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Chocolate-covered banana hearts made with only two ingredients are a great treat for kids to help make and eat.

Need a quick easy treat to make with your kids or grandkids? Try chocolate-covered banana hearts! Cutting the bananas into little heart shapes is the perfect task for kids and dipping them in chocolate is a simple way to dress them up (add sprinkles to the chocolate before it sets if you like). When the project is over, you can eat it!

I made these a few years ago when I did a co-op preschool with other moms. It was part of our snack to go along with some Valentine’s activities. The kids loved them and I’ve made them a few times a year ever since. They are really delicious frozen, too.

Enjoy this simple treat from my kitchen to yours.

Chocolate covered banana hearts made with only two ingredients and are a great treats for kids to help make and eat.

Tips and Tricks for Making Chocolate-Covered Banana Hearts:

  • You can use whatever chocolate you like. I used Ghirardelli melting wafers because they are so easy to use and aren’t fussy (but taste amazing).
  • Bananas are so easy to cut! Get the kids involved, because they can use a butter knife.
  • If your chocolate starts to thicken up while you’re dipping, just melt it a little more. Sometime the moisture form the banana makes the chocolate get thick quickly.
  • I saved all the funny scraps of banana that I had leftover from cutting the heart shapes. I just threw them in a container in my freezer and then tossed them in a smoothie the next day.

Can you freeze chocolate covered bananas?

Yes! These are just as good frozen or cold as they are at room temperature. They thaw quickly too, so if they are too hard for little mouths, it only takes a few minutes for them to warm up.

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Chocolate Covered Banana Hearts


  • Author: Melissa Griffiths - Bless this Mess
  • Prep Time: 20 min
  • Cook Time: 0 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 dozen bite sized hearts 1x

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Chocolate-covered banana hearts made with only two ingredients are great treats for kids to help make and eat.


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Ingredients

  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 8 ounces of chocolate
  • Sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Peel and cut the bananas into circles.
  2. Cut the banana slices into hearts by cutting the bottom to make it pointy and then cutting a ‘v’ into the top.
  3. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler or in the microwave.
  4. Dip the banana hearts in the chocolate, one at a time. Fish them out with a fork and tap the fork on the edge of the bowl to remove any extra chocolate.
  5. Place dipped hearts on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper.
  6. Repeat until all your hearts are covered, reheating the chocolate as needed.
  7. Decorate with sprinkles if you like.
  8. Refrigerate until you are ready to serve. These are also great frozen.
  9. Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to two days. Freeze for longer storage.

Notes

  • You can use whatever chocolate you like. I used Ghirardelli melting wafers because they are so easy to use and aren’t fussy (but taste amazing).
  • Bananas are so easy to cut! Get the kids involved – they can use a butter knife.
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: No Bake
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: easy chocolate dessert, healthy chocolate dessert, chocolate covered bananas, how to make chocolate covered bananas, chocolate covered fruit, no bake chocolate dessert

Love these chocolate-covered bananas? You might also like these simple chocolate desserts and Valentine’s treats:

And here are some of my favorite Valentine’s craft ideas:

I hope you make time to make these over the weekend with your kids!

Life on the Farm:

We drove about 15 minutes farther up the mountains a few times in the past few weeks to take the kids sledding. Getting 5 kids dressed, gloved, and ready to sled is so much work but once we get there, they’ll stay for hours! Thomas is the best dad and makes awesome runs, tunnels, and jumps. The snow here was at least 4 feet deep and really hard to get around in. So we tramped down paths and if the kids wanted to get somewhere beyond the path they would roll around and around instead of standing and sinking up to their middles. It was pretty fun to watch. I’ve always loved the water and I don’t even mind if it’s in the form of snow.

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    1. Bahaha! Yes. She said that and “cooking”. So I have branched out – and honestly when you live in 400 square feet, cleaning is quick (so is the mess making though!)

    1. I love doing the group preschool thing! It’s cheap (free!), it’s fun, and it was a great way for me to meet other women since they started the Monday after we moved into our house!

      I just plan on Henry helping out and doing everything the kids are doing. If we are doing a craft or worksheet I just make sure to have everything for him too. He loves it even if he is just coloring on the paper while the kids are working on writing.

      Kimball takes a nap for most of it, and when he isn’t napping he just plays on the floor. The kids love him!

      It has worked out really well for me and even with having my other kids around.

  1. deb c }i{

    I made these(well I didn’t make the cute heart shapes) a few years ago…..I put them into the freezer and had my own little midnight indulgent snack now and then. Somehow I forgot about them(how?) and they proceeded to get buried like most things do in a freezer. About a month ago I found the bag of a dozen or so….after the house had gone to sleep for the night I happily put them in my belly. They were still awesome!

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I’m Melissa, and I want to help you feed your family wholesome food.

As a hobby farmer and mom of five, I’m all about keeping it simple in the kitchen. I want healthy meals that feed my family well, and then I want to get back to my (messy) life. Let’s work together to find something yummy for your dinner table.

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