The Nutella Challenge – Frozen Banana/Nutella Pops dipped in Coconut

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Yes, it’s that time again. One of my favorite postings for each month is the Nutella Challenge. This is our 4th installment. You can catch all of the insanely delicious previous entries here (1st Set, 2nd Set, 3rd Set) Our participants have done an amazing job each month. Be sure to stop by their blogs & say hello! Every month I say, no way are they going to get any better than this, & HELLO they do! I’m so thankful to have so many more ways to enjoy one of life little pleasures NUTELLA!

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I came up with my entry while I was doing another challenge last month The Eat on 30 Project. We were on a strict budget & The kids desperately needed a sweet treat, okay who am I kidding, I NEEDED a sweet treat & this was not only budget friendly but oh so delicious.

Are you ready? They’re FROZEN BANANAS COVERED IN NUTELLA & rolled in a snowy bed of coconut. Oh yeah, it’s a smorgasbord for your palate. You’ve got the frozen banana that gives it a nice bite, the ever so luscious Nutella, and then the texture pleasing fluffy, cold & crisp coconut. Oh baby, this one is a keeper! I gave the option of using nuts. I would have loved to have done nuts but my Miss Priss can’t have nuts because of those pesky little braces, but you feel free to get a little nutty with yours!

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What you’ll need:
6 bananas – ripe & firm
1 small jar of Nutella
12 popsicle sticks or candy sticks
1 small package of coconut (or crushed nuts if you prefer)
parchment paper

What to do:
Peel the bananas and cut them in half. Insert sticks into center of cut section (careful not to tear banana) & place them on parchment paper & immediately into freezer for about an hour until they’re firm. When bananas are ready, Place your nutella into a double boiler & heat until it’s completely melted. WHILE Nutella is melting prepare your toppings (coconut or nuts) Place enough onto a separate piece of parchment paper large enough to roll/coat bananas. WHEN Nutella is ready, remove bananas from freezer and dip them into the melted Nutella. Use a spoon if you’re having a hard time covering all of the banana. Once the banana is covered in Nutella, quickly roll it in the coconut OR nut mixture. Place the covered banana back onto parchment paper & BACK into the freezer. Continue until all bananas are done.

Allow to sit in freezer for at least an hour before enjoying!

Buon Appetito!

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45 Comments

  1. 1

    Yum… those look tasty! Will have to put my thinking cap on again for this month’s Nutella Challenge!

    • 1.1

      Thanks Jen! They were so tasty. I can’t wait to try them dipped in nuts too! As always looking forward to your Nutella post. The popcorn balls were fab!

  2. 2

    I would like you to send 1927128362846 of those to my house ASAP. kthanksbye! :)

    • 2.1

      Going to store to stock up on Bananas, Nutella & Coconut & I’ll get right on that right ; )

  3. 3

    Sometimes I just want something sweet…….and sweet this is! Just my kind of straight forward treat!

    • 3.1

      Thanks Timeless! I seem to always want something sweet and these are a great change of pace!

  4. 4

    I am making this for my girls. What is the best way to store?

    • 4.1

      Hi Miranda. I hope they love them. You can either cut back on the number of bananas you use to make less or I imagine putting them in an airtight container they would be fine in the freezer for a few days. Sadly nothing lasts very long in my house to freeze : )

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    • 5.1

      Thanks VeggieGirl. I drool everytime I see those pics. Need to pick up more bananas this week & do them again : )

  6. 6

    This is brilliant, but I think I may go for sprinkles over coconut.

  7. 7

    YUM YUM YUM!

  8. 8

    I’m impressed and will be trying that ASAP! Yummy!

    • 8.1

      Hi BananaThePoet! Thanks a bunch (tee hee, sorry couldn’t resist) Hope you dig them!

  9. 9

    I loved this when you posted it originally! One day I will get around to joining you guys in the nutella challenge!

    • 9.1

      Mardi, the more the merrier! Let me know when you’re ready & we’ll add you to the blogroll! We’d <3 for you to join us.

  10. 10

    beautiful and delicious!

  11. 11

    oh wow heaven on a stick!

    • 11.1

      Thanks Rebecca! There’s just something about those flavors together!

  12. 12

    Oy vey swoooooon….Yes to the nuts, pass on the coconut. Either way, I can’t pass these up. Mille grazie!

    • 12.1

      Ciao Amy! Nope, I certainly can’t pass them up either! Can’t wait to make them again!

  13. 13

    wow I never have nutella at home, but I might consider to buy one jar soon because of all these recipes with nutella.

    • 13.1

      You should definitely stock up! It’s a must have item in my house!

  14. 14

    Ooh. Yum. Easy and delicious!

  15. 15

    mamma mia mi stavo perdendo questa delizia!!!

  16. 16

    OH MY…my nieces would just love these and they’re so pretty.

    • 16.1

      Thanks Michelle! They were enjoyed by little kids & big kids alike in my house ; )

  17. 17

    Those look great. I just posted my Nutella Challenge for the month – Nutella Pie Crust Cresents!

    http://plainchicken.blogspot.com/2009/11/nutella-pie-crust-crescents.html

  18. 18
    Camille /

    OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. 19

    Containing three natural sugars – sucrose, fructose and glucose combined with fiber,
    a banana gives an instant, sustained and substantial boost of energy.
    Research has proven that just two bananas provide enough energy for a strenuous 90-minute workout.
    No wonder the banana is the number one fruit with the world’s leading athletes.
    But energy isn’t the only way a banana can help us keep fit.
    regards

  20. 20

    Such a simple idea – that’s great!! I actually got my challenge done before the very end of the month this time – LOL!

  21. 21

    May I taste it?

  22. 22
    Bandit a la mode /

    nom nom nom!

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    Deb da Amazon /

    Hey Paula, I don’t know if anyone’s given you this tip, but if you cut the un-peeled bananas in half and put the stick in before gently peeling, they’re a little easier to work with and less chance of tearing through. I LOVE frozen banana treats, but I’ve never tried Nutella on them. I bet the coconut would ROCK if it was toasted first, that way you get the nuttiness without actual nuts.

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    Jen W /

    I made these last week and they were delicious, but I had trouble with the melted Nutella after I dipped the first banana – the nutella got all gunky and then I couldn’t get it to stick to the next banana. Any tips to stop this from happening?

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    Wynn /

    Hi I was thinking about making these for my sons sock monkey themed party. Will this be okay of it was sitting out I’n room temperature ?

    • 25.1

      Hi Wynn, I’ve not ever had them last very long sitting out (they disappear quickly) but it’s worth a shot : )

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    chefme /

    thanks for the tips great idea just finished making and they were so good now im stuck making them for everyone at christmas :P i was thinking toothpick with thick slice i also used pinapple with the banana it was equally as good i think . o and i couldnt find coconut so i crused up frozen candy and mixed that with almonds to cover

    Thanks again for your recipe

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