These chocolate banana pops are the perfect small bite dessert for summer! This gluten-free, vegan recipe is so quick and easy to make.
This month marks the 6th anniversary of the Recipe Redux. I joined this group shortly after I started blogging 5 years ago, and it’s provided a great community of healthy food bloggers for me. I always enjoy participating in the monthly recipe themes, and I get lots of new ideas from my fellow Recipe Reduxers.
In honor of the group’s birthday, we’re creating small bite desserts to celebrate the occasion. Since the weather is warming up, my offering is an easy frozen dessert.
These chocolate banana pops take just a few minutes to make in a blender or food processor. They taste like banana Fudgsicles, but they have a much healthier ingredient list. The four ingredients in this recipe are things I always have on hand, so I can put together a batch any time I’m looking for a quick chocolate treat.
This recipe makes a small batch of 8 pops, but you can easily double it if you’re feeding a crowd. You can use straws, toothpicks, or popsicle sticks as handles for these popsicles. An ice cube tray is the perfect size for a small bite of this deliciousness!
Chocolate Banana Pops
- 2 ripe bananas $.58
- 1 tbs cocoa powder $.11
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract $.01
- 1 tbs pure maple syrup (or to taste) $.16
Grease an ice cube tray with olive oil.
Place the ingredients in a blender or food processor in the order listed. Process until smooth, then taste the mixture and add a little more maple syrup if needed. This will depend on how ripe your bananas are.
Divide the mixture in the ice cube tray, filling the openings almost to the top. Then place a piece of aluminum foil over the ice cube tray and place the handles (straw, toothpick, etc.) in the center of each cube. The aluminum foil will hold the handles in place until the pops are frozen.
Freeze until solid (a few hours). Remove the foil from the ice cube tray and use a knife to carefully loosen each pop from the mold. Enjoy immediately or transfer to an airtight container and freeze until ready to serve.
Chocolate Banana Pops Price Breakdown
This recipe costs a total of $.86 to make, or $.11 per serving. This is cheaper than a small piece of candy, and much healthier, too!
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