THESE FROZEN CHOCOLATE DIPPED BANANAS WILL MELT IN YOUR MOUTH!
These frozen chocolate dipped bananas that I am going to introduce you to today are easy on the budget, simple to make and can be switched about to create different variations.What I love about them is how the banana becomes so creamy as if I’m eating banana chocolate ice-cream.
If you have a kid’s birthday party coming up or any other occasion where banana lovers will be these are your easy treats to dish out to the guests. Chocolate is so versatile that we’ve managed to dip just about anything possible in it and call it chocolate dipped something or another.
Frozen fruit dipped in chocolate is a decadent dessert that you can easily make or purchase as there are now shops that specialize in chocolate dipped fruit fresh or frozen.
- Chocolate Dipped Oreo’s
- Chocolate Dipped Strawberries
- Chocolate Dipped Peanut Butter Balls
- Chocolate Dipped Pretzels
- Chocolate Dipped Asparagus.. haha just kidding.
- Chocolate Dipped Licorice
- Chocolate Dipped Pineapple
- Chocolate Dipped Kiwi
If you aren’t craving chocolate yet then this recipe probably isn’t for you. My all-time favourite cold beverages is the Chocolate Banana Monkey. My wife happened to mention to me that I might enjoy making Chocolate Dipped Bananas as they taste like creamy ice-cream with a chocolate dip coating. I was up for the challenge but there was no challenge to be had as the wife had the recipe down to a science.
In her teens my wife worked at Dairy Queen (DQ) and back then they used to make chocolate covered Dilly Bars, Buster Bars (might be next on my dip-list) and chocolate covered bananas. Some were chocolate dipped and then rolled in roasted peanuts but apparently they no longer do that due to allergies which is a bummer as I don’t mind chopped nuts on my dipped ice-cream.
What I like about her idea of chocolate dipped bananas is that they aren’t too sweet and there is fruit inside so that makes them healthier. I don’t feel so guilty as if I was eating an entire chocolate bar. We also did things a bit different from DQ and made chocolate dipped banana slices. The reasoning behind this is because my wife said the chocolate dipped bananas melt reasonably fast depending on the weather and the banana can get soggy.
If you like your chocolate dipped bananas like this by all means go ahead and use the whole banana. Having chocolate dipped bananas that are in slices makes them easier to eat and you don’t have to eat an entire banana if you’re only trying to satisfy a small craving. Here I’ll go test one out for you…one sec. Delicious. Plus, there are always lots to share with your friends.
The Dairy Queen chocolate dipped bananas were essentially the bananas that were too ripe to use in a banana split as the best bananas would only do. There couldn’t be any markings on the banana or it was sent to the freezer with a Popsicle stick to freeze. Once the bananas were frozen they were one by one dipped in a chocolate oil based coating which hardened quickly.
It was at this point where you would roll the chocolate dipped bananas in peanuts for selection purposes. The chocolate covered bananas were then put into bags once frozen with the DQ symbol and sold for $1. They were popular my wife says along with the other frozen novelties DQ offered. We honestly don’t know if they even make them any longer but back in the 80’s and early 90’s they were a hit.
For this recipe we used a premium 70% Bakers Dark Chocolate, 1 cup of Hersey’s semi-sweet chi-pits and 2 tablespoons of coconut oil. The reason we used the coconut oil is because my wife knows that if you add coconut oil to cocoa powder and melt them together you now have a coating for just about anything.
Since she is eating a low-carb diet this is something she learned over the past almost year of researching foods and sweet treats that she would like to make with me. The coconut oil based melted chocolate is the go-to coating for most fat-bombs in the Atkins world of eating.
Types of Chocolate Dipped Bananas
Another cool thing we did was we added some toppings to the banana inside and out. We made an array of different chocolate dipped bananas for you. You can get as fussy as you like with the way you cut your bananas. As you will see some of mine are oblong others are perfectly round. The stuffed bananas are a bit larger. This is the fun with variation that you can have.
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Marshmallow Dipped Smore’s Bananas
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipped Bananas
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Dipped Bananas with Unsweetened Coconut
- Chocolate Dipped Bananas with chopped peanuts
- Chocolate Dipped Bananas with Unsweetened Coconut
- Chocolate Dipped Bananas
The variations are a wonderful way to fancy up a plate when bringing these little treats out to your guests but remember they must be eaten right away as they are a frozen treat. You can’t go wrong if you are a fan of chocolate and bananas with this easy Dairy Queen Copy Cat Chocolate Dipped Banana Slices.
You’re going to wanna eat these frozen so make sure you serve them nice and cold!
What toppings would you put on your chocolate dipped bananas?
Would you prefer the slices of the entire banana?
Leave your responses below in the comment section.
How to make Chocolate Dipped Bananas
You will want to layer the sliced bananas on parchment paper and freeze them first. You can double up on the slices by adding peanut butter, nutella, almond butter or whatever type of filling you’d like. Once frozen dip them in melted chocolate with coconut oil mixed in and get them back in the freezer. You have to move fast when you’re making these but the effort is worth it!!
- 2 medium bananas that are semi-ripe but not over-ripe
- 2 tablespoons of coconut oil
- 1 cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3 oz Bakers Dark Chocolate Premium 70% chocolate (or whatever chocolate you prefer)
- Toppings and Fillings see notes in blog post.
- I've included the freeze time in the prep time below but they take about 10 minutes to slice and then prep the toppings and a further 10 minutes to dip them again.
- On a parchment paper lined tray slice your bananas ½ inch thick (you can do them as thin or thick as you like)
- If you want to add filling now is the time to do so then top with a second slice of banana before freezing
- In a bowl add your chocolate and coconut oil and melt over a pot of boiling water. Once melted remove from heat and let cool a couple of minutes then start dipping your bananas one by one.
- I used a fork and a spoon to dip them, let the chocolate drain then place them back on my baking tray.
- The idea is not to let the frozen bananas melt or the chocolate won't stick well.
- If you plan to add toppings like coconut, graham crackers, crushed Oreos do so after you dip the bananas and before you put them back in the freezer to harden up.
Oops, I just ate another one!! They are so good!
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