Vegan Peanut Butter Chocolate Fudge Frozen Banana Popsicles are a delicious healthy, plant-based dessert! Banana Pops are made from a creamy peanut butter banana ice cream, otherwise known as nice cream. This banana popsicle recipe is drizzled with dark chocolate and then frozen. Think of it as a banana fudgsicle!
Perfect Popsicle Molds
I’m not a fan of the popsicle stick. There’s something about that raw, unvarnished wood that makes my hair stand on end. It’s like fingernails on a chalkboard!
So, the Zoku Popsicle Mold solves all my summertime, popsicle loving problems. Because the mold comes with it’s smooth popsicle holder!
Now I can have these banana popsicles any time because they’re made with nice cream. You know what nice cream is. Right? It’s where you blend up some ripe bananas and freeze them and they get all creamy just like ice cream. Except we call it nice cream.
I swear, these Chocolate-Covered Banana Popsicles taste just as good as chocolate covered ice cream popsicles. Except these use minimal processed sugars, and they’re full of amazing flavors. I love them!
How to Make Banana Popsicles
It’s easy to make these vegan chocolate-covered banana popsicles as your next go-to treat. Easy recipes are the way to go in the summer. No one wants to spend hours in the kitchen toiling over a hot oven. Am I right?
Simply chop up some bananas and add them to a food processor along with some almond milk and peanut butter. Pulse until nice and smooth. Pour this into the Zoku popsicle molds. It’s nice that this popsicle mold comes with a stand so the popsicles stand upright in the freezer.
Once they’re frozen, drizzle with melted chocolate. Return the popsicles to the freezer until the chocolate freezes then transfer to a freezer bag. Allow the popsicles to thaw for 3 minutes or so before eating so they can soften up a bit.
Banana Popsicle Ingredients:
Let’s talk about the ingredients in these chocolate covered banana popsicles.
- Bananas — We all know that bananas are good source of potassium and that plays a role in reducing blood pressure. One medium banana can deliver as much as 400 mg of potassium. You’ll also get up to 3 grams of fiber per banana.
- Peanut Butter — Do you love peanut butter as much as I do? Well, we’re in luck because peanut butter has some health benefits worth celebrating. Peanut butter provides potassium too, and you’ll also get fiber and other important phytonutrients. In fact, people who eat nuts and nut butters regularly have lower frequency of heart disease and type II diabetes.
- Dark Chocolate — Some of the best news of the day is that dark chocolate is loaded with flavonoids. And there are lots of health benefits to flavonoids, including antioxidant properties, which helps your body’s cells resist damage.
So, if you’re into healthy, delicious summer treats, these vegan chocolate-covered banana popsicles are just what the doctor ordered.
Use these expert tips and tricks to make these vegan chocolate-covered banana popsicles perfect every time:
- I use a food processor, but a blender would work great here as well.
- You can skip the dark chocolate (gasp! 😱), and just have a peanut butter banana popsicle
- Make these vegan popsicles extra creamy by using coconut milk or a creamy nut milk creamer instead of almond milk
- I could see adding a few mini chocolate chips to the popsicles before freezing them.
- Rather than drizzling the chocolate, you could dip the popsicles in the chocolate. You might need to increase the chocolate if you want to cover the full popsicle
- Immediately after drizzling the chocolate, sprinkle with chopped peanuts for added crunch.
- I recommend taking these chocolate-covered banana popsicles out of the freezer for a few minutes before serving to allow them to soften up a little.
Hopefully that gives you some idea to make these banana popsicles your own.
Frozen Vegan Treats
If you love frozen vegan treats, be sure to check these out:
- These Frozen Banana Bites are easy to make and so flavorful
- Making Banana Nice Cream is a perfect summer treat
- For a change of pace, these Frozen Strawberry Bites are delicious!
- This No-Churn Vegan Ice Cream is amazing! Be sure to drizzle it with some Vegan Date Caramel Sauce too!
- The ultimate in ice cream treats, these Vegan Frozen Drumsticks are the BEST!
We hope you dig this Vegan Chocolate-Covered Banana Popsicles recipe as much as we do. If you make it, be sure to snap a photo and share it with us using #namelymarly on Instagram or Twitter. We LOVE seeing your creations!
Chocolate-Covered Banana Popsicles
- In a food processor bowl, combine the bananas, almond milk, creamy peanut butter, and peanut butter powder. Pulse until the mixture is nice and smooth.
- Pour the banana mixture into the Zoku Popsicle Molds, distributing equally. Place the popsicle stick/top into each mold. Place in the freezer for approximately 45 minutes, until frozen.
- Place the chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl. Heat for about 30 seconds and then let sit for a minute. The chocolate should be melted. If not, heat for another 11 seconds or so. Stir until smooth.
- Place a piece of waxed paper over a baking sheet.
- Next, remove the frozen popsicles from the freezer. Fill a coffee mug about 3/4 of the way with water and heat that up for a minute. One at a time, remove each individual popsicle mold and use the stick to immerse it in the hot water for a few seconds to loosen up the popsicle from the mold. Place the popsicle on the waxed paper. Continue with each popsicle mold, lining each popsicle up on the waxed paper.
- Use a spoon to drizzle the melted chocolate over the popsicles. Allow the chocolate to sit for a minute (because the popsicles are frozen, the chocolate should set very quickly), and flip them over and drizzle the other side with chocolate as well. Place the pan in the freezer until the chocolate is set.
- Once the chocolate is set, transfer the popsicles to a freezer bag. Be sure to remove from the freezer for a minute or so before serving, to allow the popsicles to soften a little.
Whatever banana ice cream recipe you’re indulging in, enjoy!