Chocolate Banana Popsicles

Karen Kelly
by Karen Kelly
6 servings
30 min

make a delicious and healthy way to satisfy your sweet cravings. Ripe bananas coated with melted chocolate, these homemade banana popsicles are free from added sugar and make a great, easy recipe for hot summer days!

chocolate banana popsicles with nuts
Why You'll Love This Recipe

  • These banana popsicles use simple ingredients. This recipe requires only a handful of wholesome ingredients you likely already have. It also makes a healthier alternative to store-bought popsicles that is perfect for banana lovers.
  • This recipe is delicious and incredibly versatile. With one simple recipe you can create multiple variations of delicious popsicles with different flavors. There's a healthy snack here for everyone.
  • It makes an easy recipe that's great for the entire family. These healthy popsicles are not only quick and easy to make, but they are so much fun to make - especially for little ones.
chocolate banana popsicles on parchment paper

  • Fresh bananas - These bananas should be ripe yet firm enough to make sure they hold their shape.
  • Chocolate chips - I like to use the Enjoy Life brand to keep these homemade popsicles dairy free. Feel free to use milk, dark, or even white chocolate.
  • Coconut oil - When mixed with the chocolate, this helps create a magic shell-like topping that is great for bananas and other fresh fruit like strawberries and pretzels.
  • Popsicle sticks
  • Your favorite toppings

How To Make Banana Popsicles

  1. Slice bananas into three pieces and insert the popsicle sticks in as far as they will go.
  2. Place the banana pieces on parchment paper on a sheet pan and freeze for one hour.
  3. Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring often.
  4. Remove the banana popsicles from the freezer and dip them into the chocolate. Use a spoon to ensure the whole banana is covered.
  5. Immediately top with all of your favorite toppings. Do one at a time because once the chocolate sets, you will not be able to get the toppings to stick.
  6. Place back in the freezer until ready to serve.


  • Strawberry Banana Popsicles - after dipping the bananas in melted chocolate, sprinkle them with crushed freeze-dried strawberries for a delicious twist.
  • Peanut Butter Popsicles - After freezing the banana chunks, spread a good amount of natural peanut butter (or almond butter) onto the bananas and place them back into the freezer. Once frozen, dip the peanut butter bananas into the melted chocolate for a match made in heaven. These Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Popsicles are another family favorite.
  • White Chocolate Popsicles - Swap the milk chocolate or dark chocolate in this recipe for white chocolate, then top with your favorite toppings.
  • Nice Cream Popsicles - Consider making nice cream for another fun, healthy treat. Simply place frozen banana slices, almond milk or coconut milk, and a natural sweetener like maple syrup into a food processor or high-speed blender and process until smooth.

You can either transfer this banana ice cream to an airtight container for storage or spoon it into a silicone popsicle mold to make creamy banana popsicles.

You can also add all your favorite add-ins, such as chocolate chips, almond butter or peanut butter, or even full-fat coconut milk or greek yogurt for a boost of protein and a creamy texture.

chocolate covered bananas with heath bar topping
Additional toppings for Chocolate Covered Bananas:

  • nuts: peanuts, slivered almonds, chopped hazelnuts, or macadamia nuts
  • candy bits
  • sprinkles
  • mini chocolate chips
  • mini marshmallows (the tiny ones)
  • coconut flakes
  • Lily's Chocolate Chips - These are a great option if you're looking for sugar-free chocolate that uses Stevia.
chocolate covered bananas with heath bar topping

While frozen bananas can typically last in the freezer for months, a frozen banana popsicle dipped in chocolate will stay in an airtight container for up to three weeks.

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Chocolate Banana Popsicles
Recipe details
  • 6  servings
  • Prep time: 30 Minutes Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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  • 2 firm bananas, sliced into thirds
  • 6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips, I use Enjoy Life
  • 2 tsp coconut oil
  • 6 popsicle sticks
  • 2 tablespoon chopped Heath bar bits

Slice bananas into three pieces and insert popsicle sticks as far as they will go.  Place on a parchment lined sheet pan and freeze for one hour.
Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave in 30-second increments, stirring often.
Remove banana pops from freezer and dip into chocolate.  Use a spoon to ensure the whole banana is covered.  Immediately top with sprinkled candies.  Do one at a time, because once the chocolate sets you cannot get the candies to stick.
Place back in the freezer until ready to serve.
  • You can make these ahead and store them in the freezer.
Karen Kelly
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  • Vicki Vicki on Feb 23, 2024

    I've seen recipes like this before for a whole banana, but it just occurred to me looking at your recipe for cutting the banana in thirds.....why can't this be my breakfast? I am a teacher who runs out the door in the AM. I take some morning meds, so I have to have something in my stomach before I get to work with those meds downed. I am also on salt restriction. I usually grab a third or half of a banana, sometimes with a teaspoon of PeanutButter. While this is "decent" IMHO for what I could be GREAT with one of yours going out the door with me....on a stick no less :) The older I get, the less decorum I keep with what I eat at what time of day: Spaghetti for breakfast? Celery and hummus for anytime? Bagels and Lox/cream cheese for supper? All is good to go with me. In fact even years ago, my kids (now grown and gone) used to think that pancakes with sausage and green beans was the greatest supper ever!!!