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Chocolate Banana Pops

Chocolate Banana Pops

Have you had an ice cream bar covered with chocolate and nuts? Yum! I wanted to make a lower-fat version that is still an awesome dessert! These banana pops are super easy to make. Just make sure your bananas are ripe and you've got some popsicle sticks or skewers on hand.



  1. Peel the bananas and cut in half crosswise.
  2. Insert a popsicle stick or skewer into the flat end of each banana half.
  3. Place the bananas on a baking sheet or plate and freeze thoroughly (3 hours or so).
  4. After the bananas are frozen, add the chocolate chips and milk together, and melt in a double boiler, in the microwave, or in a small saucepan on low. Stir thoroughly.
  5. With a spatula, quickly spread the melted chocolate over a banana and sprinkle chopped nuts on it (optional). The chocolate will firm up right away.
  6. Repeat with the other bananas.
  7. Keep the chocolate-dipped bananas in the freezer until they are ready to be eaten.
Variation: Instead of chopped nuts, try sprinkling on granola or coconut shreds.

Yields: 4 banana pops