Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites


Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

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!

freeze cut-up bananas

Next top spread a little bit of peanut butter between them and make a sandwich.  Like so:

add peanut butter in the middle

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.

chocolate for dipping bananasWhile 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.

 

 Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

Once the chocolate has set up take them out and enjoy!

 

 

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15 Responses to Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Bites

  1. Coleen says:

    These look yummy! I just watched your video on real foods made easy, it’s awesome!! I want to sign up!!!

    • admin says:

      Coleen-Thanks, it was a lot of fun to make. I would love for you to be in the program!! These treats are so yummy, you should make them!

  2. Allyson says:

    Wish I could make these right now! I always melt my chocolate in our convection oven, but it’s kind of a pain to stir. I’ll try the bowl on a pan trick when I make these.

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  4. Lien says:

    This sounds so delicious. Thanks for sharing

  5. KDFincher says:

    Well darn. Now I will need to stock my freezer with these. :-)

  6. kim says:

    jammie, jammie!!!

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  9. Kris says:

    How long (roughly)do you have to freeze them before the chocolate goes on- just long enough to melt the chocolate or is it more like an hour? Thanks! I can’t wait to try them!

  10. Kathy says:

    Have you thought of using raw cacao and coconut oil instead of bars of chocolate./

  11. Kate says:

    Does it really take 2 cups of chocolate to cover 1 banana sliced up?

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