Make homemade chocolate dipped frozen banana like the ones you enjoy at county fairs, amusement parks, and theme parks!
Homemade Chocolate Frozen Bananas
I cannot visit Disneyland without getting a chocolate dipped frozen banana. I LOVE frozen bananas.
As soon as I enter the park, I wait in line to buy my chocolate dipped, peanut sprinkled frozen banana. It doesn’t matter what time of the day it is, or whether its cold outside. I need my treat in hand as I walk down Main Street.
However, the ones they sell at Disneyland are massive, and I often cannot finish them alone (because I have to save room in my stomach for a scoop of mint chocolate chip ice cream in a waffle cone after lunch).
As a kid, I loved this little place in Balboa Beach that sold ice cream bars, cheesecake on a stick, and frozen bananas.
This place was special because they hand dipped their frozen goodies in chocolate when you order. AND they have a plethora of toppings to coat your treat in. But once again, it was another place that gives you the entire banana.
And so, I made these uber cute, mini frozen bananas. I cut each banana into three small parts to make the perfect little snack sized portions.
Secret to Melted Dipping Chocolate:
I’m gonna let you in a on a little culinary secret. A secret that will make dipping frozen bananas in melted chocolate a breeze. Are you ready? Okay, it’s a secret so don’t go around just telling anyone.
You have to be selective in your secret sharing. I trust you, and I really appreciate you reading my blog so of course I’d tell you.
Place your melted chocolate in short drinking glass, a glass deep enough for your frozen banana. Dip the frozen banana in and you get a nice, even, and smooth coating.
If the chocolate starts to cool, simply place it in the microwave for a couple of seconds (be sure to use a microwave safe glass). It also makes clean up a breeze.
Set up a frozen banana station!
Have you frozen bananas and melted dipping chocolate ready. Set up little bowls with your desired toppings.
There are so many different choices for toppings. Some options include:
- Rainbow sprinkles
- Chopped nuts (hazelnuts, walnuts, almonds, etc)
- Chopped chocolate candies (Reese’s peanut butter cups, Crunch bars, Milky Ways, etc)
- Toasted shredded coconut
- Freeze dried fruits
I don’t need to wait to go to Disneyland to get my frozen banana fix. I have a bunch ready for me at a moment’s notice in my freezer. Now, let’s have a frozen banana dipping party! What toppings do you want?
Chocolate Dipped Frozen Banana
Yield: 12 frozen pops
- 4 large bananas, ripe, peeled, and cut into thirds
- 12 wooden popsicle sticks
- 2 cups good quality semi-sweet or dark chocolate, roughly chopped
- rainbow sprinkles
- chopped roasted hazelnuts
- chopped roasted almonds
- chopped mini Reese's cups
Insert wooden stick into one end of each banana piece. Place bananas on a parchment lined plate or baking sheet and let chill in the freezer until wooden stick is set in banana.
Place chocolate in a microwave safe bowl or glass. Heat in microwave on half power at 15-20 second intervals. Stir each time. Continue to heat until melted and smooth.
Working with one banana at a time, dip banana into the warm chocolate. Let any excess chocolate drip off. Then sprinkle chosen toppings all over. Place banana back on parchment lined sheet. Continue with remaining bananas. Once completed, let banana rest in freezer to harden.
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