Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pops (vegan)

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Heeey!

I’ve been thinking about these whole fruit banana pops for some time now. I mean, there are all those recipes for that 1-ingredient banana “ice cream” out there and I’ve been like, “I should make that into a popsicle!” Then, I would forget about it. But! I finally got it together and covered them in chocolate shell, peanut butter, peanuts, and wouldn’t ya know…they’re even vegan. BOOM.

I blitzed up a few of the dozens of super-ripe bananas that take up residence in my freezer and piped it into my popsicle molds. Then, they sat there for a few days while I tried to figure out what to do with them. I mean, they would be a health food if I left them alone, but they’d also be kinda fugly. Last week my new friend, Kailey, was over and I mentioned I was going to chocolate-dip them and she suggested I add peanuts. Then I decided, why stop there?! I’ll drizzle them with peanut butter, too. And, thus, these magical banana pop babies were born and they are SO GOOD. Make them, seriously.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pops 

Makes about 10 pops using this mold.

For these to be vegan, be sure to use vegan chocolate and peanut butter. Bananas are already vegan.

5-6 frozen, ripe bananas

10 ounces chocolate, chopped or chips

1/3 cup peanut butter

3 tablespoons coconut oil, divided

1/4 cup salted peanuts, chopped

Break or cut the frozen bananas into chunks (or freeze your bananas in chunks) and pulse in the food processor until smooth and creamy. Spoon or pipe the pureed bananas into the popsicle molds, insert sticks, and freeze for several hours (or days).

When ready to coat the pops, line a baking sheet with parchment and place in the freezer.

In a microwave safe bowl, combine the chocolate and 2 tablespoons of the coconut oil. Heat in the microwave in 30 second bursts, stirring between each, until the chocolate is melted and smooth.

In another microwave safe bowl, combine the peanut butter and remaining coconut oil and repeat the same procedure as you did with the chocolate.

Remove the banana pops from the freezer and carefully un-mold the pops. I had to run them under just warm water for a few seconds to get them out without breaking. Working quickly, dip the pops into the chocolate, using a spoon to help coat the pops completely, let any excess chocolate drip, and place on the prepared baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining pops. Stick the baking sheet back into the freezer until the chocolate shell is completely set. Once set, drizzle the pops with peanut butter and sprinkle with chopped peanuts. Place the sheet back into the freezer until set. Can be stored in the freezer for several days.

  1. What a perfect idea! I think it’s finally time for me to buy popsicle molds. What brand do you use? I couldn’t get the link at the top of the recipe to work.

  2. I’ve seen that “banana” ice cream and have told myself to make it but still haven’t. But girl these pops… I have to try it now.. On another note, these were all of my pregnancy cravings.. LOL

  3. Cindy, I sure like the way you think :) I eat banana ice cream a lot and try to feel virtuous because it’s not a quart of ice cream but…it’s just not the same as a quart of ice cream. So these pops may have just made me fall head over heels. Because peanuts, chocolate, and peanut butter? Can life get any better?

  4. Good god, woman! These pops?! These photos?! I’m drooling over here…and I look at food photos and think about food all day, so it takes a lot to get me into the kitchen to make something immediately, but these are doing it for me! xo

  5. Oh god, it’s genius! They’re like chocolate dipped bananas but without that super awkward moment where you go to eat the banana and someone makes a wiener joke. ha

  6. Be still my heart. But I’m a Weight Watcher so I’m going to try a different approach:
    Mixing Chocolate PB2 into the bananas before piping it into the molds will give the flavor for very few points. 2 tbs of PB2 = 1 point.
    Not the decadent thrill of this version but an acceptable substitute for me.

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