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Frozen chocolate covered banana bites are a healthy homemade snack! Frozen fruit sandwiches with the perfect combination of carbs, protein, and healthy fats to keep you fueled and full in between meals or after dinner.
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Treat yourself to our simple, frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites, effortlessly created with just 4 ingredients in 15 minutes for a scrumptious and satisfying snack.

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Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites

Our Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Banana Bites contain nothing more than bananas, peanut butter, chocolate chips, coconut oil, and a crushed peanut topping for added texture.

Making frozen chocolate banana bites is so easy and fun for little hands to help dip and decorate – simply cut and freeze slices of the fresh fruit, spread some peanut butter in the middle, cover each sandwich with a coating of chocolate and finish with a sprinkle of peanuts, sprinkles, sea salt, or any of your favorites.

By combining the melted chocolate with coconut oil, it creates a homemade magic shell that hardens into a solid when it comes in contact with something cold, like ice cream or frozen fruit – it creates the perfect shell for frozen banana peanut butter bites.

These mini chocolate-covered bites are a healthy, homemade, warm weather treat, similar to my full-size frozen chocolate covered bananas, but these skip the stick and are prepared like a peanut butter sandwich that’s been dipped in chocolate and made into frozen banana bites.

Why We Love This Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites Recipe

  • Quick and easy to make.
  • Uses 4 base ingredients plus optional toppings.
  • Gluten-free sweet treats that can be made dairy-free and peanut free with ingredient swaps.
  • Perfect pre or post-workout fuel that’s packed with protein, fiber, and vitamins.
  • A healthy dessert option to keep you on track when sugar cravings strike.
  • Store a stash in the freezer for simple snacking or serving for an after-school snack.
Chocolate Banana Bites ingredients

Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites Ingredients

  • Bananas
  • Smooth peanut butter
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Coconut oil: Use unrefined coconut oil to avoid the coconut taste.
  • Crushed peanuts

Substitutions and Additions

  • Omit The Oil: The coconut oil helps the chocolate set a little bit faster. If you do not have coconut oil it can be omitted, but you should not try to use a different kind of oil. The flavor of the banana bites will be the same, but it might take the chocolate a little bit longer to set.
  • Tasty Toppings: Get creative with the kids and top your treats with your favorite flavors. Some ideas include sea salt, crushed pretzels, colorful sprinkles, and coconut flakes. Make sure to sprinkle immediately after dipping as the chocolate starts to set up right away.
  • Choose Your Chocolate: Instead of semi sweet chocolate, you can try dipping your sandwiches in dark chocolate, milk chocolate, or even white chocolate. If you want to cut the carbs, you can use sugar free chocolate chips as well.
  • Swap The Spread: If you have a peanut allergy, feel free to spread almond butter, sunflower butter, Nutella, or your favorite nut butter inside your sandwiches.
holding Chocolate Banana Bites
  • Baking sheet
  • Wax paper
  • Mixing bowl
  • Dipping tools

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites

  1. Prepare The Produce: Cut each banana into slices, place on the baking sheet, and chill in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  2. Assemble The Sandwiches: Smear some peanut butter on half of the slices and top with a second slice to form a sandwich. Freezer for 15 minutes.
  3. Melt The Chocolate: Microwave the chocolate chips with the coconut oil in 30 second intervals until fully melted. Stir after each interval.
  4. Dip and Decorate: Dip each banana bite in the chocolate, top with peanuts, and freeze for 30 minutes.
  5. Serve: Serve and enjoy!

Pro-Tips

  • You can use bananas at any stage of ripeness. However, the riper the bananas are, the harder it will be to cut them into clean slices since the bananas will get softer the riper they become.
  • I like to use smooth peanut butter because I found that it helped keep the banana slices together better than crunchy peanut butter, which is why I opt to just add a few crushed peanuts to the top of each banana bite.
  • The number of bites you end up with will depend on how thin or thick you make your banana slices. You don’t want them to be too thick, otherwise, they will be hard to work with without breaking in half.

How to Store Banana Bites

  • To Store: Store these bites in the fridge or in the freezer in an airtight container.
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Frequently Asked Questions

How should I store my chocolate banana bites?

Once the chocolate has fully set, you can store these bites in the fridge or in the freezer in an airtight container. Storing them in the freezer will keep the bananas hard and storing them in the fridge will make them soft while the chocolate shell remains hard.

Are chocolate-covered banana bites healthy?

These chocolate covered banana bites are a healthy snack option if eaten in moderation. Bananas are filled with fiber, potassium, folate, and antioxidants, all of which support heart health. Peanut butter is packed with healthy fats and protein. Paired together, peanut butter and bananas are a perfect source of pre and post-workout fuel and are a satisfying treat. The carbohydrates from the banana will give you energy, and then the protein and healthy fats from the peanut butter will keep you full.

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5 from 2 votes
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Chocolate Banana Bites

Serves — 24
Frozen chocolate covered banana bites are a healthy homemade snack! Frozen fruit sandwiches with the perfect combination of carbs, protein, and healthy fats to keep you fueled and full in between meals or after dinner.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 15 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 3 bananas
  • ½ cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • ½ cup crushed peanuts

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with wax paper and set aside.
  • Cut each banana into equal size slices and place the slices on the baking sheet. Allow the bananas to chill in the freezer for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the tray of banana slices from the freezer and place a dollop of peanut butter on half of the slices. Top the peanut butter with the remaining slices so that each pair of slices form a sandwich. Place the tray back in the freezer for 15 minutes while you prep the chocolate.
  • In a medium sized mixing bowl, melt the chocolate chips with the coconut oil in the microwave on 30 second intervals until the chocolate is fully melted. Stir thoroughly after each interval.
  • Remove the tray from the freezer again and dip each banana bite in the chocolate before topping with peanuts. Place each bite back on the tray and freeze for an additional 30 minutes.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: Store these bites in the fridge or in the freezer in an airtight container.
Tips:
  • You can use bananas at any stage of ripeness. However, the riper the bananas are, the harder it will be to cut them into clean slices since the bananas will get softer the more ripe they become.
  • I like to use smooth peanut butter because I found that it helped keep the banana slices together better than crunchy peanut butter, which is why I opt to just add a few crushed peanuts to the top of each banana bite.
  • The number of bites you end up with will depend on how thin or thick you make your banana slices. You don’t want them to be too thick, otherwise they will be hard to work with without breaking in half.

Nutrition Info

Calories: 111kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 0.5mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 148mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 13IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 11mg | Iron: 1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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