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Close-up view of Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas with different toppings on a piece of parchment paper

Healthy Chocolate Covered Bananas

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  • Author: One Lovely Life
  • Total Time: 60-90 minutes
  • Yield: 8-10 banana halves 1x
  • Diet: Gluten Free


These Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas are the perfect treat on a hot day! They’ve got the same great flavor as the ones from Disneyland or Balboa Island, just made with simple, wholesome ingredients. Yum!


  • 45 ripe bananas, peeled and halved
  • 6 ounces (1 cup) chocolate chips (dairy-free, as needed)
  • 3 Tablespoons coconut oil


  • Mini Chocolate Chips, Toasted Coconut, Chopped Nuts, Coarse Sea Salt, Crushed Freeze-Dried Berries, Sprinkles, etc. 


  1. First, Freeze The Bananas On Sticks. Insert a popsicle stick into the cut side of each banana half. Place all bananas on a baking sheet or plate lined with parchment paper and transfer to the freezer. Freeze 2-3 hours, or overnight.
  2. Prep Your Station. When you’re ready to dip the bananas, assemble any toppings you plan to add so everything is ready to go.
  3. Melt Chocolate. In a small saucepan, gently melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil over low heat until completely smooth. (Alternatively, you can put the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe dish and microwave it in 15-20 second intervals, stirring in between until fully melted).
  4. Dip & Decorate The Bananas. Transfer melted chocolate to a narrow glass (I like a juice glass). Dip frozen banana halves into the chocolate (let the excess chocolate drip off). Place dipped bananas back on parchment paper and immediately add any toppings. Repeat with remaining bananas.
  5. Freeze. Return bananas to the freezer for a few minutes to harden. Store in an airtight zip-top bag in the freezer.


  • A NARROW GLASS WILL MAKE THIS EASIER THAN A WIDE ONE. For best results, I use a small juice glass. If you don’t have a narrow glass, you may need to get a little more creative with how you rotate the glass to cover your bananas in chocolate.
  • HAVE EVERYTHING SET OUT FIRST + WORK QUICKLY! Since the chocolate shell is designed to harden immediately, you’ll want to have everything set out so that you can immediately sprinkle your chocolate covered bananas with their toppings. If your shell hardens too quickly and you can’t get the toppings on, you may just want to double-dip it in your chocolate and try again!
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Freeze Time: 2 Hours
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Freezer
  • Cuisine: American