Chocolate Covered Banana Pops

Chocolate Covered Banana Pops (Vegan GF)

3-ingredient banana ice lollies coated in lots of dark chocolate and finished with a chewy and crunchy coating of dried fruits, nuts and seeds. These simple summery snacks are naturally vegan and gluten-free and require minimal effort.

I’m back with another really easy recipe – I don’t even know if you can call it that! But with the sunshine making a temporary appearance here in the UK, it is about time that I posted these delicious summer treats. They are great for a snack in the sun or for dessert. Plus, they are great to make with little ones and are highly versatile depending on your favourite chocolate and the dried fruits/nuts/seeds you have to hand.

Chocolate Covered Banana Pops

Chocolate Covered Banana Pops

While I did buy an ice cream lolly mould recently, I am yet to use it and have chickened out once again and make these much easier pops instead. You don’t need any fancy equipment or ingredients; just some wooden lolly sticks and a freezer. The bananas turn wonderfully like ice cream in the freezer and when coated with a crunchy chocolate shell and deliciously chewy and crunchy snacks, you’re guaranteed a delicious mouthful in every bite.

Here’s what we need:

  • Bananas: slice these in half to form two ‘pops’ and insert a wooden lolly stick or skewer before popping them in the freezer for a little while.
  • Chocolate: I like dark chocolate (it is usually vegan-friendly) but you can use your favourite flavour or variety here. The trick for an even coating is to fill a small jar – about the height of your banana halves – with the melted chocolate and simply dip them into the jar to cover it all evenly. The chocolate hardens quite quickly!
  • Dried fruits/nuts/seeds: use whatever you have at home and your favourite ones. Chop them small so they stick to the chocolate more evenly.

And that’s all there is to these Chocolate Covered Banana Pops! They are easy to make, family-friendly and such a crowd-pleaser. Just don’t leave them lying around as they will start to melt, and frozen banana turns very soft as it de-frosts!

Chocolate Covered Banana Pops

Chocolate Covered Banana Pops

I hope you will enjoy these Chocolate Covered Banana Pops in the sunshine – they are rich and chocolatey yet refreshing and naturally sweet from the banana “ice cream” centre. Cover them in your favourite toppings for a delicious popsicle/ice lolly experience.

If you are looking for more summer bakes and desserts, how about my Raw Goji and Blueberry Chocolate Donuts, Double Biscoff Caramel Bars, Coconut Banana Bread, Easy Vegan Rocky Road or Rhubarb and Lemon Donuts with Cream Cheese Frosting.

Chocolate Covered Banana Pops (Vegan GF)

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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3-ingredient banana ice lollies coated in lots of dark chocolate and finished with a chewy and crunchy coating of dried fruits, nuts and seeds. These simple summery snacks are naturally vegan and gluten-free and require minimal effort.

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas, halved
  • 120g dark chocolate
  • 30g dried fruit, nuts and seeds, chopped

Directions


1. Insert a wooden lolly stick into each banana half and place in the freezer for 1-2 hours until firm. Chop the snacks to make them smaller.
2. Melt the chocolate and pour into a thin, tall glass (about the same height as the banana halves).
3. Dip each banana lolly into the chocolate, allowing most of the excess to drip off and place onto baking parchment. Repeat to make all 4 lollies. Drizzle with more chocolate and sprinkle over the chopped snacks. Best eaten straight away or from the freezer (allow to rest for 5-10 minutes to soften).
Chocolate Covered Banana Pops

Chocolate Covered Banana Pops

I look forward to hearing what you think of these Chocolate Covered Banana Pops so please let me know below or on social media. tag me if you make them, too! I’m @nourishing.amy on Instagram and use the hashtag #nourishingamy. I’m also on TwitterFacebook and Pinterest  – please say hello!

With banana pop love x

12 thoughts on “Chocolate Covered Banana Pops (Vegan GF)

  1. sophiedxx says:

    Hey Amy. So sorry I haven’t commented on your blog in ages I do apologise. Aww 😍 amazing love chocolate and banana 🍌 and what a easy no bake recipe. Looks delicious and you are such a inspiration. That’s why I have started my own food lifestyle page on insta and as well as a blog like you. Your food lifestyle business is just so super, you inspire me every day
    Best Wishes Sophie and my dog Ben xxxx😊🐶🍌 As well splendid photography as always and definitely will tag your into your recipes that I make. Saved to my WordPress saved collection xxxx

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