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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Dessert

Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

Cool off with a crowd-friendly dessert recipe for the best Chocolate-Covered Frozen Bananas.
4.34 from 3 votes
Top down view of child's hand grabbing a frozen banana with chocolate and sprinkles
Prep Time 1 hr 30 mins
Cook Time 0 mins
Total Time 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 8 servings

Ingredients 

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

Equipment:

  • 8 popsicle sticks, lollipop sticks or sturdy straws

Instructions 

  • 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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Nutrition

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. 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.

  2. 5 stars
    The only thing I don’t understand is why they are brown in the picture and your recipe says use white chocolate. ??

  3. 5 stars
    We always eat bananas. Can’t wait to get extra for these cute bananas. My friends will love them.

  4. I am 65 years old and your recipe has made my day. I remember when I was 6 years old, walking two blocks, to our local ice cream shop and buying frozen bananas dipped in chocolate. They were great. Can’t wait to make them.

  5. These are adorable! I need to buy an extra bunch of bananas at the store just so I can make these!

  6. These are adorable, and your pictures are great. The sprinkles look like they’re going to jump out at me!

  7. These are so cute and so party-friendly! Or anytime-friendly actually. I’m sure they will be disappearing quickly at any 4th of July gathering. Fun, festive treat for all ages. Gosh time sure does fly. It seems like just yesterday I found your blog for the first time.

  8. These are so adorable! Love chocolate and bananas and you made these so festive and fun to eat! :)

  9. Frozen chocolate covered bananas are one of my all time favorite Summer time treats! These are so cute and festive and well, I just love them!

  10. How fun are these! I love frozen fruit in any recipe in the summer, and these look like the perfect snack. It was beyond wonderful to meet you at BlogHer, Kelly! Keep in touch and let me know next time you head to Austin!

  11. Too fun, Kelly! I love how festive they are for summer. SO so good to see you this weekend, as always!

  12. I couldn’t agree more with your TV watching style ;) poor Craig watches Bachelor/ette with me every week but I secretly think he loves it!!
    Where did you get those sprinkles?!

    1. Haha, I love it, Gina! J has slowly gotten into my crazy Bachelor/ette addiction. I bought the sprinkles at a local NYC bakeware supply company called New York Cake & Baking. Next time you’re here, we are going!!!

  13. I cannot believe the 4th is like..in 3 weeks. Whatttt??! Where does time go! This post is so festive and I love those BIG sprinkles! And of course, white chocolate :)

  14. Fabulous recipe for the 4th of July, Kelly! Although a fan of Arrested Development, I wasn’t in the beginning until hubby introduced me to it. Then, I was hooked. (Ron Howard’s narration is the icing on the cake and it definitely is a certain brand of humor perhaps not for everyone. Best comparison of family dysfunction and hilarity would be Soap from the late 1970s.) But, unscripted TV…does this mean you don’t watch Mad Men or Game of Thrones? If not, you must catch up! xo

  15. 4th of July sounds like it should be 6 months away, the fact that it is merely weeks away is a bit crazy! And I won’t judge you for your guilty tv show obsessions, mine is keeping up.. I can’t control my addiction! Oops! Don’t think I would be able to control myself with these bananas.. they look sooo good!!