JenniferM | On 10, Jun 2012
I don’t know about you, but coming up with clean snacks for my kids can be somewhat of a challenge sometimes, at least for my picky eater. So I’m always trying to come up with snacks that are not only healthier, but includes ingredients she likes and are tasty. These Chocolate Covered Bananas are definitely a hit with her because it combines two of her favorite foods…bananas and chocolate. I made some of these with pecans as well because these are also make for an easy, clean eating snack for mom as well!
I had just enough Sunspire semi-sweet chocolate chips left to make these, but you can use any type of clean chocolate you would like. You can also try different nuts, so if you don’t like pecans, try peanuts, walnuts or almonds. I only used enough chopped pecans for these to do a half-and-half combo of plain and pecan coated. If you want to cover all the bananas in nuts, you’ll need to double the amount of nuts in the recipe below.
Chocolate Covered Bananas
- 1 c. semi-sheet chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- 4 medium ripe bananas (that are still firm), peeled
- 1 oz. chopped pecans
- 8 wooden skewers or popsicle sticks
- Cover a baking sheet with wax paper. Cut the 4 bananas in half crosswise. Insert a wooden skewer or popsicle stick into each banana half and place on the baking sheet.
- Place the baking sheet with bananas in the freezer for approximately 1.5 hours.
- When the bananas are frozen and you're ready for the chocolate, melt the chocolate and coconut oil in a saucepan, stirring constantly.
- Let the melted chocolate stand for 30 seconds to 1 minute, then pour into a glass.
- Dip each banana half into the glass to cover with chocolate. You may need to twist the banana around in the glass or use a spoon to cover the banana completely in chocolate.
- Immediately roll the chocolate covered banana in the pecans.
- Serve immediately or place back on the wax paper and freeze for another 1 hour.
- Store in an airtight container in the freezer.