These frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Bites are the perfect frozen treat to have on hand when those little sweet tooth cravings, without reaching for the ice cream!
With summer on its way and snack season in full session in our house, one thing our oldest is always asking for when it's getting hotter is ice cream. Don't get me wrong, we all love ice cream, but sometimes it's nice to have an alternative to ice cream that's just a little bit healthier but still satisfies our daughter's sweet tooth.
That is where my chocolate-covered banana bites come into play! These are simple to make and take no time at all, but they are like eating little frozen bonbons without actually eating a bonbon. This recipe couldn't be easier to make. Like, for real, even those who don't cook at all, the ones who can burn water from boiling it. They can make this recipe.
Several stores now actually sell these in the frozen food section. However, there are a few reasons why I choose to make them myself.
1. I can choose the ingredients - Yes, it's just bananas and chocolate, but not all chocolate is created equally. If you've ever looked at the package of something with chocolate, it often lists various ingredients in the chocolate, including possible peanuts, dairy, and even corn syrup. No, thank you.
I always use Enjoy Life chocolate when I am reaching for using chocolate in a recipe. Not only are they top 8 allergen-free, but their chocolate tastes delicious!
2. Fresh is always best - We all know bananas can be finicky and either be not fully ripe or on the verge of only being used for banana bread. I love using bananas when they are perfectly ripe, and then once they are covered and in the freezer, they turn into perfect little bites.
3. It's cheaper - Come on, we all know how expensive snacks can be and how fast kids go through them! So when I can make so much more for less than the cost of buying a little box, sign me up!
People either love or hate bananas. When frozen, bananas take on a texture similar to ice cream. I know this sounds crazy, but it's true.
People throw away a lot of bananas because they get overripe. Don't let this happen again, and make a batch of these because you will thank yourself later when your sweet tooth hits.
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What do I need to make banana bites?
- Bananas – Fresh
- Dark Chocolate Chips – Regular chocolate chips also work here.
- Coconut Oil – This helps thin the chocolate and makes it easier to dip the bananas.
How to make chocolate covered banana bites
- Prepping your bananas - Peel and slice your bananas into about ¼ inch slices.
- Line baking sheets with parchment paper and lay the banana slices on the parchment paper.
- Let the bananas freeze for a few minutes to make them easier to handle while preparing the chocolate.
- Melt your chocolate - Add the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil to a small bowl. Microwave for one minute, stir. Microwave for another 30 seconds. Continue stirring and microwaving until all of the chocolate is melted – this shouldn’t take more than two minutes total!
- Take your frozen bananas and dip them into the melted chocolate. Place them back on the baking sheet. Continue until all bites have been covered, and then place them back into the freezer to harden again, about 15-20 minutes.
- Time to enjoy!
If you love bonbons but want a healthier alternative, give these little bites of heaven a try and let me know what you think!
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Chocolate Covered Banana Bites
- 4-5 Bananas
- 1 12 OZ Chocolate I use Enjoy Life
- Peel and slice the bananas into about ¼ inch thick slices. Thinner slices of bananas become more solid once they are frozen.
- Put the chocolate into the bowl of a double boiler and allow it to melt while stirring occasionally.
- Once the chocolate has melted, remove the bowl of chocolate from the double boiler and use a chocolate fork, or just two plain forks, and dip the pieces of banana into the chocolate to coat.
- Put the dipped banana pieces on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.
- Repeat steps 3 and 4 until all of the bananas are coated.
- Once all of the bananas are coated with the chocolate, place the bananas into the freezer for about 20 minutes, or until the chocolate has hardened.
- When the bananas are frozen, put them into a sealed storage container in the freezer.
- Enjoy these whenever you get a sweet tooth!
Originally Posted 05/14/2019