Updated: Jun 30
Summertime (or anytime!) is a great time to enjoy a yummy frozen treat.
And these Frozen Banana Popsicle Treats are here to help you do it! Super simple to whip up in a flash, and spoiler alert, they're actually pretty healthy too. And there are several ways to make them!
Not a fan of nuts? Leave them off! Want to keep it even simpler? Just dip them in melted chocolate or carob and leave out the nut butter!
Keep it simple, make it FUN!
1/3 C creamy natural nut butter
8 oz. chocolate chips (or carob chips), melted
1/2 C chopped unsalted peanuts
8 popsicle sticks (or straws)
Peel bananas and either slice each in half or cut into 3 equal sections (as you see in the picture above). Insert a popsicle stick (or straw) down the center of each banana.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper and add the prepared bananas. Place the sheet in the freezer until bananas are frozen (about 2 hours).
Remove the sheet from the freezer and spread the bananas with a thin layer of nut butter, then put them back in the freezer for another 30-45 minutes.
About 10 minutes before removing the coated bananas, chop the nuts (or grind with a nut grinder (optional) and melt the chocolate chips in a small bowl on low to medium heat in the microwave, for about 4 minutes, stirring frequently so the chocolate doesn't burn.
Line another baking sheet with wax paper and spread out a thin layer of chopped nuts across it (if using nuts).
Remove the bananas from the freezer and dip each in the chocolate to coat before rolling in the nuts. Place each banana back on their sheet and put back in the freezer for 1 to 2 hours (or until firm).
Eat and Enjoy!