The best treats are the ones that are easy to prepare and still taste great. These vegan chocolate banana pops are no exception to that. They consist of half a frozen banana on a skewer, dipped in melted vegan chocolate and topped with whatever you like. With all of this combined, you then have yourself a delicious icy snack!
Some people like to have sprinkles on theirs, some people enjoy cereal on top of their chocolate. The choices are endless and they're so much fun to make! Be sure to tag @vegan_treats_blogger on Instagram if you make these. I'd love to see all of your unique banana pop creations!
Freezing these banana treats gives them the texture of what you'd expect a popsicle to have. The only difference is that they are sweeter, much creamier and definitely healthier.
Another banana treat that you'll love is my vegan caramelized bananas recipe.
What Ingredients Do You Need To Make These Vegan Chocolate Banana Pops?
- medium bananas
- vegan chocolate chips
- coconut oil (optional)
- peanut butter (optional)
- roasted peanuts
- desiccated coconut
- skewers/popsicle sticks
Tips For Making These Vegan Chocolate Banana Pops Happen (For The Best Outcome)
Let them freeze fully. Even though you may be tempted to try these vegan chocolate banana pops as soon as possible, I highly recommend that you leave them in the freezer overnight and nothing less. You want them to be as firm as possible upon leaving the freezer as it helps the warm chocolate to coat it in a smoother fashion. Taking them out too soon can also mean that they're not fully set and lets face it, nobody wants a soggy banana pop!
Don't leave out the oil: Even though it is possible to melt chocolate chips nicely without coconut oil or even a microwave, having coconut oil at hand will make your life much easier. Melting chocolate chips directly in a pan can be difficult as it burns easily and becomes lumpy. Steaming can be an effective method if you don't have any coconut oil at home.
Like the look of these banana pops? Here's how you can make them yourself:
- Chop the bananas in half and place in the freezer overnight.
- Melt chocolate chips and coconut oil in microwave.
- Dip frozen bananas into melted vegan chocolate.
- Decorate with your choice of toppings.
- Enjoy and place any uneaten banana pops back in the freezer.
This is one of the simplest recipes that I have ever made but ironically, they're one of my favourites in terms of their comfort-food factor. Yes, you have to leave them in the freezer overnight which can feel like a long wait when you have cravings but once they're ready, it's unbelievably easy to eat one after the other. As you may be able to tell, they don't last very long around here! Be sure to re-freeze any that you don't think you'll eat as they'll become soggy and go to waste otherwise.
Helpful Tools For Making Vegan Chocolate Banana Pops
- popsicle sticks/skewers
- microwave-safe jar
Vegan Chocolate Banana Pops FAQ’s:
Frozen bananas will stay fresh for two to three months without losing any of its goodness or quality.
Bananas are definitely best frozen when they're ripe. When you notice small brown spots on the peel, they're ready.
No, not at all. As long as you eat within 3 months, you'll be fine.
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Vegan Chocolate Banana Pops
- 5 medium bananas
- 10 popsicle sticks/skewers
- 300 g vegan chocolate chips
- 2.5 tablespoons coconut oil
- 50 g peanut butter optional
- 20 g salted roasted peanuts chopped
- 10 g desiccated coconut
- Preparing the bananas: Peel the bananas and cut them in half.
- Stick a popsicle stick or a skewer into the chopped end of the banana so that it is sturdy, stable and holdable. Freeze overnight on a covered baking tray.
- Making the coating/s the next day: In a microwave-safe mason jar, add the chocolate chips along with the coconut oil. If you want a nuttier chocolate taste, add the optional peanut butter here too. Give it a mix so that the chocolate and peanut butter are covered by the coconut oil.
- Microwave the mixture in 20 second intervals, stirring with a fork after each. Repeat this process until the chocolate is smooth and runny.
- Take the frozen bananas out of the freezer and dip them into the melted chocolate one at a time. After dipping, immediately top them with the peanuts, desiccated coconut or your choice of toppings. Make sure that you complete this process as quickly as possible so that the chocolate doesn't harden in the jar.
- Let the chocolate set and then enjoy. If you don't eat them all, place back in the freezer again. Enjoy!
- Your banana pops will keep in the freezer for 2-3 months.