Chocolate-Covered Frozen Bananas

from 8 votes

Cool off with a crowd-friendly dessert recipe for the best Chocolate-Covered Frozen Bananas.

Top down view of child's hand grabbing a frozen banana with chocolate and sprinkles

Summer is in full swing, and that means my little guys and I are in search of all things frosty (and for Mommy, that includes boozy beverages).

It doesn’t get much simpler or more snack-worthy than Chocolate-Covered Frozen Bananas.

Parchment paper-lined baking sheet with halved bananas with lollipop sticks

The secret to whipping up the best-ever frozen bananas is to freeze the bananas both before and after dunking them in your chocolate of choice.

Spatula covered with melted chocolate over glass bowl containing melted chocolate

Doing so ensures the bananas are completely frozen and gives the chocolate a solid surface to grab onto. It also firms up the chocolate much more quickly, so make sure you have those toppings ready. And speaking of toppings…

Hand dipping frozen banana in glass containing melted chocolate

A few of my favorites include:

  • sprinkles
  • chopped nuts
  • toasted coconut
  • toffee chips
  • crushed candies

But don’t stop there! A drizzle of melted peanut butter or chopped bacon would be welcome complements to this frozen treat.

Parchment paper-lined baking sheet containing frozen bananas with chocolate, sprinkles and crushed nuts

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Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

Cool off with a crowd-friendly dessert recipe for the best Chocolate-Covered Frozen Bananas.
Author: Kelly Senyei
4.75 from 8 votes
Top down view of child's hand grabbing a frozen banana with chocolate and sprinkles
Prep Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 8 servings


  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups chocolate chips (milk, dark or white)
  • 2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
  • Assorted sprinkles


  • 8 popsicle sticks, lollipop sticks or sturdy straws


  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper.
  • Peel the bananas and then slice them in half width-wise. Carefully insert a stick into the bottom of each banana and then place it on the baking sheet. Freeze the bananas for 1 hour.
  • Melt the chocolate chips with the vegetable oil in a deep metal bowl set over a saucepan of barely simmering water, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is smooth. Remove the bowl of chocolate and set it aside.
  • Remove the bananas from the freezer, and one at a time, dip them in the chocolate, smoothing it over the entirety of the banana with a spoon. Immediately sprinkle the banana with the assorted sprinkles and then lay the banana on the wax paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat the dipping and decorating process with the remaining bananas and then return them to the freezer for 10 minutes, or until the chocolate is firm.
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Calories: 325kcal, Carbohydrates: 40g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 18g, Saturated Fat: 11g, Cholesterol: 9mg, Sodium: 41mg, Potassium: 339mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 33g, Vitamin A: 50IU, Vitamin C: 5.4mg, Calcium: 93mg, Iron: 0.3mg


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  1. After the bananas are coated with the chocolate and nuts can they be stored in the freezer? Or do you need to eat them after you make them?

    1. Hi Janet – They can absolutely be frozen! They’ll last up to 2 months when stored in an airtight container in the freezer.

  2. 5 stars
    Made these over the weekend and they didn’t last long in my house. Will definitely be making these again. I used the milk chocolate. Not a white chocolate fan.

  3. 3 stars
    The melted chocolate chips + vegetable oil seems too thick and coats the bananas heavily. Need to find a way to thin the chocolate somewhat. Otherwise great.

  4. 5 stars
    The only thing I don’t understand is why they are brown in the picture and your recipe says use white chocolate. ??

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