Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Bananas

Chill out!

Hot summer days call for a dip in the pool and inviting family and friends for a cookout. Instead of heating up the oven to bake a dessert, consider something cooler –frozen desserts. In the heat of summer, these chilly delights are favorites that hit the spot.

Chocolate-Dipped Frozen Bananas

Submitted by: Jill Asbury, Egyptian Electric Cooperative Association
Course Dessert
Servings 12


  • 6 bananas cut in half
  • 12 wooden skewers
  • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons shortening
  • Toppings chopped nuts, coconut, miniature marshmallows, mini M&Ms, crushed candy bars


  • Using a double-boiler, melt chocolate chips and shortening until chips are melted.
  • Insert skewer into each banana half, dip into chocolate and place on parchment lined sheet pan.
  • Sprinkle toppings over chocolate covered banana and freeze overnight. You can substitute semi-sweet chips for white, dark or peanut butter chips.


Nutritional information varies: 301 calories; 15.1g fat; 129mg sodium; 41.5g carbohydrates; 2.3g protein.