Frozen banana cups with dark chocolate are the perfect healthy snacks when you crave sweet!
I share another healthy recipe with banana. Normally I don’t eat very sweet bananas, I like to eat them firm and not too sweet. But now I use ripe and sweet bananas as I use banana as a natural sweetener in my recipe. Interestingly, I don’t prefer eating extra dark chocolate with 82% cacao which is too bitter for me. However, as I want to make a healthy recipe, I use sweet bananas and dark chocolate with 82% cacao. When they become together I eat them with pleasure. Dark chocolate balances the sweetness of the bananas and makes these cups healthy-quilt free.
Making chocolate cups are very easy to make although they look enticing. I have shared how to make them before in my Mini Chocolate Caramel Cups. In that recipe, I’ve used more chocolate to balance the sweet caramel. In this recipe, I use less chocolate but generous amount of bananas. Again, I use small cupcake papers.
This recipe is so easy that you can make it any time you want to eat something healthy. Just cover the cupcake liners with melted chocolate, spoon the smashed bananas, and cover the top with melted chocolate again. That’s all!
Let’s see the steps.
First, I melt the chocolate. I put 1 teaspoon of chocolate into the cupcake papers. I use back of my spoon to cover the sides with chocolate. If there are some uncovered parts, I put some more melted chocolate to the sides with my spoon. I cover the sides properly and make sure there is enough chocolate at the bottom. You shouldn’t see the paper at the bottom.
After I cover all the cupcake liners, I put them in the fridge to let the chocolate set. Then I peel the bananas, slice them, put on a plate and start to smash with my fork. (Although these cups taste nice with plain smashed bananas, if you like, you can add ground cinnamon to your smashed bananas, or any other herb that you like at this point.)
After smashing, I take the cupcake liners from the fridge as they set. I put 1 tablespoon of smashed bananas inside the liners. Then I pour melted chocolate over the smashed bananas and spread the chocolate with my spoon to cover them. I keep them in the freezer at least 3 hours. After 3 hours, the bananas become cold and silky soft. If you want to eat them very cold, let them freeze for 5-6 hours.
I garnish the top with dried banana chips that I cut into pieces.
Enjoy these healthy cups!
You can easily make these healthy 2 ingredient frozen banana cups when you crave sweet!
- 2 large ripe bananas
- 180 g (6 oz) dark chocolate 82% cacao
- dried banana2-3 slices
Melt the chocolate over bain marie:Place the chopped chocolate into a heat proof bowl that sits over a pan of simmering water. Stir often. Melt the chocolate in the oven: Place the chopped chocolate into an ovenproof dish. When the chocolate starts melting, stir the chocolate. Stir as needed.
Take out 10 small cupcake papers. Put 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate into the cupcake papers. Using back of a spoon, cover the sides with chocolate. If there are some uncovered parts, use more melted chocolate to cover the sides. Put the cupcake liners in the fridge to let the chocolate set.
Peel the bananas and slice them. Put the slices on a plate and start to smash with a fork.
When the chocolate sets, take the cupcake liners from the fridge and put 1 tablespoon of smashed bananas into them. Pour melted chocolate over the smashed bananas and spread the chocolate with the back of a spoon. Freeze at least 3 hours for a cold but silky texture. If you want, you can garnish the top with chopped dried bananas.
If you like to add other flavors, you can taste your bananas with cinnamon. You can add ground cinnamon to your smashed bananas and mix well.
The calorie information above is an estimate that is provided by an online nutrition calculator.