Cacao Banana Pops Recipe
Beat the heat with these super healthy, mineral-rich and refined sugar-free chocolate covered bananas. You'll be amazed at how easy it is to make the chocolate yourself!
8 small, ripe Bananas
1/2 cup Navitas Organics Cacao Butter
2 Tbsp Coconut Oil
3 Tbsp Agave
6½ Tbsp Navitas Organics Cacao Powder
Pinch Sea Salt
8 Popsicle Sticks
Navitas Organics Cacao Nibs
Navitas Organics Goji Berries
Navitas Organics Goldenberries (chopped)
Navitas Organics Hemp Seeds
Flaky Finishing Salt (such as Maldon)
Peel bananas, cut them in half, and stick a popsicle stick into the cut side of each one. Lay flat in a large resealable bag and freeze.
Once frozen, line a sheet pan, plate or cutting board that will fit in the freezer with parchment paper. (You can put a rubber band around the edges to keep it in place.)
Melt the cacao butter, coconut oil and agave in a small saucepan over low heat, whisking until combined.
Remove from heat, add the cacao powder and salt, and whisk together.
Pour the chocolate into a narrow cup for ease of dipping, if you wish.
Dip each banana into the melted chocolate and sprinkle on desired toppings before the chocolate hardens.
Place the bananas on the parchment and freeze until the chocolate is hard, about one hour.
Store in a large sealable bag in the freezer. Enjoy!
*You will likely have leftover chocolate. You can pour it onto a small baking sheet lined with parchment and freeze to make chocolate bark, or save it and use it as a magic shell chocolate sauce!
Submitted by Meredith Rosenbluth, Navitas Organics Product Marketing Manager