Frozen Banana Snack for Preschoolers

frozen banana snack
With just some bananas and melted chocolate, you can put together a yummy frozen banana snack for your preschooler!. Glow Wellness
Total Time 10 min
Prep 5 min, Cook 5 min
Yield Six frozen banana pops

Any time you are able to get your preschooler to eat fruit (or vegetables!), it is a good thing. If you can get the to help with the preparation of the snack, making them excited about eating fruits and vegetables, it is even better! This frozen banana snack pairs together yummy, sweet bananas (the fourth most popular fruit with kids!) with chocolate and any other toppings you may have in the house -- think granola, sprinkles, dry cereal, dried fruit -- anything that matches well with fruit and chocolate (so the possibilities are endless!). And your preschooler can be a part of making it, which is a lot of fun too. 

Truly, the best part of this banana snack (besides the obvious -- eating it!), is how much your little one can get help. Even really young children can contribute to the preparation. And when kids can get involved in the cooking process, it's likely they will eat more. Here's how kids can help:

  • Using a plastic knife or a butter knife, let kids cut the bananas in half, widthwise
  • Kids can place the popsicle stick inside the center of the banana, as well as place the bananas into an airtight container
  • With supervision, kids can spread the melted chocolate onto the nearly-frozen bananas. Be careful however, as the melted chocolate will be hot!
  • Let kids pick their favorite topping -- set up a few bowls and let them dip away!

Banana Snack Tips

This recipe for this frozen banana snack is so easy and quick, it's sure to become a favorite kids snack to make and eat. This recipe calls for three bananas which equates to six pops, but you can adjust the recipe to the number of bananas you need to make -- the ratio of bananas to chocolate is simply 1 ounce of chocolate for every half banana. Kids can also help decide which toppings to use. And you can even dip bananas in more than one! Bananas shouldn't be super-ripe before you use them in this recipe otherwise they could get mushy and fall off the stick as they defrost.

About Melting Chocolate

You'll also need to melt some chocolate. Really, any type of chocolate will do (just not unsweetened baking chocolate), but chocolate chips work really well for this purpose. There are lots of different ways to melt chocolate, the easiest and least messy way is to melt it in the microwave. Whichever way you decide to melt chocolate, use caution around your preschooler. The chocolate will be very, very hot, but also smell very, very good and look very appealing. Be sure to warn your little one that they aren't to touch the chocolate unless you are right there watching. Use a candy thermometer to help you monitor the temperature. 


  • 3 bananas, cut in half widthwise, into a total of six pieces
  • 6 popsicle sticks
  • 6 ounces chocolate chips, melted
  • Toppings for the bananas -- granola, chopped nuts, shredded coconut, sprinkles, dried fruit or crispy rice cereal -- use your imagination! There is no wrong answer!


Push a popsicle stick through the cut end of each banana. Cover either in plastic wrap or place in an airtight container and freeze until hard -- about four hours.
Using a butter knife, spread the melted chocolate on the frozen bananas. Alternatively, you can dip the bananas into the chocolate.
Dip each banana in your topping of choice and place on a piece of waxed paper.
Refreeze until you are ready to serve.

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