These cool treats are great on a hot day! Play around with the ingredients a little -- you can use almond butter, cashew butter, cashews, granola, or whatever sounds good!

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
8 servings
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Insert 1 ice pop stick into the cut end of each banana half. Place the bananas on a wax paper-covered baking sheet, and freeze until the bananas are frozen through, about 2 hours.

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  • Remove the frozen bananas from the freezer and spread a layer of peanut butter on each banana. Place the peanut butter-covered bananas back in the freezer for 30 to 45 minutes.

  • Melt the chocolate in the top of a double boiler over just-barely simmering water, stirring frequently and scraping down the sides with a rubber spatula to avoid scorching.

  • Dip each frozen banana in the melted chocolate, spooning the chocolate over the banana to cover it completely. Roll the dipped bananas in the chopped peanuts and place on the wax paper covered baking sheet; freeze until the chocolate is firm, about 1 to 2 hours.

Nutrition Facts

308 calories; protein 7.4g 15% DV; carbohydrates 33.5g 11% DV; fat 19g 29% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 122.2mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
OMG! My niece went crazy for these and so did the other kids - I guess that's why I now claim the title of favorite Aunt! These are so good and the possibilities are endless in terms of what you stick on these. I added some coconut along with the chopped nuts but the kids loved the assortment of rice krispies dried fruit M&M's and colored sprinkles! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/08/2011
I remember having something like this as a kid and liking it. That's what made me do a search for frozen banana treats. But based on this recipe I'd have to say I'm not a semisweet chocolate kinda gal. I would try milk chocolate next time. The peanut butter was very messy to apply to the frozen bananas. I'm thinking melting the peanut butter and milk chocolate together might be the way to go. Or using nutella like others mentioned would be good. However they were also very difficult to eat. Admittedly I didn't have them on popsicle sticks--they were just little chunks of banana. But the frozen bananas were rock solid. I ate a few that way then tried thawing them for a bit but then they got all mushy and kinda gross. I guess this isn't the recipe for me. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad others love it! Read More
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35 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 27
  • 4 star values: 4
  • 3 star values: 4
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Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2010
OMG! My niece went crazy for these and so did the other kids - I guess that's why I now claim the title of favorite Aunt! These are so good and the possibilities are endless in terms of what you stick on these. I added some coconut along with the chopped nuts but the kids loved the assortment of rice krispies dried fruit M&M's and colored sprinkles! Read More
(54)
Rating: 5 stars
05/22/2011
These are so amazing! Didn't have popsicle sticks so I just cut the bananas in 4 pieces each. Dipped in dark chocolate. The chocolate froze too fast to put the nuts (I used cashews) on so the next time I made it I mixed the chocolate and nuts before dipping banana pieces. Also read somewhere that you should use really ripe bananas that way the banana flavour is really apparent. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2010
Oh yum! I'm always trying to find healthy desserts for my significant other who every now and then gets a hankering for something sweet. These are SO good and you're right Kelsey there are so many possibilities to experiment with. For a lighter and more refreshing treat I also dipped the banana's into yogurt and rolled in a healthy cereal. Guilt free and delicious. Thank you Kelsey! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/07/2011
I remember having something like this as a kid and liking it. That's what made me do a search for frozen banana treats. But based on this recipe I'd have to say I'm not a semisweet chocolate kinda gal. I would try milk chocolate next time. The peanut butter was very messy to apply to the frozen bananas. I'm thinking melting the peanut butter and milk chocolate together might be the way to go. Or using nutella like others mentioned would be good. However they were also very difficult to eat. Admittedly I didn't have them on popsicle sticks--they were just little chunks of banana. But the frozen bananas were rock solid. I ate a few that way then tried thawing them for a bit but then they got all mushy and kinda gross. I guess this isn't the recipe for me. Thanks for sharing. I'm glad others love it! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/08/2011
I've always wanted to try this. I wouldn't have thought to freeze bananas first so thanks! I changed it up to make it easier for myself. I used 1/2 a bag of mini baking chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons of crisco shortening. Melt in microwave in 30 seconds stir and put back in microwave for another 30 seconds at 70%. Just stir until it's all melted. I also cut the banana in quarters rather than half for a quick treat. They were frozen within an hour. FYI..definately use bananas that are still yellow and slightly green. Anything more or less will not have as pleasant a taste or texture. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/09/2010
yummy. i had this for the first time several summers ago. I watched a group of kids munch these down with speed. when I tried one myself. ohh did i enjoy it!!!! LOVE THEM. also taste good drizzled in honey and rolled in cereal. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/04/2010
This literally is one of those clean-out-your-cupboards summer treats. You can use any kind of chips you can use Nutella instead of peanut butter and you can roll it in just about anything. Nuts sprinkles granola cereal.....the skies the limit! Great treat to make with your kids. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/25/2012
OH MY GOODNESS! These are amazing! I make them up every other day in the summer and they're gone before I know it! I have condensed the recipie to just slicing an banana putting a glob of Kraft extra creamy peanutbutter on the top and freezing but you can get as fancy as you would like! Tastes the best with bananas that have small brown speckles on them! Anyways I was unsure about freezing bananas and eating them but these are just delicious! Great for a hot summer afternoon! MODIFICATION: try with peanutbutter mixed with honey rolled in crushed dad's oatmeal cookies. It's AMAZING! Read More
(10)
Rating: 5 stars
02/28/2011
These are terrific. I ended up putting a layer of Nutella over the frozen peanut butter layer (instead of the melted chocolate chips) and sprinkling the bananas with chopped salted peanuts. I didn't have any sticks so I just wrapped them individually in wax paper. So good! Read More
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