Banana cake pops upside down on a black tray with colorful, striped treat sticks.
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Banana Cake Pops

If you especially love recipes with real banana added in, then you will absolutely love this one. Step out of the box with a sweet treat inspired by another all-star dessert: banana bread! This is one of the best single-serving desserts for any type of occasion and this recipe takes them a step further by adding a dark chocolate coating.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Chill Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 22 minutes
Servings 36 cake pops (approximately)
Calories 115kcal
Author Joss D

Equipment

Ingredients

For the Cake Pops:

  • 2 ripe bananas, peeled and mashed
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 ½ cups flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • ¾ cup sugar

For the Coating:

  • 300 grams dark chocolate
  • Chopped nuts

Instructions

  • Lightly oil the inside of the cake pop maker and then plug it in. Note that it doesn't require a long time to pre-heat.
  • Mix the mashed bananas, melted butter, egg, and vanilla extract in a bowl.
  • Sift together flour, baking soda, and sugar. Add to the banana mixture and mix until smooth.
  • Pour some batter into the cake pop maker holes (fill them about 1mm from the top). With a thick batter, it is easier to use a spoon than a piping bag. Bake them for around 3-4 minutes, until golden brown (you can test with a toothpick). Repeat with the remaining batter. Once cool, you can remove any excess cake that leaked around the edges of the balls.
  • Place a metal bowl over a pot of simmering water and add the chocolate (make sure it's low heat). Melt it completely until smooth and shiny.
  • Insert the end of a cake pop stick in the chocolate and then into the cake pop. Repeat for all of the cake pops. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to seal the stick to the cake pop.
  • Insert each cake pop in the bowl with the melted chocolate (you may need to heat it again), and cover it completely. Sprinkle with chopped nuts.
  • Let them sit for 30 minutes or until the chocolate hardens.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

A helpful step by step for this recipe: How to Use a Cake Pop Maker

Nutrition

Calories: 115kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 0.6mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1.3mg