I first fell in love with Frozen Banana Pops when I went on my “senior trip” to Newport, California. It’s tradition in my high school for all the seniors (or at least a large group of them) to go on a trip at the end of senior year, and it usually ends up being Newport. It was a week full of fun in the sun, bike rides on the board walk, midnight donut runs and of course, chocolate-dipped frozen banana pops.
My only complaint with Newport’s frozen banana pops is that they cost an arm and a leg! Literally it’s like $4.50 for ONE banana. Now let’s venture to the grocery store and buy 15 bananas for that same price! Grab some wooden skewers, vanilla Greek yogurt, some chocolate chips and toppings, and you could be whipping out your own frozen banana pops in no time. The best part about these? You get to be oooober creative.
Grab the sprinkles, coconut shreds, chopped nuts, graham cracker dust…literally anything you can get your hands on…and start dipping and decorating. I seriously love when food becomes an art project (which is most the time around here haha).
One thing to note: the Greek yogurt pops soften very quickly once they’re out of their frozen tundra of the freezer. We learned that one the hard way 😉 So make sure that you’re ready to gobble it up once it’s out of the freezer. It only takes a few minutes to soften, and then eat fast!
- 4-6 ripe bananas
- Semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips (Enough to cover bananas once melted. We used about 2 cups chocolate chips for 3 bananas)
- Vanilla Greek yogurt (Enough to cover bananas)
- Toppings such as: granola, chia seeds, hemp seeds, nut butter, coconut shreds, mini chocolate chips, graham cracker dust, chopped nuts, etc.
- Parchment/wax paper
- 4-6 wooden skewers
- Line a baking sheet with parchment or wax paper and set aside.
- Peel the bananas and set aside.
- Melt the chocolate in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring in between. Don't over-melt or it will begin to harden. *See notes
- Working with one banana at a time, gently slide onto a skewer and dip in chocolate and/or yogurt, using a spoon or knife to cover it completely.
- Top with desired toppings and lay on the parchment paper.
- Repeat with each banana until they are all dipped and decorated.
- Freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
- When you want to eat one, pull it out and allow to soften slightly. (The yogurt ones will soften fairly quickly, so eat them before they get too soft)!
*If you're making chocolate-dipped and yogurt-dipped pops, do the chocolate ones first right when the chocolate comes out of the microwave. If you allow the chocolate to sit after being melted, it will clump up and harden.
This is our week of frozen treats, so if you missed Monday’s Berry Popsicles, be sure to check them out!
I love the idea of making a bunch of different banana pops depending on who’s eating them. Could be a fun family project!
Pamela, seriously this would be such a fun project to do with the whole fam. Everyone gets to make theirs exactly how they want it. Have fun with this one!
Yummy, yummy, yummy!
I haven’t made these in years. Brings back memories. Will have to make these.
Candy, isn’t it fun when a certain food brings back memories you haven’t thought about in awhile? Gotta love those banana pops 🙂
I don’t even like bananas that much but the chocolate and coconut on these makes me want to change my mind!!!
Danielle, give them a try and who knows…maybe chocolate-covered bananas are just what you need to get you on the banana fan truck 😉
One of our favorite treats around this house. My toddler just loves them!
Cris, this is SUCH a toddler food. So glad you make them at your house too!
I absolutely love bananas. This is a perfect summer treat for ME, heck with kids! I love them!
Haha Carol I’m right there with ya! LOVE me some banana pops, and I don’t even have kids.
I love food art projects too! Cannot wait to whip these up this summer!
Leah, YES! Food art projects are the BEST. Why does food taste even better when it looks pretty? 🙂
These look so yummy & a much healthier option than ice cream!
Southern And Style
Mmmm hmmm…gotta love it! Frozen HEALTHY treat!
This look so delicious and I’m not even a banana fan!
Mary, give them a try…maybe you’ll become a banana fan once you try them dipped in chocolate and peanut butter 😉
Those looks so amazing! I love bananas and love them even more when they’re fancy!
Thanks Roxy! Gotta love “fancy” frozen treats. 🙂
Those look SO wonderful. I want them now; I mean it!! 🙂 I’m sure I’d find a way to mess them up but I’m willing to give them a try! :). Pinning!
Angie, honestly they’re pretty hard to mess up! You just dip em and freeze em! Simple and delicious. Give it a try and let us know how they turn out!
Saving this page for future reference. I have bananas frozen in my freezer at the moment…maybe I’ll melt some chocolate and just dip them in it.
Oooh, let us know how they turn out using already-frozen bananas! I’m sure they’ll work just the same.
This is so beautiful – greaty variety! Also I love your plate – reminds me of Disney’s Frozen actually haha
Thanks Natalie! Haha I haven’t thought about the plate looking like Frozen, but it totally does now that I look at it again. Welp, that’s just one more reason to make these banana pops again soon…I’ll get to use my “frozen plate.” 🙂
Not only are these banana pops pretty, but they sound like they’d be delicious! Definitely going to have to make some of our own. MY son would have fun helping with this too.
Amber, kids LOVE making these. Super easy, creative, yummy and healthy…a win for everyone! Have fun:)
Oh man, these look fantastic. I’ve seen a few posts like this, and now I really want to make them!
Victoria, they’re super easy and oh-so-good! Have fun with them:)
Yammy! Have to try these for sure 🙂 Healthy and good I believe!