Frozen Chocolate Bananas

Frozen Chocolate Bananas
Jane Bruce

There is something very satisfying about a recipe that uses only two ingredients. And when one of those ingredients is chocolate, you're sure to have a crowd-pleaser on your hands.

Frozen bananas have a great texture and they are an excellent substitute for overprocessed, store-bought popsicles. These do require a bit of forward planning because it's best to use silicone molds, but if you don't want to take it that far, you can always take out a step and just dip halved bananas. The key to this recipe is fun: Melted chocolate is fun, mashing bananas is fun, and eating such a delectable treat on a stick is certainly fun. It doesn't hurt that it's delicious, too.

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Directions

Mash the bananas fully.

Heat the chocolate in a pot over low heat and stir continously until just melted. Using a small spoon (or, for particular accuracy, a very small pastry brush) brush the chocolate onto the sides of a silicone chocolate mold, ensuring that every part of the surface is covered. Try to ensure there is not too much chocolate.

Spoon in the mashed bananas and then place a final small layer of chocolate on top. Place popsicle sticks into the molds and put in the freezer for at least 1 hour.

Remove and serve immediately.

Notes

Note: If you do not own a silicone mold, you can skip the mashing, cut each banana in half, and dip the bananas in chocolate. While they will not have the same texture, this can be an easy substitute.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

461 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Sodium Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:

23%

Servings:

4
  • Fat 26g 40%
  • Carbs 68g 23%
  • Saturated 15g 76%
  • Fiber 7g 26%
  • Sugars 54g
  • Monounsaturated 8g
  • Polyunsaturated 1g
  • Protein 4g 8%
  • Sodium 10mg 0%
  • Calcium 30mg 3%
  • Magnesium 114mg 28%
  • Potassium 522mg 15%
  • Iron 3mg 16%
  • Zinc 1mg 10%
  • Phosphorus 125mg 18%
  • Vitamin A 2µg 0%
  • Vitamin C 5mg 9%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 4%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 7%
  • Niacin (B3) 1mg 4%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 12%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 23µg 6%
  • Vitamin E 0mg 1%
  • Vitamin K 5µg 6%
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