Frozen Banana Pops


Kid-friendly frozen treat

When my granddaughter came to visit this summer, I was looking for fun frozen treats to make. I tried a few Popsicle recipes, but they drew mixed reviews. Then, I struck gold. Or, chocolate. And bananas. Yes! Frozen Banana Pops! A winner!

Super short ingredient list

These pops have the shortest ingredient list ever: bananas and chocolate chips. I got fancy and made half white-chocolate and half chocolate-chocolate, but that is strictly optional. Oh, and the googly eyes. Very important. They’re optional, of course, but really, who can resist watching a 3-year-old place googly eyes on edible objects? Not me!

Holding frozen banana

(Googly eyes can be found at most supermarkets in the cooking ingredients aisle).

How to make banana pops

To make this work, simply place chocolate chips in a small bowl and melt in the microwave for about a minute. Stir until smooth. In the meantime, cut up the bananas.

I decided to make some about 3-4 inches long, but also some bite-sized to be prepared for the inevitable question: “Can I have one more?” Answer: “Yes, but a small one this time.”

Place a Popsicle stick in each banana piece. Most directions tell you to dip the banana with Popsicle stick into the chocolate, but I found it easier to just spread the chocolate over the banana with a small spoon.

banana pops ready to freeze

Once the banana is covered with chocolate, place it on a wax paper-lined cookie sheet. Add googly eyes while the chocolate is still melted.

Once all banana pieces are coated and googly-eyed, place the cookie sheet in the freezer for about an hour.

Frozen Banana pops

These would also be fun with sprinkles or other decorations – use your imagination and have fun!

Print Recipe
5 from 1 vote

Frozen Banana Bites

A simple and healthy summer snack
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time10 mins
Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 10
Calories: 163kcal
Author: Sula


  • 3-4 medium bananas
  • 1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips or a half bag semi-sweet and a half-bag white chocolate
  • Popsicle sticks
  • googly eyes or other decorations– optional


  • Prepare a cookie sheet by lining with wax paper.
  • Place chips in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave 30-60 seconds to melt the chocolate. Stir until smooth.
  • Cut bananas into thirds and/or bite-sized pieces and mount each piece on a Popsicle stick.
  • Dip banana pieces into the chocolate. Spread the chocolate with the spoon used for stirring to get an even coat.
  • Place each dipped banana on the lined cookie sheet. Add decoration while the chocolate is melted.
  • Once all pieces are dipped and decorated, place the cookie
    sheet in the freezer for about an hour until the chocolate is set and the
    banana is frozen.


Calories: 163kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 3mg | Potassium: 255mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 34IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 16mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition values are estimates only, using online calculators. Please verify using your own data.

frozen banana pops

Yes, these Frozen Banana Pops are a sneaky way to get kids to eat fruit, but it’s fun.

How about a sneaky cookie? No Bake energy bites are a healthier alternative to a cookie, and kids love em! Perfect for summer!

Smoothie popsicles are yet another healthy summer treat!

If you have leftover googly eyes, try some Monster Eye Cookies.

If you need a fun dip for the kids, Dunkaroo Dip is a sure winner!

And for spooky Halloween fun, these Rice Krispie treat ghosts are always a hit!


    2 thoughts on “Frozen Banana Pops

    1. 5 stars
      Mmm, these look so cute! And what a great way to trick kids into eating something healthy! Ha ha ha, suckers! This would be great for kids’ (and adults’) parties!

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