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3 Ingredient Chocolate Covered Banana Coins – Quick and Easy Copycat Trader Joe’s Recipe

We had a Curious George themed birthday party for Mr. Little V (find the details here) and of course bananas had to make an appearance. Now, if you are not familiar with Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas, you are missing something in life. I am not a huge fan of bananas and only consume them because they are good for you and are a great source of potassium. That is pretty much it…we (me and banana) are not exactly in a mushy relationship, no pun intended. But Gone Bananas are literally that – you go bananas over these bananas…you get the point right? I am sorry…Trader Joe’s Gone Bananas are made with kluai hom bananas from Thailand and Belgian dark chocolate.

If you live in a small college town with no Trader Joe’s store in a 100 mile radius, you become a copycat and make this recipe. This copycat recipe is super simple, just 3 ingredients and comes together rather quickly, though there is some wait involved. Here goes the run down:


Bananas – 2, sliced into ½ inch thick slices

Good quality dark chocolate chips – 2 cups

Unsalted butter – 4 tablespoon


Layer a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Place the banana slices on the cookie sheet and put the tray in the freezer until the bananas are frozen, about an hour.

In a glass or ceramic bowl, put the chocolate chips and the butter. Microwave the chocolate chips and butter for 30 seconds and then stir. Keep microwaving and stirring (with a rubber or silicone spatula) in 10 second bursts until all the chocolate is melted and smooth. Let it cool.

Once the bananas are frozen, take them out of the freezer. Take one banana slice at a time and dip it into the cooled chocolate to completely coat it. Set each slice carefully back on the cookie sheet. Repeat until all the slices are coated with chocolate. Put the slices back in the freezer for another hour for the chocolate to harden and set. Serve frozen.

Love – Vaishali


Do not overheat the chocolate, otherwise it might cease or dry up. If that happens, add a few drops of very hot water until the chocolate is smooth and shiny again.

Serve frozen or at least super-chilled. If not frozen, the bananas become mushy and the chocolate coins do not taste good. Please do not ask how I know that.

Use coconut oil instead of butter to make this dish healthier and vegan.

Tools used:

Cookie sheet

Knife and chopping board

Glass bowl

Measuring cups and spoons


  1. Pracreation

    August 12, 2018 at 12:40 am

    This recipe is so simple, I would definitely try this!

    1. Vaishali

      July 24, 2019 at 10:24 am

      Yes, simple and yummy!

  2. Danielle Lavoie

    August 12, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    What a great idea! Super easy to make and they look delicious 🙂

  3. Cassie

    August 12, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    Yumm! Such a simple low-calorie dessert to tame my sugar cravings.

    1. Vaishali

      July 24, 2019 at 10:25 am

      You, it’s fruit with just a little bit of chocolate after all.

  4. Brie

    August 12, 2018 at 9:21 pm

    I wish I would have seen this recipie before I left for the grocery store. This looks delicious.

    1. Elizabeth O

      July 23, 2019 at 4:23 pm

      What an amazing recipe..This would be perfect for a quick snack anytime of the day.

  5. Serena Millet

    August 12, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    I love the trader Joe’s chocolate covered bananas. I’ll have to try this recipe out to save some money!

  6. Ashli Ferguson

    April 30, 2019 at 10:12 am

    These looks amazing and so easy!! I’m gonna have to make some to keep as a sweet snack!

    1. Vaishali

      April 30, 2019 at 10:15 am

      Yup, that’s the best part – super easy to make and a healthier choice to satisfy a sweet craving..:)

  7. Lorita | Ting and Things

    April 30, 2019 at 10:31 am

    these look heavenly and easy to make! I’ll try these out!

  8. kathleen betancourt

    April 30, 2019 at 11:41 am

    omg this seriously looks SO good!

  9. Brandon Carter

    April 30, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    These look simple and delicious!

  10. meg

    April 30, 2019 at 9:30 pm

    banana and chocolate, a great combo!

  11. Hackytips

    May 1, 2019 at 12:26 pm

    Yum 🙂 Banana recipes taste better always.

  12. Neil Alvin Nicerio

    May 1, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Wow! I can surely create this one at home.

  13. Simerbir Singh

    May 1, 2019 at 7:30 pm

    This looks so delicious. Thanks for sharing.

  14. Debyani

    May 1, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    These look amazing and I am sure taste even better

  15. dallas newborn photographer

    May 1, 2019 at 10:47 pm

    Wow these look amazing. I can’t wait to try them!

  16. Nursery rhymes girl

    May 2, 2019 at 12:11 am

    A man is really lucky to have a foody wify 🙂 Thanks for writing for us.We always follow your recipes 🙂

    1. Vaishali

      May 2, 2019 at 9:17 am

      Ha ha. Thank you so much.

  17. Qarrey

    May 2, 2019 at 1:10 am

    Gonna try these ingredients one of these days.
    Looks sweet and simple too

    1. Vaishali

      May 2, 2019 at 9:17 am

      Thank You and yes, simple and healthier option to satisfy that sweet tooth.

  18. Mehr Ali

    May 2, 2019 at 3:01 am

    Yummy banana coins. ha ha ha

  19. maysz

    May 2, 2019 at 5:32 am

    Chocolate and banana? Nice I would love to try this! it looks yum and easy to make can’t wait to try this!

    1. Vaishali

      May 2, 2019 at 9:18 am

      Thanks Maysz…and yeah super easy to make and ingredients are what we usually have lying around in the kitchen.

  20. Blairvillanueva

    May 3, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Oh wow you did it! You are so creative and resourceful to copy Trader’s Joe. Hahaha these are yummy!

  21. Anagha

    May 5, 2019 at 5:13 am

    That’s an interesting recipe with few ingredients. Kids would love to have it.

  22. Blake Ancell

    May 5, 2019 at 9:21 am

    These look so delicious! Yum!

  23. Djebe

    May 6, 2019 at 11:17 am

    chocolate and banana is a great combo and one the kiddos would love love love

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