Healthy frozen banana popsicles are such a fun summer bite for the kids and adults too!
Frozen Banana Popsicles
These are so easy to make and use only 4 ingredients. Sprinkle them with red, white and blue jimmies for Fourth of July, or use colored sprinkles, crushed walnuts, peanuts or whatever you like! So much fun, you can even engage the kids!
It is believed that the first frozen banana stand selling frozen banana dipped in chocolate and nuts, opened in 1940 in Newport Beach, and an idea taken from the 1933 Worlds Fair in Chicago. This light treat does not ask for cooking, a microwave to melt the chocolate is all you need.
How to make frozen bananas
- Cut the banana in half lengthwise, then in half to make four quarters. This will make the perfect size treat, making them easy to eat and dip in chocolate.
- Insert sticks and freeze.
- When the chocolate is frozen, the chocolate melts in a mug in the microwave in 30 seconds increments and outperforms the bananas with chocolate.
- Top with nuts or sprinkle, and freeze again until ready to eat.
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Frozen Banana Popsicles
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 0 minutes
Freezing time: 2 hours
Total time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Frozen Banana Pops is also a fun summer bite for the kids and adults!
- 1 medium ripe banana
- 8 oz semi-sweet chocolate
- 1 tsp canola oil
- colored sprinkles, optional
Cut the banana in half lengthwise, then in half to make four quarters.
Insert popsicle sticks into bananas and freeze on a waxed paper lined cookie sheet.
When the bananas are frozen, fill a coffee mug with chocolate.
Melt chocolate in the microwave for 30 seconds at a time, stirring until the chocolate is melted and soft.
Dip the bananas at a time into the chocolate, scrape the excess chocolate from the back of the banana and place it on a cookie sheet lined with waxed paper.
Quickly add sprinkles or toppings on the rounded side before the chocolate hardens (you need to work quickly here).
Place on wax paper and return to freezer until frozen and ready to eat.
Eat frozen and enjoy !!
Note: Adding a little oil to the chocolate helps thin the chocolate, so you spend less on each popsicle. You need enough chocolate to dip the bananas, but you're left with extra chocolate eventually (chocolate-covered strawberries anyone?)
Nutrition based on 0.5 oz chocolate per Banana. If you use a large banana, you use more chocolate and need to adjust.
Serving: 1pop, Calories: 99kcal, Carbohydrates: 15g, Protein: 0.3g, Fat: 4.9g, Sodium: 0.3mg, Fiber: 1.7g, Sugar: 10g
Blue Smart Points: 4
Green smart points: 5
Purple Smart Points: 5
Points +: 3
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