Need to get a little fruit into your diet…or your family’s diet? Chocolate covered bananas are a quick, fun, and delicious snack or dessert option for just about anyone of any age! Grab a few bananas and our back-to-school sprinkles and you’ll have the most adorable treat EVER for the start of the fall season.
Do you have school-age kids in your life? And how do they feel about heading back to class each fall? Whether they’re always excited to see their classmates or need a bit of a mood-lifter, they’ll appreciate a few chocolate covered bananas just for them.
Of course, you can make these dipped bananas at any time of year, for anyone. Even yourself! Like many of our recipes, this one’s incredibly versatile…not to mention insanely fast to prep. There’s a lot of room for inspiration, so we’d love to see you get creative with your bananas!
Chocolate Covered Bananas: Ingredients & Utensils
This is one of our simplest recipes yet. Making chocolate dipped bananas has never been easier!
- Bananas: Ripe frozen ones, as they’re naturally very sweet. We feel that the underripe ones don’t have quite enough flavor.
- Chocolate: You can use chips, bars, etc, melted in the microwave. No need to get anything special! We find semi-sweet chocolate or even dark chocolate works best in this recipe, though if you or your little ones aren’t a fan, milk or white chocolate is just fine.
- Sprinkles: You’ll cover your banana in these after you’ve dipped it in chocolate. Today, we’re specifically making back-to-school-themed bananas for all the little scholars in our lives. To that extent, we suggest using our cute-as-heck school day sprinkles!
- Acrylic sticks: To hold the bananas, of course! We have adorable colored sticks that match our school sprinkles right here at Sweets and Treats.
- A tall glass: To hold the melted chocolate when you dip each banana.
- Parchment paper: Where you’ll want to place each banana after you’ve dipped it. This is where you’ll cover the bananas with sprinkles!
Chocolate Covered Bananas: FAQs
Look here for various tips and tricks about prepping this recipe.
Can we use other/additional toppings rather than sprinkles?
Absolutely! Thinking specifically of the little ones…try drizzling other kinds of chocolate or caramel on your bananas or adding sea salt/cinnamon. Crushed nuts like peanuts or cashews also taste amazing with chocolate covered bananas.
Usually, I roll the fruit in sprinkles/toppings rather than cover them in the sprinkles/toppings. Does it make a difference with this recipe?
In our opinion, covering the bananas makes much less of a mess, so that’s why we suggest it that way!
Can I use a chocolate substitute in case of dietary restrictions/allergies?
We can’t guarantee the recipe will still turn out the same, as we haven’t tried it ourselves. However, if you know it’ll turn out OK, or you’re willing to experiment, go ahead and use whatever you need. We’d love to hear the results in the comment section below!
Chocolate Covered Bananas: Variations
In this post, we’re making wonderful back-to-school-themed bananas with our special line of sprinkles and decor. With that in mind, we recommend using:
- A sprinkle type in each primary color (yellow, green, red, and blue) or
- A single sprinkle type in each primary color (all the Jimmies, all the Luxe Dust, etc).
We also suggest adding the ABC 123 sprinkles or using the Prime Time mix! In general, though, we’d love to see you get creative with any sprinkles on that list. And as for the acrylic popsicle sticks…your chocolate covered bananas will look cutest with colored sticks that match your sprinkles.
For other occasions, here’s a little decor inspiration!
- Our Halloween crispy sprinkles mix and orange acrylic sticks are great for spooky bananas.
- Our patriotic crispy sprinkles mix would look great for a 4th of July treat, especially used with white or mirror silver sticks.
- Make tasty birthday bananas with our birthday cake sprinkles mix, and use any matching sticks for extra fun!
How did you like these chocolate covered bananas?
It’s a deceptively easy recipe. You wouldn’t think you could make such a wonderful classic with just a few steps, but these bananas are that simple! Please comment down below with your thoughts, questions, substitution ideas, etc. As always, we love hearing from you! Check out our ABC Pancakes, Apple Shaped Mini Cakes Recipe and PB&J Parfait Recipe for a fresh start to each day!
If you enjoyed this chocolatey recipe, you’ll also adore…
…some of our other easy-to-make and oh-so-delectable chocolate treats! Check out these recipes right here on Sweets and Treats:
- Chocolate Funfetti Cupcakes with Dark Chocolate Frosting
- No Churn Chocolate Ice Cream
- Best Chocolate Chip Sprinkle Smores Cookies
- ● 4-5 large firm bananas
- ● 2 cups chocolate chips, semi-sweet or milk
- ● 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- ● Sprinkles
- ● Acrylic sticks
- Line a small baking sheet with parchment paper
- Peel bananas and cut in half
- Gently push the acrylic stick into one of the banana
- Place on baking sheet and repeat with remaining bananas
- Place in freezer for 1 hour
- Add chocolate chips and oil to medium microwave safe bowl
- Heat for 1 minute, stir and continue heating for 30 seconds, stir
- If there are still a few chocolate chips remaining, continue stirring until completely melted. If there are still a large amount of chocolate chips, heat for an additional 10-20 seconds, stirring after each heating. Stop when a few chocolate chips remain, stir until completely melted.
- Transfer melted chocolate to a tall glass. This will make dipping easier.
- Have sprinkles ready to add
- Remove 1 banana from freezer at a time
- Dip into melted chocolate and let excess drip off
- Work quickly though as the chocolate will harden quickly
- Add sprinkles immediately
- Repeat with remaining bananas
- Serve immediately or store in airtight container in freezer or refrigerator