Frozen banana pops with a healthy cocoa-tahini coating that not only tastes great, but it is good for you. Sugar-free and a great snack option that the kids will love to help make.
You simply chop a banana into thirds and stick a paddle pop stick or skewer into the end and freeze for a few hours.
Once frozen; dip into the cocoa-tahini coating and it will set once it hits the cold banana. I allowed mine to set and then dunked it in a second time to get a good thick coating. You can simply eat like this or add a garish.
To garnish we used sesame seeds, pomegranate seeds, popped amaranth, toasted almonds and coconut. They were delicious and H had a great time making them.
You will most likely have some of the cocoa-tahini coating left over. Don’t throw it away!
Pour into chocolate moulds or a baking paper lined dish and freeze. Chop and eat straight from the freezer for a healthy chocolate snack. It’s so good and slightly adapted from this recipe here: Homemade golden rough
I think this recipe would be ideal for a birthday party. Set up a DIY bar for kids to garnish their own with whatever topping they choose. Such fun…
Frozen banana pops with a cocoa-tahini coating
- 3 bananas - or however many you like
For the cocoa coating
- 1/2 cup coconut oil
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder (unsweetened from the health food store)
- 2 tablespoons tahini
- 3 tablespoons rice malt syrup
- - toasted almonds
- - popped amaranth
- - sesame seeds
- - pomegranate seeds
- - coconut , etc
Peal and chop the banana into thirds. Stick a skewer or paddle pop stick in the end and freeze for a few hours.
To make the coating add the coconut oil to a saucepan and melt over low heat. Whisk in the remaining ingredients until combined. Allow to cook a little and add to a bowl.
Dip the banana into the cocoa mixture and allow to drip off. It will set within a few seconds. I like to dip mine in a second time so the coating is nice and thick.
Sprinkle on the garnishes if using. Eat straight away or freeze until ready to serve.
Recipe NotesI allowed my bananas to freeze for a few hours so they were not super hard. If frozen solid allow to defrost on the bench for 5 minutes if you prefer.
You will most likely have a little of the coco-tahini coating left over. Pour into chocolate moulds or a baking paper lined dish and freeze. Chop and eat straight from the freezer for a healthy chocolate snack.