Go Bananas!

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posted on April 13, 2011 by  |  posted under Boys, Desserts, Fun With Kids, Girls, Patriotic Holidays, Recipes, Snacks, Summer

delicious and easy banana pops

Today was the perfect warm Spring day and I couldn’t resist sharing my favorite Summer-time treat any longer. Bananas. No,… I’m not just talking about plain ‘ole bananas. Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas. Now I have your attention. Have you had them before too?! I was introduced to frozen bananas at the State Fair, but that only comes around once a year. I crave them far to often, so I’ve taken matters into my own hands and figured out how to make Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas. delicious and easy banana pops

This creative treat is fun to make, so grab your helpers. I had to tell my helper to ‘get off his banana phone’ and focus. delicious and easy banana pops

Make sure your bananas are ripe, but not over-ripe. Cut your bananas in half (or cut off the bottom inch for an adult sized treat) and stick popsicle sticks in the bottom. delicious and easy banana pops

Put the bananas in the freezer for at least an hour. delicious and easy banana pops

In the meantime, get all of your favorite toppings prepared. We love toffee bits, peanuts, and coconut. delicious and easy banana pops

Now the fun part. Dip, Dip, Dip! We use Smuckers Magic Shell, but your banana must be completely frozen for the chocolate to harden. You can also use melted semi-sweet or milk chocolate for dipping. delicious and easy banana pops

Sprinkle. Don’t be shy… delicious and easy banana pops

Are you dying yet? I seriously am having a hard time focusing. I want one. Now. delicious and easy banana pops

Put on wax paper and let freeze for another LONG (but worth it) hour. delicious and easy banana pops

FYI: This cold treat should basically be guilt free. And feel proud while your kids eat them! It’s BANANAS we are talking about here! Enjoy every last bite!

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas

Chocolate Dipped Frozen Bananas

Ingredients

  • Ripe Bananas
  • Clean popsicle sticks
  • Chocolate "magic"shell sauce or milk chocolate for dipping
  • Toppings (small candies, nuts, coconut, or toffee bits)

Instructions

  1. Cut your bananas in half (or cut off the bottom inch for an adult sized treat) and stick popsicle sticks in the bottom.
  2. Put the bananas in the freezer for at least an hour.
  3. In the meantime, get all of your favorite toppings prepared. We love toffee bits, peanuts, and coconut.
  4. Now the fun part. Dip, Dip, Dip! We use Smuckers Magic Shell, but your banana must be completely frozen for the chocolate to harden. You can also use melted semi-sweet or milk chocolate for dipping.
  5. Sprinkle with toppings. Don’t be shy…
  6. Put on wax paper and let freeze for another LONG (but worth it) hour.
  7. Enjoy!
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delicious and easy banana pops

delicious and easy banana pops

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  1. April 13th, 2011 at 8:00 am
    Jen says:
    YUM! I'm definetly going to try making these! Thanks Shell!
  2. April 13th, 2011 at 8:08 am
    Heather Lynne says:
    That looks so good...I think I'm going to have to pick up some bananas & Magic Shell....
  3. April 13th, 2011 at 8:13 am
    Chrissy says:
    Yummy! I made these a lot last summer. <3

    Sprinkles are great on top of the banana pops as well.
  4. April 13th, 2011 at 9:04 am
    Nesleirbag says:
    I saw a lot of these wandering around Disneyland last week, in the hands and mostly in the mouths of little and big kids, selling for around $4 "a pop." Yum!
  5. April 13th, 2011 at 9:51 am
    alysha says:
    These look DEEElicious! I'm going to be trying them for sure. And it's a treat I don't feel AS guilty eating. ;)

    Cute kiddos too. :)
  6. April 13th, 2011 at 9:51 am
    Alison says:
    Cute Shelley! Your little squirt is getting so big! I love your pictures.
  7. April 13th, 2011 at 10:19 am
    Caley says:
    My husband tried these at Disneyland and spent all his money on them...now I can make them here! Surprise! Thanks for sharing Shelley!
  8. April 13th, 2011 at 10:29 am
    Pam says:
    OMG, I want these right now! :)
  9. April 13th, 2011 at 11:14 am
    Sharon at www.momof6.com says:
    These look so delicious! I am going to make them with my kids over spring break! Thanks for the inspiration! I also plan to link to this post and include a picture in my Sunday 4/17 "Links to Love" post over at momof6.com!
    Warmly,
    Sharon
  10. April 13th, 2011 at 11:38 am
    Missy says:
    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.
    Making these for sure!
  11. April 13th, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    Tracey Marzich says:
    Ok whose got good ideas for adding alcohol to a treat like this?

    Also-would love to try it dipped in melty peanut butter too. I'd love to share those pics once I get around to doing that! Peanut butter rum bananas? There HAS to be a way!
    • April 14th, 2011 at 11:15 am
      Mellissa says:
      Put a bit of liqueur in the melted chocolate? Dip in warm peanut butter, and then freeze, and then dip in the flavored chocolate.
  12. April 13th, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    Kati says:
    Looks yummy!!!! :) I need one! Right Now!
  13. April 13th, 2011 at 2:35 pm
    Alice says:
    I must get to the store before the grandchildren get here so we can make some. Thanks for sharing.
  14. April 13th, 2011 at 3:30 pm
    Melanie says:
    Mmmm...I love chocolate dipped frozen bananas. It also works with yogurt (sprinkled with granola or crushed cereal) with good (but not as yummy as chocolate!) results if you want to feel even less guilty =).
  15. April 13th, 2011 at 9:09 pm
    Ashlee F. says:
    Shelley, you are a genius m' dear. I am going to have to make some of these with my kidlets. Who cares if it isn't summer yet! Wink. We Love frozen treats at our house! Thanks for the fun recipe!
  16. April 14th, 2011 at 7:27 am
    Shoregirl says:
    These look yummy!!
  17. April 14th, 2011 at 3:31 pm
    kirsten giles says:
    Oh Yummy! I'm going to make some! You have such cute kids!
  18. April 15th, 2011 at 7:22 am
    Little Brick Ranch says:
    Super Idea - we usually buy ours but I love this idea WAY better!! If you get a sec, pop on over to Foodie Friday and link up! Oh, and I found you on The Shabby Chic Cottage. :)
  19. April 15th, 2011 at 1:42 pm
    Allison @ Alli 'n Son says:
    Great idea. This would be a fun summer treat.

    I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on my linky, Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there. http://alli-n-son.com/2011/04/14/chocolate-birds-nests/
  20. April 16th, 2011 at 10:09 am
    Lisa says:
    I'm going to make these today, but I'm making my own magic shell. It's easy-just 1 1/4 c chocolate bar or chocolate chips and 1/2 c coconut oil. Melt together and then allow to cool slightly.
  21. April 16th, 2011 at 11:02 am
    Heather - Chickabug says:
    Aw, this takes me back!! When I was little my grandmother used to give us frozen bananas as a treat. My brother and I loved them, and we didn't even get chocolate on them! ; )
  22. April 19th, 2011 at 4:38 pm
    Carrie says:
    Oh yes!!!! Love chocolate covered bananas. And wouldn't it be great first dipped in caramel and then chocolate - good golly! Yum!
  23. April 20th, 2011 at 8:20 am
    Anne says:
    These would excellent dipped in graham cracker crumbs too! Guess I better go buy a LOT of bananas today! :)
  24. April 20th, 2011 at 11:04 am
    Iris Metel says:
    Yummy!! These look great, will be making a batch soon! Thanks for sharing!
  25. April 20th, 2011 at 11:37 am
    Liat Varsano says:
    BIG WOW.
  26. May 5th, 2011 at 8:58 am
    patti@pandora's box says:
    This post made my mouth water - they look so good. These are on my list of treats to make this summer!
  27. May 13th, 2011 at 11:14 am
    Kimberly says:
    I have my "nanners" in the freezer right now. I can't wait to make these with the kiddo's after school today!! Thanks for the fun tips :)
  28. May 20th, 2011 at 11:44 pm
    Kelly says:
    I cannot wait to give these a whirl!! My kids just started summer break today and these will be perfect :)
  29. July 1st, 2011 at 12:50 am
    Janice says:
    I know this is an older post but I LOVE IT! So I linked it on my new little blog. I hope you don't mind :) THANKS!
  30. January 19th, 2012 at 8:14 pm
    Elena says:
    These look so yummy. I wish I had some chocolate to make them.
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