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Monkey Tails (Chocolate Covered Bananas) Recipe

These Monkey Tails (chocolate covered bananas) are so easy to make! They make a great "healthier" snack that the kids will love to help you put together.
Prep Time1 hr 10 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Banana, banana dessert, banana recipe, Healthy Dessert
Servings: 12
Calories: 239kcal


  • skewers
  • Baking Sheet
  • Wax Paper
  • Microwave Safe Bowl


  • 6 large bananas
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 2 teaspoons coconut oil
  • 12 6" skewers or popsicle sticks
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped nuts
  • 2 Tablespoons coconut optional


  • Insert a skewer (or popsicle stick) into the cut end of each banana. Place each banana on a baking sheet covered with a non-stick mat (or wax paper). Freeze for 1-2 hours, or until your bananas are frozen.
  • In a microwaveable bowl, mix together chocolate chips and vegetable oil. Microwave for 30 seconds, then remove and stir. Continue microwaving in 30-second intervals and stirring until the chocolate is completely smooth.
  • Remove your bananas from the freezer. One at a time, dip each banana in the chocolate mixture and sprinkle with your favorite toppings, holding it above a plate and rotating it slowly so there are toppings covering the entire banana.
  • Place each banana back on the non-stick mat and cookie sheet and return to the freezer until the chocolate is firm (about 30 minutes).


*We tried rolling the bananas in the toppings, and it made the toppings a chocolatey mess - we found sprinkling the toppings while rotating them was the easiest way to do it.
*Store un-eaten monkey tails in a freezer-safe bag in the freezer for up to 30 days.


Calories: 239kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 33mg | Potassium: 415mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 41IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 96mg | Iron: 1mg