Frozen Banana Bites

My recipes have been incredibly simple lately because I’m moving in less than two weeks and don’t want extra ingredients lying around that I’ll have to pack and move. And you know what? Simple is good.

These frozen banana bites are so easy and so yummy. You probably already have everything you need for this in your kitchen.

If you like bananas, peanut butter and chocolate (and who doesn’t?) you’ll love, love, love them. I’ll bet this recipe would work well with other nut butters; plus, you could sprinkle crushed nuts instead of coconut if that strikes your fancy.

Frozen Banana Bites
From (never home) maker

2 large bananas
1/4 to 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips (I used Green and Black’s dark chocolate)
1/4 to 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
Sweetened coconut flakes

Set out a large plate or bowl with a piece of parchment or wax paper on it.
Cut up the bananas into good-sized chunks. Each banana should give you around 5 to 6 pieces.

Heat the peanut butter and chocolate chips in the microwave on high for about a minute. Then stir until smooth.

Dip the banana pieces in the chocolate-peanut butter mixture. Lay them out, leaving some space between them, on the parchment/wax paper. Then sprinkle the coconut flakes on top. Transfer to the freezer until hardened.

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3 Responses to Frozen Banana Bites

  1. Amber Shea @Almost Vegan June 23, 2010 at 5:38 pm #

    These look great! Anything with PB is a winner with me, and banana only sweetens the deal :]

  2. Carine January 29, 2011 at 7:46 am #

    I’ve tried this but I’ve got a problem, when my banana touches the chocolate, the chocolate starts to separate into chunks( like chocolate-water situation),It can’t coat on my bananas. What should I do?

    • Sondi Bruner January 29, 2011 at 9:40 am #

      That is so strange! It sounds like the chocolate is seizing, but I can’t tell where the water might be coming from. Are you using room temperature bananas? If your bananas are cold/frozen when you add them, there may be a little bit of moisture there that is seizing the chocolate. I would also try melting the chocolate using a very slow heat, since I’ve read that cocoa butter used in chocolate can separate if the heat’s too high. Or, you could try adding in a bit more nut butter and see if that helps. Let me know how it goes!