Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Dark Chocolate Banana Dipping Sauce

3 WWPP Posted by 8 years ago 26 Comments


Sorry, I’m a little excited. I whipped up this chocolate dipping sauce as an experiment for my waffles this morning and it came out better then I expected. It will be awesome as a dip for strawberries. Here’s the story. . .

The little guy and I decided on waffles this morning. So I whipped up a batch of quick whole grain banana pancake mix as I had some overripe bananas on hand. We use this recipe in the waffle iron all the time. Dark Chocolate Banana Dipping SauceWhile cooking, I glanced online for other ideas to use up the rest of the brown bananas and I came across Thinking Outside the Loaf: What To Do With Overripe Bananas. They talk about melting them in the microwave. Before I even finished the article, I jumped up and made the chocolate sauce.

It wasn’t as smooth as I thought it would be but I’m thinking my banana wasn’t actually ripe enough. Either way, it was absolute chocolaty yumminess. I sat in the kitchen dipping waffle piece after waffle piece wondering why I haven’t thought of this before.

Dark Chocolate Banana Dipping Sauce - step 1

Peel the banana and place in a microwave safe dish.

Nuke it for a minute. It will look like this.

Dark Chocolate Banana Dipping Sauce - step 3

mix it up. . .

Dark Chocolate Banana Dipping Sauce - step 4

Add the cocoa and vanilla. If it’s too thick add water at an ounce at a time. I used 1oz. Pop back into the microwave for 30 second.

Dark Chocolate Banana Dipping Sauce - step 5

Whisk to help remove any lumps then dip away! :)

Dark Chocolate Banana Dipping Sauce - step 6

The little guy wanted nothing to do with it. He enjoyed his waffled with low sugar jelly. Honestly, I didn’t force the issue as I kind of wanted it all for myself. ;~P

Dark Chocolate Banana Dipping Sauce - RyanDark Chocolate Banana Dipping Sauce - my bite

Here’s nutrition information for the whole batch.

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
115 1g 4g old: 2 new: 3
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
15g 0g 28g 2g

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    January 10, 2010

    yum - chocolate! I am going to try this...thanks!


    January 10, 2010

    O. M. G.!!!!!! I feel a psychic wave coming over me...Yup, it's saying that this will be my new addiction! Thank You Roni!!! Now, does anybody know how to turn green bananas to brown...really fast??? It'll be torture waiting!!!


    January 10, 2010

    That looks really good & its so low in calories. Can't wait to try, but you're right.. strawberries would be GREAT with that!

    Laura E

    January 10, 2010

    Wow, that looks amazing. I can't wait to try it either! Andrea: I've heard that putting a banana with an apple in a brown paper bag and letting it sit(overnight I'm guessing..?)ripens the banana fast. I've never actually tried it though!


    January 10, 2010

    Andrea- Closing them in a brown paper bag will do it with a quickness! It takes a full day or two for a greenish one to get really brown when in the bag. The bag holds in all the ethylene gas, which speeds the ripening. You can through other fruits in the bag with the banana, and the ethylene gas will ripen them as well! Fun fact: the brown is a sign that the antioxidant levels have risen Yay!


    January 10, 2010

    Just made it, and ate it all with a spoon. No dippers...soooo good for about 100 calories. It was a great snack! Thank you!


    January 10, 2010

    wow! i have 2 24-oz yogurt tubs full of pieces of frozen ripe bananas in my freezer; i keep them to make smoothies but have not been eating smoothies now that it's winter. i'm thinking i'll have to see how this works with my frozen nanners. timely recipe for me; i was just thinking about brownies but this sounds better. thanks!

    Angie (Losing It and Loving It)

    January 10, 2010

    Sounds absolutely yummy! I have a few bananas that might work and I was actually just in the kitchen thinking about what I might have for breakfast tomorrow. Hmmmm


    January 10, 2010

    Mmmmmm this was great. I dipped apples in mine!


    January 11, 2010

    This looks fabulous! I'll definitely keep this in mind. Andrea, to turn your bananas brown faster... put them in a brown paper bag and in a window seal that has plenty of sun. It will ripen them faster. Hope that helps.


    January 11, 2010

    Yum. Must go buy chocolate now so I can try this!!


    January 11, 2010

    fyi it worked just fine with the bananas i had in the freezer :)

    Sara in Austin

    January 12, 2010

    Have you seen this recipe? I'm thinking there's a 2 ingredient chocolate ice cream in the making, too....


    January 12, 2010

    Hi Sara! SO funny! I made something similar awhile back. . . You could totally skip the yogurt for a 2 ingredient ice cream treat!


    January 12, 2010

    This is great, every time I buy bananas it seems they go "fruit fly" bad in this house (we aren't the biggest banana fans, you see). This gives me a reason to buy bananas because I have a 1 lb chocolate Santa sitting in my kitchen that needs to disappear slowly, as opposed to fast i.e. during a movie.


    January 12, 2010

    Yum, that's the right way to enjoy a banana! Ha ha... I will definitely try it. I LOVE chocolate dipped strawberries and this would be a healthier alternative.


    January 12, 2010

    smart...have some bananas and will try this in a few days!!


    January 17, 2010

    Yes, Roni, this was awesome, used frozen bananas---might try it in the Magic Bullet to get more of the lumps out.


    January 17, 2010

    Sonja - I was thinking the same thing but I didn't want to dirty it that day. lol Let me know how it comes out!


    January 18, 2010

    Hi Roni! I've been a reader for a while but never commented. I just wanted to say I tried the dipping sauce last night and LOVED it!! I'll definitely be repeating this many times in the future! It was yummy with apple slices. :) I'm purchasing a hand blender today...maybe I'll try to make the mixture smoother with that?? Thanks for the simple and yummy recipe!


    January 28, 2010

    I did try it in the Magic Bullet and it was awesome on fresh California strawberries from California--served it as birthday dessert for my husband. We all loved it.


    April 21, 2010

    I made this today with a regular (not brown) banana and microwaved for 2 minutes instead of one... and then I ate it with a fork. Good stuff.


    September 19, 2010

    I have eaten this 2 days in a row. Yesterday with oatmeal pancakes from smitten kitchen. Today I added peanut butter to it and ate it with apple slices. It is so good! My girls 3 and 8 also like it!


    March 25, 2012

    I tried this and it was soooooooo good! Thank you!

    Perzen Patel

    January 19, 2014

    Hey! This looks like a super recipe - am interested to know whether this dip would stay in a dip like consistency for a day or two? Or does the chocolate solidify and it needs to be heated? Have you tried storing it in a fridge - I ask as am looking at putting it in some gift baskets for a baby shower and was hoping it would stay in its liquid form for a while longer.


      January 20, 2014

      Honestly Perzen, I've always just made and ate it. Not sure how it will store. I'm guessing not a good idea with the banana.