I made you a summer snack.
It's cold and chocolatey yet still sliiiightly healthy and I'm going to be eating it all summer long.
It's hot outside and only getting hotter, but I'm embracing it in every way. These little chocolate peanut butter frozen banana bites help too.
They're perfect for an all-out dessert. Or for a little sweet bite to hold you over during afternoon tummy-rumbles or late-night sugar cravings.
They're also good for almost anybody, including people (like Adam) who say they don't like bananas. He definitely liked these.
The base recipe is only 4 ingredients, but I highly encourage going crazy with the toppings.
I went with sprinkles, roasted peanuts, and shredded coconut.
You could also use crushed up oreos, crushed up candy bars, or even chia seeds, if you want to be healthy. But we're eating frozen bananas! So cover 'em with whatever your heart desires.
The peanut butter is also totally optional, but I'm sort of crazy about the chocolate/peanut butter/banana combination.
The key to chocolate dipping recipe success is to have all your ingredients set-up and ready to go.
The other key is to embrace the huge mess you are about to make and celebrate by licking the chocolate off your fingers.
These would be fun to make with kids!
Or with your girlfriends.
Or by yourself at 9:00pm so you can eat
seven three of them for breakfast the next morning.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Banana Bites
2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons coconut oil or other neutral oil
1 tablespoon peanut butter
3 bananas, peeled and sliced
dry roasted peanuts, chopped
Directions:Melt peanut butter, coconut oil, and chocolate chips in a small saucepan over medium low heat. Remove from stove as soon as chocolate melts.
Slice banana and prepare other toppings by arranging in separate bowls or plates.
Working quickly, use two forks to dip each banana slice into the chocolate mixture, then sprinkle with toppings. (I tried dipping the chocolate bananas into the toppings, but found it to be too messy!)
Place completed banana bites on a rack or cookie sheet lined with wax paper.
Freeze immediately for at least one hour. After banana bites are frozen, you may remove them from the rack/cookie sheet and keep them in ziplock bags in the freezer.
Adapted from The Kitchn. (See for more how-to pictures)
- To make vegan, use vegan chocolate chips
- To make paleo, use dark chocolate chips and almond butter instead of peanut butter, or omit entirely.