Recipe: Banana-Chocolate Bliss Bites

The best combination in the world is banana, peanut butter, and chocolate. Rich, decadent, and sweet: nothing’s better!

These peanut butter filled, chocolate coated banana bites are PERFECT for an late night sweet tooth, a light snack, or as an addition to breakfast. They satisfy any sweet tooth and won’t leave you feeling guilty! I make these ahead of time and then snack on them during the week. Only a few ingredients, and vegan + gluten-free.

Chocolate Banana Bliss Bites

Ingredients

  • 3 bananas
  • ¼ nut butter (I used half peanut butter and half almond butter)
  • ½ cup dark chocolate *
  • 2 tbsp. water
  • 2 tbsp. coconut oil **

* In this recipe, you can use either chocolate chips or a chocolate bar. When I made this, I used a combination of chocolate chips and a slightly chopped dark chocolate bar. My favorite percentage of cacao is 85% (after trying lots of percentages).

** It’s important to use coconut oil here over another oil. Coconut oil has a relatively high freezing point, and will help the chocolate harden as it touches the cold bananas. (Any coconut oil below 76 degrees Fahrenheit will be a solid.)

Directions

Peel and cut each banana into thin slices, a little less than 1 cm. thick. Place a drop of nut butter onto half of the slices. Place another banana slice on top of the nut butter to create a sandwich. Put these on a tray and place in the freezer.

Melt your chocolate. I simply did this via the microwave: put your chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl, and heat on high for 45 seconds. Stir, and heat for another 25 seconds. (Chocolate keeps its shape as it melts, so it’s important to stir it as it melts.) Continue to do heat for 15 seconds and then stir until most of the chocolate is melted. Add water and coconut oil to your melted chocolate, and mix well. The mixture should be smooth now, without lumps.

Dip each banana bite into the melted chocolate. You may need to wait another 10 minutes or so before doing this, as the banana bites need to be cold and solid that you can easily pick them up—it’s important they are durable so you can dip them in the melted chocolate. Once the chocolate coating has hardened, feel free to enjoy right away or keep in the freezer!

Note: Let the banana bites sit out for a few minutes if they’ve been in the freezer for a long time. Otherwise they’ll be too hard and too cold!

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Chop up a frozen chocolate-covered banana, and you have Banana Bliss Bites!

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