These frozen chocolate-covered peanut butter banana bites are not only delicious, but they also make for the perfect healthy warm weather treat. With just a few simple ingredients, you can have a batch of these tasty bites ready to enjoy whenever you want. And the best part? Two bites contain less than 100 calories!
A Favorite Recipe for Summer
Recipes don’t have to be complicated to be amazing, and these chocolate peanut butter banana bites prove just that. They are one of my favorite recipes of the summer, and for good reason. They are the perfect after-dinner treat, especially when you’re craving a little chocolate. And let’s be real here, who doesn’t crave chocolate almost every night? It’s a guilty pleasure that we can’t resist!
Not only are these bites delicious, but they are also a great way to bring your kids into the kitchen with you. Both this recipe and my chocolate covered banana pops are fun and easy to make. So why not get your little ones involved and make some sweet memories this summer?
Are Bananas and Peanut Butter Good for You?
YES! It’s time to set the record straight about fruit. Fruit is good for you, plain and simple. It’s packed with essential vitamins and minerals that our bodies need. And let’s not forget how amazing it tastes! Yes, fruit does contain sugar, but it’s natural sugar that is accompanied by fiber and other beneficial nutrients. So, don’t believe the myth that fruit is bad for you. It’s nature’s candy, after all!
When it comes to bananas and peanut butter, this combination is a winner for a snack or dessert. It ticks all the boxes for a balanced treat. The peanut butter provides healthy fats and protein, while the banana adds a good dose of fiber. So, go ahead and enjoy these bites guilt-free!
What Do You Need to Make Peanut Butter Banana Bites?
To make these delicious treats, you’ll need just a few simple ingredients:
- Bananas – fresh and ripe
- Peanut Butter – opt for natural peanut butter without any added oils or sugar
- Dark Chocolate Chips – regular chocolate chips work well too
- Coconut Oil – helps thin the chocolate for easy dipping
Let’s Get Dipping!
Once you have assembled all the necessary ingredients, it’s time to start making your banana bites. Start by slicing the bananas into bite-sized pieces. Then, spread a dollop of peanut butter onto one banana slice and top it with another. Press them together gently to create a banana “sandwich.”
Next, melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil together until smooth and creamy. Dip each banana bite halfway into the melted chocolate mixture and place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Once all the bites are coated, transfer the baking sheet to the freezer and let them harden for about 15 minutes.
Helpful Tip: Keep Them Frozen
To ensure that your banana bites stay firm and delicious, I recommend using two platters or baking sheets. This way, you can take out only half of the frozen bites at a time. If you try to take them all out together, they might start to thaw and become slippery before you have a chance to dip them in the chocolate.
Love Peanut Butter and Banana? Try These!
If you’re a fan of the classic combination of peanut butter and banana, then you’ll love these recipes:
- Peanut Butter Protein Shake
- Banana Peanut Butter Baked Oatmeal Cups
- Peanut Butter Banana Oatmeal
- Peanut Butter Banana Pudding
- Peanut Butter Green Smoothie
- Frozen Banana Snickers
More Healthy Snack Ideas
Looking for more delicious and healthy snacks? Here are some ideas to satisfy your cravings:
- Chia Pudding
- Protein Balls
- Date Energy Balls
- Frozen Cottage Cheese Bark
- 2-Ingredient Banana Frozen Yogurt
- Protein Bars
- Healthy No Bake Cookies
- Banana Oatmeal Cookies
- Greek Yogurt Popsicles
- Chocolate Strawberry Banana Yogurt Clusters
Enjoy these tasty treats guilt-free and remember to have fun in the kitchen with your loved ones. And for more delicious recipes and inspiration, visit BDK Restaurant. Happy snacking!