Recipe: Banana Bites

Good morning and Happy Friday! As many of you know, this month I set out to explore various banana recipes in hopes to find a way to satisfy my sweet tooth without the guilt. I discovered one-ingredient banana ice cream and now I'm  bringing you yet another banana concoction: chocolate-covered banana bites!

These are delicious, easy to make, and only require about four ingredients! So, go grab your bananas, your chocolate chips, coconut oil and toppings, and let's dive right in!

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Photo credits to Lauren-Michelle.

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These bites are great for when you're on the go or want to grab a quick after dinner treat from the freezer. They'd also be great to make in batches and take to a party!

As you can see, they are completely customizable, too! You simply cover the bites with whatever you enjoy with your chocolate! (The peanut was my favorite but I love how festive the one with sprinkles looks! If you use sea salt, don't put as much as I did- it was way too much!)

Please let me know if you make these or have a question about how to make them!! I hope you'll give them a try. They're so good! Happy Friday!!

Recipe: Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites

Recipe Type

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Dessert, Snack, Party Food

Prep time:

15 mins

Cook time:

5 mins

Total time:

20 mins

Chocolate-covered banana bites

Ingredients

  • Bananas
  • Enjoy Life (Dairy Free) Chocolate Chips
  • Coconut Oil
  • Peanuts, sea salt, and/or sprinkles (optional)

Instructions

  1. Slice bananas into one-inch pieces.
  2. Place the slices on parchment paper on a cookie sheet.
  3. Insert cocktail forks into each piece of banana.
  4. Place the cookie sheet full of banana slices into the freezer.
  5. Allow the bananas to freeze (about 1-2 hours).
  6. Make magic shell! You can do this one of two ways: in a small saucepan, bring water to a slight boil; place a small bowl on top of the pot, fill it with chocolate chips and as they soften, stir in two tablespoons of coconut oil. With this method, watch the chocolate closely so that it doesn't get to hot and burn. Remove the bowl and use for dipping bananas. OR, heat chocolate chips and coconut oil in the microwave for 15-30 incriments- again, watch closely and stir often.
  7. Remove your tray of banana bites from the freezer, and one at a time, holding them by the fork, pour the chocolate over the banana. Immediately add your topping by sprinkling peanuts, sea salt, or sprinkles on top.
  8. (You might notice little pockets of air, just reapply the chocolate to those areas.)
  9. Set finished bites back on parchment paper. Re-freeze for a few minutes to harden, then serve!

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