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Apr 30, 2020

Chocobananas (Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas)

Chocobananas, or chocolate covered frozen bananas are such a fun treat. They are also super easy to make. Just freeze the bananas, dip them in melted chocolate, and sprinkle them with your favorite toppings.

Chocobananas, or chocolate covered frozen bananas are such a fun treat. They are also super easy to make.

Chocolate covered bananas and I go way back, so when the Progressive Eats group decided to share food truck recipes this month, this was the first thing I thought of.

If you've been to Balboa Island in southern California, you probably have been to the little stand that sells Balboa Bars (chocolate coated ice cream bars) and chocolate dipped frozen bananas. Having one or the other, dipped in your favorite topping, is a requirement if you go there. That little stand has been serving these for over 75 years.

Today, there are countless food trucks across the country with cute banana-themed names selling chocolate covered bananas.

Chocolate covered bananas

What you will need to make chocolate covered frozen bananas.

Popsicle sticks (affiliate link). 

4 bananas.

6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips (or chopped semisweet chocolate).

2 tablespoons vegetable oil.

Your favorite sprinkles.

Chocolate covered frozen bananas

These chocolate covered frozen bananas are super easy to make. All you need to do is cut firm but ripe bananas in half, insert a popsicle stick, and freeze the bananas for about 30 minutes.

Next, melt the chocolate with the oil either in a microwave or a double boiler.

After that, spoon the chocolate over the frozen bananas and quickly dip them in your favorite toppings before returning them to the freezer.

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How to store chocolate covered frozen bananas. 

Once these bananas have frozen, do no let them thaw. Keep them in the freezer in a freezer bag. You can either serve them straight from the freezer, or remove them about 10 minutes before serving. If they are allowed to thaw, they will be quite mushy.


Additional topping ideas for frozen bananas.

Besides sprinkles, topping ideas include chopped nuts, toffee bits, granola, crushed Oreos, chopped M&Ms, flaked coconut, or crushed cereal.

You could also drizzle melted white chocolate over the dark chocolate.

Chocolate covered frozen bananas with sprinkles

Welcome to Progressive Eats, our virtual version of a Progressive Dinner Party. This month's theme is Food Truck Foods, and our host is Ansh who blogs at Spiceroots.

 If you're unfamiliar with the concept, a progressive dinner involves going from house to house, enjoying a different course at each location. With Progressive Eats it's a virtual party. A theme is chosen each month, members share recipes suitable for a delicious meal or party, and you can hop from blog to blog to check them out. Come along and see all of the delicious Food Truck inspired dishes!

Food Truck Food

  • Chocobananas (Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas) - Karen's Kitchen Stories
  • Lemon Macarons - The Redhead Baker

Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

These chocobananas are a delicious, almost guilt-free, treat!

Chocobananas (Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas)

Chocobananas (Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas)
Yield: 8 servings
Chocobananas, or chocolate covered frozen bananas are such a fun treat. They are also super easy to make.


  • 4 bananas
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup of your favorite sprinkles


  1. Peel the bananas and cut them in half widthwise. Insert wooden popsicle (craft) sticks into the cut end of the banana. 
  2. Place the bananas on a parchment lined quarter sheet pan (9 inch by 13 inch) or platter,  and freeze for about 30 minutes. 
  3. Melt the chocolate and oil in 30 second bursts in the microwave, stirring each time, until melted and smooth.
  4. Spoon the chocolate over the frozen banana, and quickly sprinkling them with the topping before the chocolate hardens. 
  5. Place the bananas back onto the baking sheet and freeze for at least 30 minutes. 
  6. Serve or place them in an airtight container for up to two weeks. 
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  1. Perfect way to cool off on a warm day....and so yummy!!!

  2. What a fun treat on hot summer days! Love the sprinkles - the kids will love these!

  3. What a cute sweet treat. Can't wait to make them for my daughter when she can have friends over again.

  4. These are almost too simple Karen...and something I know the littles on my street will absolutely love! Ahem, they are not alone either...I simply love chocolate and banana together. And I just organized all of my sprinkles; I feel like a kid again I want these today! :)

    1. They really are too simple, but I know all of your neighborhood kids will love them! Plus, I've been having one every night after dinner. so there's that.

  5. Can we store them in the freezer ?

    1. Yes. That's exactly where you should store them after you've coated them.


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