Disclaimer: By reading this post you agree not to hold me responsible for unappetizing looking photos. I really did try my best. Sometimes bananas covered in chocolate, just photograph…shall we say…slightly unappetizing?
You were warned.
However, I could not keep this recipe from you because it was just so easy and delicious!
Step 1: Grab a banana.
The little black dress of fruit!
Step 2: Grab optional popsicle stick (see step 9).
Step 3: Stick the optional stick into banana. If you don’t have a stick, wait patiently while your virtual friends do so. :whistle:
Step 4: Now comes the fun part. Take 1-2 tablespoons chocolate chips and 1/2 tablespoon coconut oil. Put on a plate and melt in the microwave for 45-60 seconds, stirring well until clumps are gone.
You will have something that looks wildly delicious.
Step 5: Take Banana and roll around in chocolate-coconut mixture. I could not find an easy way to do this, but maybe someone else can? I used my hands and got messy and just rolled it all around. I also used the spoon to scoop some chocolate over it. It wasn’t the best method, but it worked. Ideally, you would have a pot of melted chocolate to dip the bananas into, but for a single serving this worked!
Step 6: Hot mess ensues.
Step 7: Sprinkle it with coconut and pop it in the freezer for 2-4 hours.
Step 8: Wait patiently.
Decide that you must leave the house.
Swim 30 lengths at the pool. Tread water for 5 minutes.
Repeat a new mantra: ‘Chocolate. Banana. Coconut. Chocolate. Banana. Coconut.’
Step 9: Remove from freezer and take the first bite. Realize that the stick does not hold up the banana like you hoped. Toss stick and eat with hands. :biggrin:
Step 10: Chocolate craving defeated.
I’m off to watch Gossip Girl from last night. Have a great night!
That looks so good. I can’t wait to make it for my kids!
this is beautiful…or shall i say “glowing”???
num num num! i want to make this NOW!
hope gossip girl was good!
I can see a lot of these in my future summer!
I have to say your blog has totally inspired me. Towards better health and to start a blog of my own. I have used green superfoods in the past but I have to say I AM IN LOVE WITH GREEN MONSTERS. I look forward to reading your posts each day and learning new recipes. Thank you.
Oh my gosh…I don’t care if looks like a “hot mess” – that thing must have tasted FABULOUS! I need to make me one of those ASAP! ;) What a perfect summer snack/dessert!
Hi Angela…. I love frozen choc. covered banans, I made them frequently last summer, and am looking forward to it for this summer. For single servings, I use a brush (pastry, small grilling, etc.) to brush the chocolate on, it works really well!
That looks like the most amazing treat. Yummy! I’m definitely trying some.
Also, I know I mentioned on twitter (@katiesHD) but I just wanted to let you know again that I love the new look of the blog. Gorgeous!
Fun post! This is one of my son’s favorite treat! You can never go wrong with banana and chocolate, so good!
Your banana looks totally delicious!
I noticed you eat a lot of coconut-based products…are you aware that they contain mostly saturated fats and are therefore not really good?
Hi Mel, Coconut has been found to have a wide range of health benefits. The sat. fat derived from natural plant based sources does not have the same neg effects as sat fat from animal sources. Hope this helps!
This looks so good. I love that you made it for one, I’m always looking for easy things to make small servings of. The pastry brush idea someone had above was genius.
P.S. – Keep up the good work! You are an inspiration to me as I am starting my own business here in Brooklyn…we’re not in production yet, but it’s getting close :-)
So i just tried this recipe, except i didn’t have the coconut oil and i used a frozen banana, worked really well!! the frozen banana makes the chocolate harden right away so its not very messy to make and you can eat it right away!!
These are so yummy! I freeze my bananas first, then pour melted chocolate chips on top and sprinkle coconut flakes on top. Only one side is coated but it’s a lot less messy! Love your site!
Last night I made this Chocolate Banana Coconut Bliss. After having rubbed the banana in the melted chocolate I used some raisins to make chocolate covered raisins with the little leftover chocolate. After I sprinkled the coconut onto the chocolate covered banana I used the leftover coconut that had fallen of the banana to put it on the chocolate covered raisins. Now that’s what I call resourceful! :D
Suggestion to make mess free bananas, melt the chocolate with butter in a zip loc bag instead of a plate and insert the banana into it to cover and freeze wrapped. Or you could freeze the banana and snip off a corner of the ziploc bag after melting and drizzle chocolate on the banana quickly sprinkling with coconut, doing it on one side and then other side.
how long should these stay good in the freezer?
This looks fab, do you use vegan chocolate? What vegan chocolate would you recommend? Having recently gone vegan I find myself missing chocolate the most!
Hey Fiona, I use Enjoy Life brand chocolate chips. For bar chocolate, I use Green and Blacks Organic 70%. Hope this helps!
Just made these and they’re in the freezer right now, AGGGHHH dying to take them out!!!!
I enjoy reading your recipe blogs! Thank you for your inspiration!
Tip for dipping bananas:
Melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a tall, narrow-ish heat-safe mug. Might take extra chocolate and coconut oil. Hmmm, what to do with the extra chocolate mixture?!… ;)
Or cut banana into 2″ chunks, dip in melted chocolate mixture in mug: extra surface area for chocolate and coconut to stick to = mini pops!