Creamy Fudgsicles were one of my favorite desserts as a child. Unfortunately, they contain 17 ingredients, including high fructose corn syrup, polysorbate 80, and carrageenan. These homemade banana fudge pops are a much better option. Sweet, creamy, and full of chocolate goodness, they take just minutes to make and you can enjoy them as soon as they’re frozen. Kids won’t realize they’re eating a nutritious snack, and you won’t have to worry about chemicals in their summer treats.
2 cups sliced ripe bananas (approximately 2 large bananas)
¼ cup cocoa powder
½ cup milk (dairy or non-dairy)
2 tbs. maple syrup
½ tsp. vanilla extract
- Place all the ingredients in a food processor or blender and process until smooth.
- Transfer the mixture to popsicle molds and freeze. (I use the Tovolo Star Ice Pop Molds, which I like because they’re not too big and they have a handy base that fits well in the freezer.)
- To remove the popsicles from their molds, leave them out on the counter for a few minutes or run them under lukewarm water to loosen.
This recipe costs a total of $1.23, or $.31 per ½ cup popsicle. These banana fudge pops are a healthy, delicious dessert that will satisfy your chocolate craving.
Note: A reader pointed out that this recipe is very similar to a fudge pop recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie. Great minds think alike! I hadn’t seen her recipe before. I always give credit to other recipe developers when I adapt one of their recipes, and I appreciate the same courtesy when others adapt my recipes.