Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana and Peanut Butter Bites
The title says it all. It’s pure happiness : a crunchy chocolate cover with a frozen banana and peanut butter core. Decadent and refreshing at the same time. If you’ve been suffering from the heat wave, these treats are exactly what you need!
I’ve always loved frozen bananas, it’s the perfect snack and turns into an easy dessert super easily. Add some peanut butter and I’m a happy woman. And if you like portion control as I do, those bites are your new best friends!
Just a word of caution… They are highly addictive. You probably won’t be able to eat just one or two (looking at myself here…!). The nutritional info is for two bites because there’s no way you’re gonna eat just one. Make sure you have some kids/friends/family around to help you out!
This recipe calls for melted chocolate, so check out this article if you want to learn how to correctly melt you chocolate. Other than that, it’s super easy! To dip in chocolate, I’ve used two forks. You don’t need any fancy equipment.
Make sure to choose medium ripe bananas. Unripe bananas would be tasteless and fully ripped bananas too difficult to work with.
Cal: 151 - Protein: 4 g - Fat: 13 g - Carbs: 12.6 g - Fiber: 4.33 g - Sugar: 3.5 g
Old Points: 3 pts - Points+: 5 pts
- 3 medium-ripe bananas, sliced
- 1/4 cup peanut butter or your favorite nut butter (I used smooth peanut butter)
- 10 oz - 280 g cooking chocolate (I used dark)
- Arrange half of the banana slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread with peanut butter.
- Top with the other half of banana slices and freeze for about one hour.
- In the meantime, cut chocolate in pieces and put 2/3 of it in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on medium power for 30 seconds, stir, then repeat in 15 seconds interval until the chocolate has melted. (If you prefer to melt chocolate on the stove top, place a heatproof bowl over a small saucepan filled with simmering water. On low heat, stir chocolate until melted (allow a few minutes). Ensure the chocolate avoids contact with water and steam whilst melting). Add 1/3 remaining chocolate and keep stirring until it is fully melted. It's called tempering chocolate. It will allow the chocolate to have a glossy texture and to set correctly.
- Remove bites from the freezer and dip them into melted chocolate. You have to work quickly before the bites start to thaw and get mushy. If you want to take you time, you can work with one bite at a time and leave the others in the freezer. Using two forks, dip one bite in melted chocolate and roll it to cover all sides. Using one fork, remove bite from chocolate. With the other fork, remove excess chocolate and arrange the bite back on baking sheet.
- Freeze at least 3 hours or until ready to serve. Keep them in the freezer.