Peanut Butter Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas

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Chocolate covered frozen bananas with peanut butter are an easy, 3 ingredient dessert recipe! They are a delicious healthy treat for a hot summer day.

Front view of a hand holding one Chocolate Covered frozen Bananas on a stick with more in the background


Chocolate covered bananas are one of my favorite frozen treats. However, I have yet to find a store-bought variety that measures up to these homemade frozen bananas.

Every time I buy a chocolate covered banana they never meet my expectations. They are usually covered in some sort of  chocolate shell coating that has been put on way too sparingly.

So, after one too many disappointing store-bought experiences I started making my own homemade Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas.

Making them at home gives you the control! Not only do you get to determine the quality and amount of the ingredients (good bye forever crummy, thin chocolate coating), but you also can tailor this recipe to your dietary needs!

They are very customizable, you can make them dairy-free, refined sugar-free, vegan, and even cut the bananas smaller to make a more manageable serving size.

Front view of four chocolate covered frozen bananas with a peanut butter drizzle

How do you make Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas?

Let’s discuss the steps in making this recipe and some notes!

Banana Size

Feel free to cut these bananas into any size you prefer. I typically cut them in half, but you can leave them whole or cut them into small circles for a quick, bite-sized frozen treat.

Spread bananas with peanut butter & Freeze 

Begin this recipe by spreading each banana with peanut butter and placing them on a baking sheet lined with wax paper to ensure that the bananas don’t stick to the pan as they freeze.

Insert a stick in each banana before they are placed in the freezer. To be honest, you don’t really need a stick. I actually prefer eating these frozen bananas without one.

Once you have the bananas slathered with peanut butter and arranged on a baking sheet, place them into the freezer for 1-3 hours, or until they’re frozen.

Front view of a frozen banana smeared with peanut butter about to be dipped into a glass full of melted chocolate and peanut butter in the making of Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas

Dip Frozen Bananas in Chocolate 

Next, dip the frozen bananas in a mixture of melted chocolate and peanut butter. Then place them back on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. 

Since the chocolate bananas are already frozen, the chocolate will harden very quickly and set up beautifully with a shiny finish and minimal chocolate pooling on the bottom. 

Since they set up quickly, if you want to add a topping like nuts, sprinkles, etc. you will need to do so immediately after dipping.

Freeze again

Once all the frozen bananas are covered in chocolate, place them in the freezer for an additional hour to harden. Once they are hardened you can add an optional drizzle of peanut butter, chocolate, etc.

Front view of a hand dipping a frozen banana into the chocolate/peanut butter mixture in the making of Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas Recipe

Serve

Serve these peanut butter chocolate frozen bananas straight from the freezer. Don’t let them sit out too long or the banana on the inside will soften.

Store

Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Recipe FAQs

How long do these frozen bananas last?

They last for up to 2 months in the freezer in an airtight container. Or you could vacuum seal them to make them last even longer.

Can I double this recipe?

Yes, this recipe can easily be doubled or tripled.

What if I’m allergic to peanut butter?

Substitute any nut or seed butter you’d prefer for the peanut butter.

Is chocolate dairy-free?

Yes, there are many varieties of chocolate and chocolate chips that are dairy-free and vegan.

Side view of two rows of Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas drizzled with peanut butter

Chocolate Covered Bananas: Ingredients

  •  High-quality chocolate. My favorite chocolate to use is Ghirardelli 60% Dark Chocolate Chips! Just be sure to use your favorite and apply it generously. You can also use milk chocolate, white chocolate, etc. There are so many healthy chocolate options out there too (hu kitchen, enjoy life, Lily’s, etc).
  •  Peanut butter! The only thing that could make a combination that includes bananas and chocolate even better is the addition of peanut butter! Use a firm peanut butter or a natural peanut butter that has been stirred and refrigerated so that it is firmer and can spread easily. If you have an allergy to peanuts, any nut or seed butter works such as almond butter, sunflower seed butter, etc.
Up close front view of a Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana with a bite taken out of it

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Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas with Peanut Butter

Laura
Chocolate Covered Frozen Bananas with Peanut Butter are an easy, 3 ingredient dessert! They are a perfect healthy treat for a hot summer day! Vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free! 
5 from 2 votes
Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 frozen bananas
Calories 346.1
Prep Time15 minutes
Freezing time6 hours
Total Time6 hours 15 minutes

Ingredients 
 

Instructions 

  • Line a large baking sheet with wax paper. Set aside.
  • Cut the bananas in half lengthwise.
  • Push a lollipop stick or popsicle stick 1 ½ inches into the flat side of each banana.
  • Carefully spread 1 TBS of creamy peanut butter lengthwise on each banana and evenly space them on the prepared baking sheet.
  • Place the baking sheet into the freezer for at least 3 hours (and up to one day), or until bananas and peanut butter are completely frozen.
  • Once bananas are frozen, melt together 1 ½ cups of dark chocolate chips and ¼ cup peanut butter in the microwave or over a double boiler. Stir until smooth and homogenous.
  • Pour melted chocolate/peanut butter mixture into a tall, narrow glass.
  • Remove bananas from the freezer and, working quickly, carefully dip each banana in the chocolate/peanut butter mixture then set it back on the cold, wax-paper lined baking sheet. (If the coating is too thick, use a spatula to carefully scrape some of the chocolate/peanut butter mixture back into the glass before it freezes to the banana).
  • Repeat until all the bananas are covered in chocolate. You may need to use a spatula to scrape the chocolate from the glass and spread it onto the last banana so it can get completely covered.
  • Place the baking sheet back into the freezer for at least two hours for the bananas to set.
  • Optional: Once the chocolate has hardened in the freezer you can drizzle melted peanut butter over the bananas using a fork. Then place them back in the freezer to harden!
  • Serve frozen!

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Notes

*This recipe makes a very thick coating of chocolate, feel free to use a thinner coating if desired. 

Ingredient notes/substitutions

  •  High-quality chocolate. My favorite chocolate to use is Ghirardelli 60% Dark Chocolate Chips! Just be sure to use your favorite and apply it generously. You can also use milk chocolate, white chocolate, etc. There are so many healthy chocolate options out there too (hu kitchen, enjoy life, Lily’s, etc).
  •  Peanut butter! The only thing that could make a combination that includes bananas and chocolate even better is the addition of peanut butter! Use a firm peanut butter or a natural peanut butter that has been stirred and refrigerated so that it is firmer and can spread easily. If you have an allergy to peanuts, any nut or seed butter works such as almond butter, sunflower seed butter, etc.

Store

Store in an airtight container in the freezer for up to 2 months.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.5banana | Calories: 346.1kcal | Carbohydrates: 38.6g | Protein: 8.7g | Fat: 21.6g | Saturated Fat: 7.2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4.1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9.1g | Sodium: 4.3mg | Potassium: 326.2mg | Fiber: 5.6g | Sugar: 25.9g | Vitamin A: 45IU | Vitamin C: 7.4mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1.2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

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22 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    I am in awe of this recipe & can’t wait to make it, thank you!! 😍 Drooling already … 🤣 Might you have any idea how long they will keep in the freezer? I’d love to make them a few weeks in advance for a family gathering.

    1. It’s such a great dessert for warm summer days! I have kept them up to 1 month in the feeezer! They would probably last longer but I wouldn’t know because we eat them so quickly!

      1. Best. News. Ever. !! Thank you for the super speedy reply 😇 I’m working on my first batch – the peanut buttter covered bananas are sitting in the freezer overnight 😎 Can’t wait to work on them more in the morning! #stoked

  2. I have gone bananas because of this treat. It so good and delicious that I was able to finish 3 bananas in one seating. Highly recommended for everyone to try this.

  3. Ha, ha, ha! Love the part about cute little hands. My daughter is always in the middle of my blogging endeavors. These look completely droolworthy!

  4. My goodness gracious Laura these photos!! I’m dying. Also, this combo is legit one of my favorite things ever: PB + BANANA + CHOCOLATE = LIFE <3 I must try this homemade treat

  5. What a fun summer treat for kids and adults alike! Total win for everyone! Definitely a must make!

  6. My daughter would go bananas for these! I love the addition of peanut butter! They look so yummy!

  7. I usually combine PB and chocolate for the banana coating, too, but have never thought to put a straight layer of pb as a surprise inside – yum!

  8. I couldn’t agree more. The store bought are always a let down and typically overpriced. I love the addition of the peanut butter before the chocolate dip!

  9. These are a family favorite, simply delicious! Who doesn’t love peanut butter, chocolate, and bananas?! Anyone who doesn’t is bananas!