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Frozen Chocolate Bananas


WW Recipe of the Day: Frozen Chocolate Bananas
(236 calories | 7 7 7 myWW *SmartPoints value per serving)

A nice summertime alternative to ice cream or frozen yogurt, these frozen chocolate-dipped bananas can be modified in all sorts of ways. After the bananas are dipped in chocolate, they can be sprinkled with your favorite topping, from chopped nuts to toffee bits to freeze-dried fruit.

And these fun, healthy treats are kid-friendly too—let them choose their favorite topping!

Frozen Chocolate-Dipped Bananas

How Many Calories and WW Points in these Frozen Chocolate Bananas?

According to my calculations, each serving has 236 calories and:

7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
7 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
7 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

Curious about Weight Watchers new myWW Green, Blue and Purple plans? Watch this short video to learn more:

How to Make Frozen Chocolate-Dipped Bananas

Step 1: Gather and prepare all ingredients.

Two bananas, mini chocolate chips, shredded coconut and peanuts on wooden table.

Ready to make frozen chocolate bananas

Step 2: Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.

Step 3: Cut bananas in half crosswise, remove peel and insert a popsicle stick into the cut (flat) end of each banana.

Two bananas on wood cutting board, one peeled the other unpeeled, with green knife.

Cutting the bananas

Put bananas on prepared pan.

Peeled bananas cut in half on wooden popsicle sticks in parchment lined pan.

Ready to freeze the bananas

Step 4: Place pan in freezer for 15 minutes, or just until bananas begin to freeze.

Step 5: Add chocolate chips to microwave-safe bowl and heat on HIGH in 20 second bursts, stopping and stirring in between bursts, until completely smooth and melted.

Melted chocolate in white ramekin on granite counter.

Stirring the melted chocolate

Step 6: Working quickly, spread chocolate over bananas using a small knife before sprinkling two bananas with coconut and the other two bananas with chopped peanuts. (Alternatively, melt chocolate in glass Pyrex measuring cup that will allow you to dip the bananas in chocolate before sprinkling coconut or peanuts over the chocolate.)

Step 7: Return coated bananas to prepared pan and return to freezer for another 30 minutes, or until chocolate is set.

Chocolate dipped bananas coated with shredded coconut and chopped peanuts.

Frozen chocolate bananas sprinkled with shredded coconut and chopped peanuts

Step 8: After bananas are frozen and chocolate is set, bananas can be stored freezer in an airtight container.

Four frozen chocolate bananas, two topped with shredded coconut and two with chopped peanuts, on a blue plate.

Frozen chocolate bananas topped with shredded coconut and chopped peanuts

Recipe Notes, Substitutions & Variations

We love coconut and peanuts, but feel free to coat your chocolate covered banana in your favorite topping (adjust SmartPoints as needed):

  • Chopped walnuts, pecans, almonds, macadamia nuts, pistachios or your favorite nut
  • Fancy colored sprinkles or chocolate jimmies
  • Mini M&M’s, toffee bits, crushed Graham Crackers, Oreo’s (or your favorite cookie)
  • Chopped raisins or dried cranberries
  • Freeze-dried blueberries, raspberries or strawberries
  • Crushed dry cereal (Cornflakes, Grape Nuts, Fruity Pebbles, etc.)
  • Sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, etc.
  • Sea salt flakes
  • Granola

You can always roll your chocolate covered bananas in the toppings, but for us this creates a bigger mess. We found that it’s much easier to sprinkle the toppings over the chocolate and then press slightly to ensure it sticks.

Keep this snack gluten-free by using Enjoy Life’s semisweet miniature chocolate chips.

Serving Suggestions

Enjoy right from the freezer, just like your favorite popsicle or ice cream on a stick. Or, you can let your banana sit out and soften for a few minutes at room temperature if your teeth are a little more sensitive—like mine!

Ways to Use Leftovers

  • Any leftover bananas can be stored in an airtight container in the freezer.
  • Toss a frozen banana into your favorite smoothie for a little extra indulgence.
  • Let a banana soften slightly at room temperature, then slice and add over a scoop of frozen Lite Cool Whip.

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Frozen Chocolate Bananas

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A refreshing alternative to ice cream or frozen yogurt, these summertime favorite chocolate-dipped frozen bananas can be topped with everything from chopped nuts to freeze-dried fruit!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana dessert, chocolate covered frozen banana, frozen banana
Prep Time 15 minutes
Freezer 45 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Servings 4
Calories 236kcal
Author Peter | Simple Nourished Living

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 1 tablespoon chopped peanuts

Instructions

  • Line a rimmed baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Cut bananas in half crosswise, remove peel and insert a popsicle stick into the cut (flat) end of each banana. Put bananas on prepared pan.
  • Place pan in freezer for 15 minutes, or just until bananas begin to freeze.
  • Add chocolate chips to microwave-safe bowl and heat on HIGH in 20 second bursts, stopping and stirring in between bursts, until completely smooth and melted.
  • Working quickly, spread chocolate over bananas using a small knife before sprinkling two bananas with coconut and the other two bananas with chopped peanuts. (Alternatively, melt chocolate in glass Pyrex measuring cup that will allow you to dip the bananas in chocolate before sprinkling coconut or peanuts over the chocolate.)
  • Return coated bananas to prepared pan and return to freezer for another 30 minutes, or until chocolate is set.
  • After bananas are frozen and chocolate is set, bananas can be stored freezer in an airtight container.

Notes

We love coconut and peanuts, but feel free to coat your chocolate covered banana in your favorite topping (adjust SmartPoints as needed):

  • Chopped walnuts, pecans, almonds, macadamia nuts, pistachios or your favorite nut
  • Fancy colored sprinkles or chocolate jimmies
  • Mini M&M’s, toffee bits, crushed Oreo’s (or your favorite cookie)
  • Chopped raisins or dried cranberries
  • Freeze-dried blueberries, raspberries or strawberries
  • Crushed dry cereal (Cornflakes, Grape Nuts, Fruity Pebbles, etc.)
  • Sunflower seeds, sesame seeds, etc.
  • Sea salt flakes
  • Granola

You can always roll your chocolate covered bananas in the toppings, but for us this creates a big mess. We found that it’s much easier to sprinkle the toppings over the chocolate and press slightly to ensure it sticks.

Keep this snack gluten-free by using <em>Enjoy Life’s</em> semisweet miniature chocolate chips.

Serving size: 1 frozen chocolate-dipped banana (1/4th recipe)

7 *SmartPoints (Green plan)

7 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)

7 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)

7 *PointsPlus (Old plan)

Nutrition

Serving: 1chocolate-dipped frozen banana | Calories: 236kcal | Carbohydrates: 32.9g | Protein: 1.5g | Fat: 12.1g | Fiber: 3.7g

Recipe source: 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking by Camilla Saulsbury

*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan’s ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.

If you like these Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Bananas, you might also like

  • Blender Banana Nice Cream
  • Low Calorie Cool Whip Banana Split
  • Strawberry Peanut Butter Banana Wrap
  • Chocolate Fudge Ice Box Cake

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