If you love chocolate as much as we do, then you'll love this chocolate dipped banana recipe! It's a delicious and simple way to add some sweetness to your day, and it's perfect for when you want something sweet but don't want anything heavy. This recipe is easy to make, and it takes just a few minutes to prepare. Plus, it's perfect for when you have a sweet tooth but don't want to overload your stomach. Give this recipe a try today and see for yourself how delicious and chocolatey it is!
Who doesn't enjoy a good popsicle? It's something my kids really enjoy eating, so I figured I'd give it a shot. However, I am unable to compromise on the taste. As a result, I created their favourite chocolate with banana. Take a peek at this chocolate dipped banana straightforward recipe.
David and I spent the past two weeks in Hawaii, exploring the islands of Maui and Kauai in a Jeep Wrangler, full top down, and an actual map in hand. Some highlights include: Horse back riding into Haleakala National Park’s vast crater above the clouds, swimming in Queen’s Bath— a natural pool carved out of lava shelf— on the north shore of Kauai, hiking along the lush Kalalau mountain trail and picnicking at the beautiful Hanakapi`ai beach located on Kauai’s Nāpali Coast. We found natural treasures everywhere we ventured, and dozens of cafes, restaurants and farmer’s markets along the way. Our last day in Kauai we found ourselves at a farmer’s market outside the parking lot of Kmart, of all places, but don’t get the wrong idea…most of Kauai is an untouched eco oasis, but there is a Kmart and Walmart on the east side of the island)
There, among all of the veggie and tropical fresh fruit stands, we discovered a woman selling chocolate dipped frozen bananas with crushed macadamia nuts on the outside. They were so delicious that we even considered trying to sneak a few through airport security for the plane ride home! Reporting back to friends and family about the food in Hawaii, David and I agreed that these frozen treats were among our favorite Hawaiian eats. Back home, I decided to make my own version, with peanuts I had on hand and regular bananas instead of the Hawaiian apple bananas. If you are not a fan of nuts, feel free to top with some good sea salt, shaved coconut, mini white chocolate or butterscotch chips or even some crushed up sweet cereal. Enjoy!
Chocolate dipped banana
1. Line a small pan with waxed paper.
2. Grind up the nuts in a clean coffee grinder or food processor.
3. Melt the chocolate chips in a bowl over a saucepan of boiling water. Stir the chips until melted and creamy.
4. Peel one banana and cut off the tip. Insert a Popsicle stick (or leftover chopstick) into the cut end of the banana and gently push the stick halfway in.
5. Dip the banana in the melted chocolate and roll it around until completely coated.
6. Roll the dipped banana in the chopped peanuts or feel free to use a spoon to sprinkle them on.
7. Repeat with the second banana and arrange both on the lined pan.
8. Place the pan in the freezer for about 1 hour, or until the chocolate has hardened and the banana is frozen. Store in the freezer until ready to serve.
And that’s how you can make this simple but delicious recipe for chocolate dipped banana. The taste of the cinnamon, cream and chocolate is just heavenly, specially when dipped in a spoonful of vanilla ice cream!
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Frequently Asked Questions
How long do chocolate covered bananas last?
Although it's preferable to eat these chocolate-covered bananas the same day they're made, they can be stored in the freezer for up to three days. They actually start to become a little strange after that. So finish off these bite-sized chocolate-covered bananas soon!
Where do chocolate covered bananas come from?
Chocobananos, or frozen bananas, are a well-known treat in Salvadoran street food. Half bananas are produced by placing a wooden stick inside of them. After a few hours in the freezer, these banana lollipops are then dipped heavily in melted chocolate.
Can you freeze bananas?
Bananas should be peeled before being placed on a pan and placed in the freezer to solidify. After that, transfer the contents into a freezer bag with a label, making sure to squeeze out any extra air before sealing. It's preferable to use frozen bananas within six months.