Serve up a healthy dessert of easy Banana Pops…made with super delicious Chocolate Avocado Pudding for a refined sugar free treat. They are nutritious, fun, and so darn yummy!
I grew up eating frozen chocolate bananas and I’ve been having so much fun recreating the treat for my own kids. We love making these Banana Pops as a fun summer treat or as a way to use up ripe bananas whenever we find ourselves with too many (and I don’t have the energy to bake them into muffins or bread!) These are easy to make and they freeze quickly—so the kids won’t need to wait hours to enjoy them!
Ingredients in Healthy Banana Pops
To make this recipe you’ll need:
TIP: I use my Chocolate Avocado Pudding to keep the flavor high and the added sugars low. Plus, it’s super easy to make and it’s a fun way to serve up healthy fats from avocado.
How to Make Banana Pops Step-by-Step
Here’s a look at the basic process for making this healthy dessert. Scroll down to the bottom of this post for the full information.
- Make the pudding.
- Cut the bananas and place a stick into each one.
- Dip the banana into pudding, using a spoon to help coat it.
- Place onto a parchment paper lined baking sheet, top with sprinkles if desired, and freeze.
TIP: You can vary the size of the pops. I find that a medium banana cut into halves or thirds is a good size for little kids.
Can I make these frozen chocolate bananas dairy-free?
Sure. Just replace the yogurt in the pudding with nondairy yogurt.
Can I make these without chocolate?
If you want a simpler version, you can just dip the bananas into plain or vanilla yogurt. They’re still fun that way too and that would be a nice option for younger kids.
Tips for Making the Best Banana Pops
- Use ripe bananas with some brown spots to ensure that the banana is nice and sweet.
- Let the kids help peel the bananas and make the pudding if desired.
- Make them smaller if desired for the kids if you think they’ll eat a smaller portion.
- Use paper lollipop sticks or popsicle sticks.
- Save the rest of the pudding to enjoy later or use it to make a few Fudge Pops.
- If you want a simpler version, you can just dip the bananas into plain or vanilla yogurt. They’re still fun that way too and that would be a nice option for younger kids.
If you make and share this recipe with your kids, I’d so love to hear their feedback so I can keep improving my content for your families! Please comment below to share.Print
Pick up a package of paper lollipop sticks from the cupcake aisle of any big box or crafts supply store. You can also use popsicle sticks. You will use about half of the pudding recipe, so you can either eat it plain later (so good!) or make more Banana Pops…up to you!
- Prepare the Chocolate Avocado Pudding. Place it into a shallow bowl. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Peel the bananas and cut them in half or thirds, based on the size you’d like to make them for the kids.
- Put a lollipop stick into each banana piece, pressing in about ¾ of the way in. Don’t push it so far that it comes out the top!
- Dip the banana into the pudding, using a spoon to help cover as much of it as you’d like. You may need to hold the banana, not the stick, to make it easier. Top with sprinkles if desired. Place onto the prepared baking sheet. Continue to finish the bananas. Store any leftover pudding in the fridge in an airtight container to eat later.
- Freeze the bananas for 1-2 hours or overnight. Serve frozen or store in an airtight freezer bag for up to 1 week.
Use ripe bananas with some brown spots to ensure that the banana is nice and sweet.
Let the kids help peel the bananas and make the pudding if desired.
Make them smaller if desired for the kids if you think they’ll eat a smaller portion.
Save the rest of the pudding to enjoy later or use it to make a few Fudge Pops.
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