after it’s covered, spoon your sprinkles or nuts over the chocolate banana.

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As you finish with the sprinkles and nuts, lay them back onto your wax paper covered baking sheet or freezer-safe plate.

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Place back in the freezer so the banana can stay frozen and until the chocolate has completely set.

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Enjoy!

Easy Dessert: Frozen Chocolate Bananas

Frozen Chocolate Bananas

Serving Size: 6-8

Ingredients

  • Bananas (approx 3-4 medium -- ripe, but firm)
  • Wooden popsicle sticks (approx. 2 per banana)
  • Wax paper
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips (12 ounces)
  • 2 tablespoons canola or light olive oil
  • Optional decorations: chopped nuts, sprinkles, nonpareils, etc

Instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet or large freezer-safe plate with waxed paper. Peel each banana and cut each one in half. Insert a stick into the cut end of each banana. Place bananas on wax paper and freeze until frozen.
  2. In a glass, microwave-safe bowl, add chocolate chips and oil. Place in microwave and microwave for 10-15 seconds on high power. Remove bowl from microwave, stir completely. Return to microwave to repeat steps until chocolate is almost completely melted, but a few chips remain. Stir until those chips are completely melted.
  3. Place decorations on plates. Remove bananas from the freezer. Take one banana and dip in chocolate (or spoon chocolate over, if you prefer). Working quickly, immediately dip the chocolate covered banana in the decorations. Return decorated chocolate banana to wax-covered baking sheet or plate and return to freezer until banana is completely frozen and chocolate has hardened.

Notes

--Microwaves vary greatly, so exact heat settings and times cannot be given for melting chocolate. Refer to your owners manual for recommendations.

--While my chocolate vs banana ratio worked for me, your results may vary if your bananas are larger or smaller, or if your chocolate coating is thicker or thinner. I find this recipe works for 3-4 bananas, but you may have leftover chocolate.

--If using large bananas, it may be necessary to cut a 2" (or so) size section from the middle of the banana, otherwise the bananas become too top-heavy. These small pieces can be made into a mini frozen chocolate banana, the same way as the larger ones are made. You'll see in one or two of my photos where I have a couple small bananas.

--You might find it helpful to remove the finished frozen chocolate bananas from the freezer, and place them in the refrigerator, about 15-30 minutes before serving.

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Here are the rest of the Labor Day Cookout Recipes for #SundaySupper — I hope you’ll check them out too!

Starters & Snacks

Main Dishes

Salads & Sides

Drinks

Desserts

Wine Pairings

  • Labor Day Cookout Food And Wine Pairings by ENOFYLZ

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Brandie Valenzuela is a food blogger and writer at Home Cooking Memories. She lives in Las Vegas, NV where she enjoys cooking, baking, modern-day recipe keeping and making everyday memories with her family. She is known to have an extremely normal obsession with cupcake liners, ribbons and office supplies.


Comments

  1. Perfect way to end a holiday cookout! These look delicious, Brandie! Happy #SundaySupper!

  2. Just like what you find at the amusement parks – yum!

  3. Simple, easy, & tasty dessert. Great for cooling down after being over the hot grill on Labor Day.

  4. I like the one with the fun star sprinkles!! :)

  5. What a lovely simple dessert that’s sure to be a winner with the kids.

  6. Half a frozen banana, dark chocolate and chopped walnuts sounds like the perfect summer dessert. You went with frozen bananas today, I went with grilled. As hot as it’s been for the last few days, frozen sounds better :)

  7. Can’t beat frozen fruit in the summer, Brandie!

  8. These are so fun and amazing! We love getting these at amusement parks! I can’t wait to make them at home!

  9. I have always wanted to try these, even though I’m not a banana fan. Maybe I can make them for my hubby and live vicariously through him.

  10. I need to get my butt in the kitchen to make these! Frozen bananas are another of our favorite summer recipes, and I can’t believe I haven’t made any this year. Thanks for the reminder. I just my frozen bananas turn out as gorgeous as yours. :)

  11. I made these for a friend’s bday in August, and they were a HUGE hit. Who knew? I think they took all of 5 minutes to assemble!

  12. These have been my favorite things since I was a kid – it still makes me happy (and hungry) just to see them! I love the ones rolled in sprinkles (why have I never done that!?). :)

  13. Simple and delicious- and kids love them! thanks!

  14. Totally yummy idea. Love it!!!

  15. I need to make some room in my freezer to make some of these! They look so delicious! Love frozen bananas!

  16. You can´t go wrong with this dessert, gorgeous and yummy! Perfect for a cookout!

  17. These look so good. What a fun idea. My kids will love them.

  18. Yum!! Perfect for kids at a party. And you could put just about anything for the sprinkles – great treat!

  19. What a fantastic idea. I have to make this :)

  20. these are great! both my little guy and i would just love these!

  21. Brandie, You make this look so quick and easy. This is a MUST Make !!! I always love redaing your posts!!!

  22. I always have ripe bananas around the house so this is absolutely perfect for me! Plus who doesn’t like chocolate?!

  23. Easy indeed! I almost never run out of bananas. It would be a great way to use them up and be just the perfect weekend treat.

  24. I can’t wait until my daughter is old enough to make things like this with me. It looks like such a fun kid activity.

  25. I just recently made frozen bananas too but I made them into bite size banana split sundaes. Love the idea of putting it on a stick. Makes it easier and fun too eat. They look delicous!

  26. This is awesome!!!! Looks so delicious and healthy too. Nice idea.

  27. I fell in love with frozen bananas after having them at Disney as a teen. Haven’t tried them with my preschooler yet, will have to see if he goes for one covered in chocolate and sprinkles!

  28. I love this! I’ve seen these at the grocery store, but I bet homemade is better! Going to try this recipe this week for the kids! Thanks!

  29. You just reminded me that I really do need these in my life. They look absolutely delicious, and I love that they’re an easy snack.

  30. My kids love making these! So much fun!

    Jamie @ http://www.mamamommymom.com

    • Thanks Jamie! The mashing up the cheesecake part would be particularly fun and easy for little ones. And you can’t go wrong with dipping something in chopped up candy bars!

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