Happy Valentines day!!! I thought I would share a simple chocolatey treat that you might just fall in love with like I did.
I just need five things in this life to be a happy woman: my kids, my husband, frozen bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate. O.k. and a good mountain bike ride, or a run, and definitely a good laugh with a friend. This little treat has three of my five favorite things.
These treats are seriously so simple, and genius. I wish I could remember where I originally saw the idea, so I could give her credit. But to whoever came up with this, thanks for making my life SO much better!!
Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites
Take a banana, slice it in little rounds. Don’t make them too thick. In the picture above I did them too thick and they turned out to be more like mini sandwiches. The next time I made them I sliced them thinner and added a little more peanut butter-way better!
Next top spread a little bit of peanut butter between them and make a sandwich. Like so:
Then freeze them until they are hard. I got impatient once and tried to dip them before they were frozen hard they were super messy and hard to dip.
While your bananas are in the freezer, melt your chocolate. If you don’t have a double broiler just get a bowl that fits over one of your pans. Put some water in the pan and place the bowl on top. It should fit kind of like a lid. Put about 2 cups of chocolate in the bowl and 1 Tbsp of coconut oil ( the coconut oil gives the chocolate kind of a magic shell effect,if you don’t have coconut oil they will still turn out). You can use chocolate chips or a bar of chocolate chopped up. Barred chocolate usually tastes better, but chocolate chips work too.
I have made these with dark chocolate, semi sweet, and milk chocolate. Truthfully I liked milk chocolate the best. Dark chocolate is healthier and it is still yummy too:). Turn the burner on low and let the water warm up, it will slowly melt the chocolate. Give the chocolate a good stir from time to time until it is fully melted. You can also use the microwave in a pinch.
Once your chocolate is melted, and the bananas bites are frozen hard, take them out of the freezer and get dipping. I use a spoon to spoon chocolate over them, while I hold the frozen banana bite over the bowl. Transfer the banana chocolate bites to a piece of parchment paper or a sil pat on a cookie tray. Pop the cookie tray of banana bites back in the freezer.
Once the chocolate has set up take them out and enjoy!
Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites
- 1 banana
- Peanut butter-all natural (I like Adams)
- 2 cups of chocolate (dark, semi sweet, or milk) you can use chocolate chips or a bar of chocolate chopped up
- 1 Tbsp coconut oil
- Slice your banana in thin rounds
- Spread peanut butter on one of the rounds, and top with another sliced banana making a mini sandwich. Put them on a cookie tray lined with parchment or a silpat.
- Put them in the freezer and freeze until hard.
- Meanwhile melt your chocolate with the coconut oil. While it is melting make sure to stir them together so the coconut oil gets mixed in with the chocolate (look at notes above for more information on how to melt the chocolate).
- Take the banana bites out of the freezer and dip them in the melted chocolate. Put them back in the freezer to harden. Once the chocolate has set up, take them out and eat them. It helps to let them soften just a little bit before eating. Store what you don’t eat in the freezer.