22 Chocolate and Banana Dessert Ideas to Try

Monkey Tails
Photo: Alberta Rose

Is there anything better than the combination of chocolate and banana? It's one of the all-time great flavor combinations, and these desserts don't monkey around when it comes to chocolate-banana flavor. We have easy, no-bake desserts such as chocolate and banana trifle or chocolate-covered bananas, as well as baked desserts like chocolate chip banana bread. Here you'll find all the chocolate and banana desserts you need to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cake

Banana Chocolate Chip Cake
TTV78

This easy cake is made with mashed bananas and chocolate chips and baked in a 9x13-inch casserole dish for a fuss-free dessert.

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Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding

Chocolate Banana Bread Pudding Photo by TTV78
TTV78

Here's a delicious way to use overripe bananas and stale bread. Serve this bread pudding warm from the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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Banana Split Cheesecake

Banana Split Cheesecake
The Nestors

A good old-fashioned banana split is only made better when served in the form of a no-bake cheesecake. This dessert is easy to make ahead of time (it requires at least 4 hours to chill), and it would make a great addition to a summer potluck or picnic.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Bread

Banana Chocolate Chip Bread
My Hot Southern Mess

Something about adding chocolate chips to banana bread just works. With over 1,000 five-star reviews, it is safe to say the Allrecipes community agrees.

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ABC Pudding - Avocado, Banana, Chocolate Delight

avocado, banana, and chocolate pudding
Melissa Goff

Three ingredients — avocado, ripe bananas, and unsweetened cocoa powder — are all you need to make this simple dessert that's vegan to boot! Avocados give the pudding its rich, creamy texture.

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Chocolate Banana Pie

a slice of pie showing a banana layer, a chocolate layer, and a layer of whipped topping with chopped nuts
Melisa Creemer

Layers of cream cheese, whipped cream, bananas, and chocolate pie filling make up this yummy pie. It's even better the second day, and recipe creator Jeannette Gartner suggests making it the day before and letting it sit in the fridge overnight.

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Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies

chocolate chip banana cookies in white dish
magicallydelicious

"A delicious blend of all your favorite flavors, these sturdy little cookies vanish almost instantly!" says recipe creator Emily Vega. These hearty cookies combine walnuts, bananas, oats, and chocolate chips.

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Dirty Banana Trifle

layered banana trifle with chocolate and whipped topping
Laurie A.

Trifles are great for feeding a crowd, and they can be made ahead of time! This one features layers of coffee-chocolate pudding, whipped topping, and banana pudding. Top it all off with crushed or graham crackers or vanilla wafers, as recipe creator Laurie A. suggests.

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Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting

Banana Chocolate Chip Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting
Christina

These chocolate chip and banana cupcakes are more reminiscent of chocolate chip banana bread than your typical cupcake — but the homemade cream cheese frosting takes it over the top.

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Monkey Tails

Monkey Tails
Alberta Rose

"These chocolate-covered frozen bananas are a great summer treat," says recipe creator CRYSTALSHOE. "The ripe bananas have a wonderful creamy consistency when frozen, and the rich chocolate coating is delicious. You can vary the toppings to suit your taste, including drizzling with melted white or milk chocolate, or caramel. Roll in shredded coconut, chopped nuts, sprinkles, or other toppings."

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Vegan Double Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cake

chocolate cake with chocolate chips in cake pan
Tamie Panza

Bananas make a great vegan substitution for eggs in baking recipes, as they provide moisture and act as a binding agent. Try substituting crunchy peanut butter for creamy for an added crunch.

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Banana Brownies

brownies in casserole dish with banana slice topping
Kemi KayfunkyKay

Bananas are the key to these dense, fudgy brownies, complete with a homemade chocolate frosting.

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Chocolate Covered Banana Pie

banana pie with chocolate shavings
Kayla Anne

Chocolate sauce, banana slices, and vanilla pudding filling are layered on a homemade vanilla wafer crust. Reviewers suggest letting it sit in the fridge overnight to allow it time to set properly.

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Chocolate Banana Layer Cake

chocolate cupcakes with chocolate frosting and dried bananas
naples34102

If you like peanut butter, try substituting Fluffy Peanut Butter Frosting for chocolate frosting on these cupcakes, as reviewer Marzipan25 suggests.

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Circus Freaks

chocolate-covered banana slices with bacon, banana, and sea salt topping
abapplez

This combination of bacon, chocolate bananas, and peanut butter is sure to get the attention of sweet-and-salty lovers. Try topping with crumbled bacon or sea salt for garnish.

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Chunky Monkey Cupcakes

Chunky Monkey Cupcakes
Chef John

"Banana, walnut, and chocolate are always an amazing combination of ingredients, no matter what the delivery system, but it really doesn't get any better than in this ganache-frosted cupcake," says Chef John.

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Peanut Butter and Banana Chocolate Truffles

chocolate truffles with powdered sugar
LazyFoodieGirl

Make a double batch of these five-ingredient truffles and save one for gifting to friends, family, or neighbors!

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Spiced Chocolate Chip Banana Cookie Bars

slices of cake with chocolate chip and walnuts
Linda T

Warm spices such as cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg add autumnal flavor to these cookie bars. "Delicious...took these to church and everyone loved them," says Allrecipes Allstar Linda T.

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Vegan Frozen Banana-Chocolate Pie

slice of chocolate pie with raspberries and caramel drizzle on white plate
Aroma and Essence

"This vegan frozen banana chocolate pie is the best dessert you can serve your family and friends after a barbecue dinner," says recipe creator Aroma and Essence. "The vegan, gluten-free crust is moist and the banana filling is gooey and delicious." The best part? You don't even have to turn on your oven to make this no-bake pie.

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Air-Fried Chocolate-Banana Empanadas with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

dessert empanadas with whipped topping
Trusted Brands

Sweet dessert empanadas are stuffed with melted chocolate and creamy banana and fried in the air fryer until crisp. This recipe comes complete with a spiced whipped cream for dipping as well.

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Banana-Cinnamon Chocolate Sorbet

bowl of homemade Banana-Cinnamon Chocolate Sorbet
Kim

Cinnamon adds a bit of warm, spicy flavor to this refreshing sorbet. Plus, you don't even need an ice cream maker — it's made entirely in the blender.

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Banana Split-Brownie "Pizza"

desert pizza with chocolate brownie crust topped whipped topping, banana, chocolate syrup, cherries, and nuts
AllrecipesPhoto

Allrecipes' own NicoleMcmom created these banana split-inspired dessert pizzas. A chocolate brownie crust is layered with banana pudding, fresh fruits, nuts, and chocolate sauce. It's a fun dessert for a kid's birthday party, a movie night, or anytime you're feeling something out of the ordinary.

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