White Chocolate-Covered Banana Pops

I know I’ve gushed about bananas before, but are they not the most awesome food?

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Healthy ice cream, creamy smoothies, simple pancakes, delicious breads…paleo, vegan, vegetarian, grain-free, gluten-free,…freezable, fry-able, bake-able, lovable, hug-able bananas.

They are the star in today’s unique sweet treat….

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My birthday passed a couple of weeks ago, and I told my husband I wanted to successfully make, eat, and love this recipe. So I dove right in and wouldn’t you know it, I made, ate, and loved it.

Happy birthday Lauren.

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White Chocolate Banana Pops
 
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Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 4 T. cocoa butter
  • 6 T. coconut butter
  • a couple of pinches of sea salt
  • 3-4 t. honey or maple syrup, I did 3, but I've recently tamed my sweet tooth, so taste it to see if you desire more
  • 1 t. vanilla
  • rainbow sprinkles, if it's your birthday or you just wish it could be ;-)
Instructions
  1. Cut the bananas in half.
  2. Skewer them with a popsicle or lollipop stick.
  3. Lay them on a wax paper-lined plate.
  4. Freeze them.
  5. Once they are frozen, assemble the ingredients for the white chocolate.
  6. Over low heat, in a saucepan, melt the cocoa and coconut butters together.
  7. Remove the pan from the heat.
  8. Stir in the salt, sweetener, and vanilla (try to use room temperature ingredients, or the butters will start to clump).
  9. Pour the mixture into a tall, narrow glass.
  10. Dip your bananas into the mix until coated.
  11. Place back onto the plate to harden (this will just take a few moments, as the cold bananas will cause the butters to set quickly).
  12. Dip the bananas again into the mix to re-coat (I dipped mine about three times).
  13. Upon dipping them the last time, quickly top them with the sprinkles while the coating is still wet. This will allow them to stick.
  14. Put the bananas back into the freezer for a few minutes to completely set.
  15. Enjoy!
Notes
Nutrition facts are based on using 3 teaspoons of maple syrup and no sprinkles. Weight Watchers points (new system): 7
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 6 Calories: 236 Fat: 18.5 g Saturated fat: 13.4 g Unsaturated fat: 5.1 g Trans fat: 0 g Carbohydrates: 19.3 g Sugar: 10.2 g Sodium: 6 mg Fiber: 4 g Protein: 1.6 g Cholesterol: 0 mg

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Easy as pie…

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…and so pretty. :-)

For those of you that may be wondering, I used this cocoa butter in the recipe, and if you’re wondering how to make your own coconut butter, check out this post from Michelle!

Other treats on a stick you might like:

Chocolate Pudding Pops

Mint Chocolate Crisp Lollipops

Cookie Dough Cream Pops

What’s the best birthday treat you’ve ever made/bought yourself?

Shared with: Make Your Own Monday, Natural Living Monday, Slightly Indulgent Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Allergy-Free Wednesday, Healthy 2day, Wheat-Free Wednesday, Gluten-Free Wednesday

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Comments: 21

  1. freshlifefindings March 11, 2013 at 6:28 am Reply

    Happy late birthday Lauren! And these are too cute, love the added sprinkles :) I hope you guys got to enjoy some down time and fun for your birthday!
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    • Lauren March 11, 2013 at 8:45 am Reply

      Thanks Natalie! It was a nice and mellow day. :-)

  2. Michelle @ Eat Move Balance March 11, 2013 at 11:15 am Reply

    And I just posted about coconut butter today! What a fantastic way to use it. This dessert looks so tasty, and wholesome, too (which I love). Thanks for the tip about using a tall glass and dipping. I was wondering how you pops looked so perfect.
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    • Lauren March 11, 2013 at 2:45 pm Reply

      Awesome! I’ll include your link! :-)

      • Michelle @ Eat Move Balance March 11, 2013 at 5:09 pm Reply

        Thanks, Lauren! :)

        • Jenn March 13, 2013 at 12:15 am Reply

          Cocoa butter and coconut butter are two different things. Linking to both is a bit confusing.

          • Lauren March 13, 2013 at 8:48 am

            They are both in the recipe, that’s why there’s a link for each.

  3. Matt @ The Athlete's Plate March 11, 2013 at 4:28 pm Reply

    Isn’t coconut butter a gift from God?
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  4. MadSCAR March 12, 2013 at 4:39 am Reply

    Lauren thank you so much for that recipe i love this!
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  5. Heide M. March 12, 2013 at 9:20 am Reply

    Sounds divine.

  6. Pat March 12, 2013 at 2:26 pm Reply

    Where do you purchase cocoa butter?

  7. amber March 12, 2013 at 8:50 pm Reply

    Hi Lauren,

    Happy belated birthday, Lauren. Here’s to a year full of love, happiness and good health. :-)

    I am going to make these gorgeous bananas tomorrow for my kiddos for snack time!! Just love, LOVE this idea. So smart…so healthy!

    Hugs,
    –Amber
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  8. Steph (The Cheapskate Cook) March 13, 2013 at 12:20 pm Reply

    Sounds delicious! I don’t have any cocoa butter… can you think of a good substitute?
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    • Lauren March 13, 2013 at 1:09 pm Reply

      Coconut oil would be your best bet! It’ll melt much quicker though, so maybe keep them in the freezer a bit longer once they are assembled. :)

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  10. Gabby @ the veggie nook March 17, 2013 at 9:25 am Reply

    Happy belated birthday Lauren! These look like the perfect way to celebrate :)
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  11. Lea H @ Nourishing Treasures March 17, 2013 at 11:33 am Reply

    Thank you for your submission on Nourishing Treasures’ Make Your Own! Monday link-up.

    Check back tomorrow when the new link-up is running to see if you were one of the top 3 featured posts! :)
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  12. Linda March 19, 2013 at 4:52 pm Reply

    Hi Lauren. I made something similar to this before but with a cashew coating. It was good, but I really like your idea of using cocoa butter and coconut butter. They pops look adorable and delicious! Thanks for your regular participation in Gluten-Free Wednesdays.
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    • Lauren March 19, 2013 at 7:52 pm Reply

      Thank you Linda! They are a really delicious treat! I love white chocolate, but can’t rationalize eating the store-bought kind, so this is a nice substitute! :)

  13. […] The main ingredient in white chocolate is cocoa butter. To create the coating for these frozen bananas,  you melt edible cocoa butter and coconut butter and add salt, honey and vanilla. Pour the mixture in a tall glass and dip the banana halves. Let set for a few minutes and dip again. Dip one last time and add sprinkles, nuts or coconut flakes for a delicious and nutricious snack. Recipe and photo via Oatmeal with a Fork. […]

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