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Frozen Chocolate-Covered Bananas

Two frozen chocolate-covered bananas on sticks with a bowl of peanuts and more popsicle sticks beside them.
A frozen version of the classic Elvis sandwich with bananas, bacon, and peanuts. Oh… and it’s on a stick!
Matt Armendariz

Prep 35 mins
Chill 2 hrs
Total 2 hrs 35 mins
Dessert
American
4 servings
1492 kcal

Ingredients 

  • 4 pop sticks
  • 4 medium bananas peeled, halved if desired
  • 1 cup chopped cooked bacon
  • 1 cup roasted peanuts chopped
  • 4 cups semisweet chocolate chips* (or grated or chopped milk or dark chocolate)

Directions 

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  • Insert a wooden popsicle stick in the bottom end of each banana or, if smaller portions are desired, in each banana half and place on the prepared baking sheet. Freeze for at least 1 hour.
  • Combine the bacon and chopped peanuts in a dish. Melt the chocolate in a double boiler over medium heat or a bowl set over but not touching simmering water, stirring occasionally.
  • Dip each frozen banana in melted chocolate and allow any excess to drip off. Immediately roll the banana in the bacon-peanut mixture and then return to the parchment-lined baking sheet.
  • Freeze again for at least 1 hour or until ready to serve.

Notes

*WHAT CAN I DO WITH LEFTOVER DIPPING CHOCOLATE?

Lucky for you, if you have some of the non-banana parts left at the end of your dipping and freezing, we have a great idea for you. As one of our testers noticed, quite happily, that you can mix the warm chocolate, peanuts, and bacon together. Drop by teaspoonful onto parchment paper and refrigerate until solid. We think you-know-who would approve.