These chocolate peanut butter banana bites are easy, healthy snacks made from a few simple ingredients: banana, peanut butter, and chocolate. A trio of Flavors that always goes so well together and that is perfect to fix a sweet craving with healthy ingredients.
This new healthy banana snack is inspired by my frozen snicker’s banana bites. It’s an easier, improved version that takes under 30 minutes to make and lasts weeks in the freezer.
Why You Will Love Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites
- Quick and healthy snack
- No added sugar
- The perfect combination of flavor: banana, chocolate, and peanut butter
Ingredients and Substitutions
- Bananas – The best are yellow bananas; they are sweet but still firm compared to ripe bananas that are mushy.
- Natural Peanut Butter – A fresh jar with no added oil, and no added sugar. Of course, you can be creative and use other nut butter too like cashew butter, almond butter, or even sun butter for a nut-free option.
- Dark Chocolate Chips – Depending on how sweet you love your snack, pick either semi-sweet chocolate chips, or 85% cocoa chocolate chips. The more cocoa, the bitter and less sweet the chocolate banana bites will be.
- Coconut Oil or light olive oil – This is used to melt the chocolate; it can be avoided, but the chocolate shell won’t firm up as well in the freezer.
Making Peanut Butter Banana Bites
- Peel and slice the banana into ¼-inch slices, and divide the batch into two equal halves. Lay half the banana slices onto a baking sheet or plate covered with parchment paper. Set the rest aside.
- Use a teaspoon to spread about ½ teaspoon of peanut butter in the center of each banana slice that you placed on the baking sheet.
- Pick the remaining banana slices and place one on top of each peanut butter-covered banana slice to form banana sandwiches. Place the lined baking sheet in the freezer for 20 to 30 minutes to harden.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, place the chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 30-second bursts, stirring between each burst, until the chocolate is fully melted and shiny. Hold on to frozen banana bites and dip them halfway into the melted chocolate, then return the bite on top of the baking sheet. Then, sprinkle the roasted crushed peanuts onto the melted chocolate.
Repeat until all the peanut butter banana bites have been coated with chocolate.
Freeze the plate with the chocolate covered banana bites until the chocolate is hard and set.
Expert Tips To Make Frozen Banana Bites
- Use firm bananas – Don’t use ultra-ripe bananas, they are good for eggless banana bread, but not for frozen treats.
- Play with Flavors – Swap the peanut butter for other nut butter Flavors or use different toppings like vegan white chocolate or shredded coconut to decorate.
- Double up the recipe – To make-ahead lots of healthy snacks. These banana chocolate bites last a month in the freezer in an airtight container.
- Gently melt the chocolate – This prevents the chocolate from burning. You can use a microwave for a 20-30 second burst, or a warm water bath.
- Serve with a pinch of sea salt to boost the chocolate flavor!
Damien’s Take On These Banana Bites
They’re all gone. It took less than 24 hours to have the whole batch disappear. They’re so delicious and easy to scoff down.
So it’s good that they’re quite healthy, otherwise, we’d be in trouble.
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites
- Peel the banana, then place it on a chopping board and, using a sharp knife, slice crosswise to make a slice of about 1/4 inches. I got 30 slices, 10 per banana.
- Cover a large baking sheet or plate with parchment paper to fit your freezer width. Spray cooking oil on the paper. Set aside.
- Place 15 banana slice on the baking sheet, cover each with one teaspoon of natural peanut butter then place another piece of banana on top to form a banana peanut butter bite.
- Freeze for 15-20 minutes to firm up slightly.
- In a microwave-safe bowl, melt chocolate chips and coconut oil. Set aside.
- Remove the baking sheet from the freezer, grab one banana bite, and dip it halfway into the melted chocolate.
- Return the dipped banana bite on the covered baking sheet and sprinkle chopped peanuts on the top.
- Repeat until all the peanut butter banana bites are covered with melted chocolate.
- Freeze again for an hour or until hard.
- Store in the freezer in a airtight contaienr and eat frozen.