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Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

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Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas are perfect for hot summer Disney days. Dripping with chocolate, they are great for satisfying your sweet tooth. Here’s how to get one in the parks and how you can make some at home.

A trip to Walt Disney World isn’t complete unless I’ve tried a new snack or two. I’ve made it my personal mission to sample the snacks each park has to offer. While it’s fun finding a new favorite snack, there are a select few treats that I need to have almost every trip. One of those treats is the Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana.

Where to get Frozen Bananas

You can find Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas at various ice cream kiosks throughout Walt Disney World Resort. However, my favorite place to enjoy one is at Animal Kingdom. There’s just something about being in that park that makes me crave this snack. I love it so much, I included it in our 10 Best Animal Kingdom Snacks list.

If you haven’t had one, it’s really a must-try Disney snack. First, a whole banana is frozen on a stick. Then it’s dipped in chocolate and nuts. It’s the perfect balance of delicious and nutritious. Once bananas are frozen they taste just like ice cream, so this is the perfect ice cream substitute. You won’t feel guilty for having one either. Since they’re mostly made from bananas, it counts as a healthy snack.

At Home Twist

You can easily make this frozen treat at home with just 3 ingredients. Kids especially will love these. With all the yummy goodness covering the banana, they won’t even realize it’s a pretty healthy snack. The kids can even help make them. They could put in the Popsicle sticks, cover the bananas with chocolate (with supervision), or sprinkle on the toppings.

I like to put my own personal spin on the Disney recipes I recreate at home. For this recipe, I decided to give the kids a choice of topping for their bananas instead of just nuts. I also chose to do half bananas to make it easier for the kids.

ingrredients for making chocolate covered bananas

Ingredients

  • 3-4 firm bananas
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • Various toppings (nuts, sprinkles, M&Ms etc), optional

Instructions

Start with 3-4 firm bananas. Cut each in half. Next, carefully push a popsicle stick through the center of each banana. Then lay the bananas on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 1 hour.

While the bananas are in the freezer, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil. You can use a double boiler or melt them in the microwave, 1 minute at a time on 50%.

Next, set up your toppings on plates (we used paper for easy clean up). Our toppings included sprinkles, nuts and M&Ms.

Pour the melted chocolate into a Mason jar. Dip each banana in the chocolate and immediately cover with the toppings of your choice.

Return each banana to the cookie sheet. When all the bananas are covered, freeze again for another hour. Serve immediately or store the leftovers in the freezer in an airtight container.

Recipe

Yield: 6-8 Servings

Chocolate Covered Bananas Recipe

Chocolate Covered Bananas Recipe

A fun and healthy snack to make to enjoy on a hot summer day. You can customize your chocolate covered bananas with your favorite toppings!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour
Additional Time 15 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 3-4 firm bananas
  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut oil
  • Various toppings (nuts, sprinkles, M&Ms etc), optional

Instructions

    Start with 3-4 firm bananas. Cut each in half. Carefully push a Popsicle stick through the center of each banana. Lay the bananas on a parchment lined baking sheet. Freeze for 1 hour.
    While the bananas are in the freezer, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Use a double boiler or melt them in the microwave, 1 minute at a time on 50%.
    Set up your toppings on plates (we used paper for easy clean up). Our toppings included sprinkles, nuts and M&Ms.
    Pour the melted chocolate into a Mason jar. Dip each banana in the chocolate and immediately cover with the toppings of your choice.
    Return each banana to the cookie sheet. When all the bananas are covered freeze again for another hour. Serve immediately or store the leftovers in the freezer in an airtight container.

Once you see how easy these are to make, you’ll be making them again and again.  As you can see, they’ll be a big hit with the kiddos too!


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Lynn

Thursday 13th of July 2017

Yum! Thanks for including the recipe to make this yummy snack at home. It would be so much for the kids to help with.

Lin

Saturday 27th of August 2016

Your mason jar tip is fantastic! I can't believe I've never thought of that when dipping before!

These sound like a great after school activity.

Didi

Sunday 17th of July 2016

Another WDW snack I have missed! I used to make these all the time when my kids were small. I think I should start making them again for myself!

Lisa Cameron

Thursday 28th of July 2016

They're a perfect anytime snack. And yes, I did think about having one for breakfast.

Mary

Saturday 16th of July 2016

Now this is a frozen treat that speaks to me. The ones in the park have the perfect balance of chocolate to banana. Perfect on a hot day.

Lisa Cameron

Thursday 28th of July 2016

It's one of my favorites for that reason too.

Mike @ My Dreams of Disney

Wednesday 13th of July 2016

Great post, Lisa! I have just one edit you need to make. You wrote:

"Serve immediately or store the leftovers in the freezer in an airtight container."

My suggestion: "Serve immediately or store the leftovers in the freezer in an James-tight container!" You don't want him eating them all! :)

Just kidding, of course, but I enjoyed the post, although I don't usually do frozen bananas because my teeth are very sensitive to the cold. Sounds yummy, though!

Lisa Cameron

Thursday 28th of July 2016

Ha! You know James so well. Sadly, the kids and I polished them off before he even got the chance to try one.

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