Chocolate Covered Bananas | The Recipe Critic
Prepare your taste buds for these delicious chocolate covered bananas! With just a few simple ingredients, you’ll whip up a creamy, chocolatey treat that’s sure to put a smile on your face.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and you can’t go wrong making all the chocolate covered desserts! Chocolate Covered Strawberries are always a must, but these Chocolate Covered Oreos and Pretzels are great too!
Chocolate Covered Banana Bites
Chocolate-covered strawberries get a lot of the spotlight this time of year, but let me introduce you to another option…these very crazy chocolate covered bananas! Don’t get me wrong, chocolate covered strawberries are divine, but there’s something about bananas and chocolate that’s SO good. They are perfectly soft and creamy. If you haven’t tried them before, here’s your sign for it!
These taste like a mini banana split. They are the perfect size and SO delicious! It’s easy to make a lot of them, so if you’ve got a Valentine’s Day party planned, add them to the lineup! I use semi-sweet, milk and white chocolate here, so there is a flavor for everyone. They are perfect for adding to a dessert charcuterie board or eating on their own. You’re going to love these little banana treats!
4 ingredient chocolate covered bananas
Depending on the type of chocolate you choose to use, you may only need 2 ingredients! Simple desserts are the best. Make a batch for yourself when a sweet tooth strikes! Check the recipe card for exact measurements!
- Bananas: Make sure your bananas are as ripe as possible so they are soft and creamy.
- Semi-sweet chocolate chips: If you don’t want your chocolate to be too sweet, this is the kind for you! Dark chocolate also works.
- Milk chocolate chips: My favorite ! I like a mix of sweet and chocolatey.
- White chocolate chips: If you want something creamier. You can also use the leftovers for a pretty white net!
- Toothpicks: To soak. You can also use wooden skewers, popsicle sticks or forks to keep it simple. Everything you have on hand!
How to make chocolate covered bananas
It’s so easy! Fondue, anyone? Feel free to whip out your other favorite treats to use up leftover chocolate! Besides bananas and strawberries, I love dipping homemade marshmallows in melted chocolate! It’s so heavenly.
- Preparing the baking sheet: Prepare a baking sheet by covering it with parchment paper.
- To melt chocolate : Place chocolate chips in 3 separate microwaveable bowls. Place the bowl in your microwave on high for 20 second intervals, stirring each between each heating until all the chocolate is melted. Don’t overheat your chocolate or you’ll burn them and they won’t be good for dipping. (Psst- If you overheated your chocolate, don’t worry! See my tips section below on how to fix it.)
- Prepare the bananas: Once your chocolate mixture is ready, peel and cut your bananas, I cut mine into medallions. Using a toothpick, take one slice at a time and dip the banana in the melted chocolate, either covering the whole piece or just part of it. Once the banana chunks are soaked, place them on your prepared baking sheet and place them in the refrigerator to cool and harden.
- Serve or store: Enjoy fresh or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
How to Fix Seized Chocolate
You’ve bought your favorite chocolate and are ready to make a tasty chocolate fondue…but it overheated and seized up in the microwave. Now what? It is not irreparable! To turn this bowl of slime into silky smooth goodness, we need to add hot water. Add boiling water one tablespoon at a time and stir vigorously. (You have to practice where you can, right?) You can also use heated milk or heavy cream.
Tips and tricks
Here are some easy ways to make sure your chocolate covered bananas are perfect! It’s such an easy dessert but always a hit. I know your family will love them as much as mine!
- Microwave vs stove: I always put my chocolate in the microwave to melt it, but you’ll have to be careful as your chocolate can easily overcook. To be more specific, you can also melt your chocolate on the stovetop over medium-low heat. It takes a little longer, but you can stir it more often and prevent it from seizing.
- Can I use other types of chocolate? Certainly! I used chocolate chips, but you could totally swap them out for fudge candies or baking bars. Just make sure you are using high quality chocolate for best results. I usually go for Ghirardelli or Valhrona if I’m feeling extra fancy. Valentine’s Day is the perfect opportunity to get it all out!
- Add toppings: Some ideas for tasty toppings: crushed graham crackers, chopped walnuts, pecans, hazelnuts, pistachios or peanuts, cinnamon sugar or crushed Oreo cookies. I like to dip my bananas in it while the chocolate is still a little soft so it coats it perfectly.
Got leftover chocolate covered bananas? Keep them! It’s a great thing to snack on when you’re craving something sweet.
- In the refrigerator: Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.
- In the freezer: Your chocolate covered bananas will keep for 2 to 3 months in an airtight container. Feel free to eat them straight from the freezer! They are like bites of ice cream! It’s a great way to serve them when the temperatures start to warm up.
Prepare a baking sheet by covering it with parchment paper.
Place chocolate chips in 3 separate microwaveable bowls. Place the bowl in your microwave on high for 20 second intervals, stirring each between each heating until all the chocolate is melted. Don’t overheat your chocolate or you’ll burn them and they won’t be good for dipping.
Once your chocolate is ready, peel and cut your bananas, I cut mine into medallions. Using a toothpick, take one banana slice at a time and dip them in the melted chocolate, either covering the whole piece or just part of it. Once the banana chunks are soaked, place them on your prepared baking sheet and place them in the refrigerator to cool and harden.
Enjoy fresh or store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
calories443calories (22%)Carbohydrates61g (20%)Protein5g (ten%)Fat21g (32%)Saturated fat13g (65%)Polyunsaturated fats1gMonounsaturated fat5gtrans fat0.1gCholesterol9mg (3%)Sodium39mg (2%)Potassium509mg (15%)Fiber5g (20%)Sugar46g (51%)Vitamin A125UI (3%)Vitamin C8mg (ten%)Calcium89mg (9%)Iron2mg (11%)
All nutritional information is based on third-party calculations and is an estimate only. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and serving sizes per household.