Split Banana Pops

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Bite-Sized Frozen Bananas made with cuteness and flavor!!

I love chocolate covered frozen bananas but it's always an overwhelming amount of frozen banana to deal with, this is a solution, and it makes for a cool party dessert.  I made these for Father's Day, to have after an amazing steak BBQ.  My mom kept running into the house "come on!! are they done yet? we have to go soon!!"  

Sad thing is - I was also baking my dad's fav - peanut butter cookies.  No one cared about the cookies and they all hovered around me, waiting for these Split Bananas to be ready!  *rolls eyes*  :)  Needless to say, they were a hit. I was only left with a few at the end of the night and that is the reason for the scarce photos.
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Step 1: Stuff

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You will need bananas!

Chocolate.  I used milk chocolate chips.  
Whipped cream out of the can.
Fresh cherries!
Canola Oil.
Paper Straws.

Step 2: Cut your bananas.

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I peeled them, put them (one at a time), onto a paper plate and cut them.

I wanted to make sure that they stood up on their own, so I cut them to be as straight as possible.  With too much curve, they will tip over.

I placed them onto a cookie sheet lined with wax paper.  Make sure that your freezer has enough space for what you're putting into it. ;)

Step 3: Sticks and Straws.

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Have your chosen sticks or straws ready.  I cut mine in half so that they were size-appropriate.

I got my paper straws at Bed, Bath and Beyond.  They are super cheap with a 20% off coupon!

Slowly press the straws or sticks into the bananas after you've cut them and stood them up.  They will slide nicely into them.  Just make sure to check your piercing direction because you don't want to go in at the wrong angle and bust out the side.

Once you're done, pop them into the freezer for a couple hours.  :)
dangerine3 years ago
I recommend coconut oil instead of canola. It's the "magic" ingredient in those "shell" hardening chocolate syrups since it hardens at room temperature, it works wonders on frozen products.

Thank you for the tip! I wanted to make these for a backyard bridal shower but was unsure of how they would stand up to being out of the freezer for a little bit.

wow these look too cool!
HollyMann2 years ago
These look really good! Just wondering how you could submit them to this current contest if you posted this so long ago - I remember seeing them back months ago because they looked so amazing...
NEVERMIND my question - just saw that they allowed submissions over the last year - good to know! Good luck with the contest!
katzrnice2 years ago
These look so good!
EET19822 years ago
Even though I don't eat bananas I know a few kids that would love it if I made these. Thanks for a great recipe :).
Congrats on being a finalist! I am going to make these for my munchkin, what a fun idea!
danlynne073 years ago
congrats on being a finalist for the dessert contest. i cant wait to see who
rrkrose3 years ago
Mmmmm these look sooo good!
howlinPM3 years ago
@kristylynn84-- Great idea & instructable!!

@Dusk Shadows- Well played :-)

I'm going to try these for my next work potluck. Now that we have a fridge w/freezer in our office, it'll be WAY easier :-D
ravenking3 years ago
These look very festive. Let's party! :)
Carleyy3 years ago
So fun!
tchitwood3 years ago
Wow what a great idea and they look as great as I bet they taste! Love all your Instructables! :)
lmnopeas3 years ago
Yummy! Love the sprinkles!
HollyMann3 years ago
Wow they look delicious!
Looks delicious! I love bananas and chocolate, and putting on a stick is perfect :)
kristylynn84 (author)  Penolopy Bulnick3 years ago
paper straws were actually strong enough, too! :)
These are awesome! I know what you mean about people swarming, haha! Good on you for getting as many photos as you did. :D
kristylynn84 (author)  jessyratfink3 years ago
thank you! haha :D
kristylynn84 (author)  Dusk Shadows3 years ago
hahaha :D woooo!