Frozen Chocolate Monkey Treats Recipe
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Frozen Chocolate Monkey Treats Recipe

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Everyone needs a fun, friendly way for kids to play with food. These “bites” are nutty and yummy when you coat bananas in chocolate and dip them into peanuts, sprinkles or coconut. —Susan Hein, Burlington, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES:18 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing
MAKES: 18 servings


  • 3 medium bananas
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) dark chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons shortening
  • Toppings: chopped peanuts, toasted flaked coconut and/or colored jimmies

Nutritional Facts

1 treat (calculated without toppings) equals 72 calories, 4 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, trace sodium, 10 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 fat, 1/2 starch


  1. Cut each banana into six pieces (about 1 in.). Insert a toothpick into each piece; transfer to a waxed paper-lined baking sheet. Freeze until completely firm, about 1 hour.
  2. In a microwave, melt chocolate and shortening; stir until smooth. Dip banana pieces in chocolate mixture; allow excess to drip off. Dip in toppings as desired; return to baking sheet. Freeze at least 30 minutes before serving. Yield: 1-1/2 dozen.
Editor's Note: To toast coconut, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until golden brown, stirring occasionally.
Originally published as Frozen Chocolate Monkey Treats in Taste of Home June/July 2014

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Reviewed Jul. 29, 2014

"I didn't let the banana bites freeze until complete firm (as the recipe instructed), and so they started thawing as I was dipping them into the chocolate and were falling off the toothpicks! Next time I make them I'll be sure to let them freeze longer. Apart from my not following instructions, these were fun and easy to make...and yummy!"

Reviewed Jun. 4, 2014

"These are so much fun! We love the frozen chocolate banana bites from Trader Joe's but now we can make our own!"

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