Chocolate Covered Banana Bites

chocolate covered banana bites

Snacks can be both delightfully tasty AND not loaded with sugar and additives. This chocolate covered banana bites recipe is the best of both worlds: super simple + real ingredients, and the perfect blend of chocolate, nut, and sweetness for a great snack. Make ahead of time and toss in the beach cooler, or whip up in the morning for a perfect under-the-stars movie snack that eveningThis is one treat everyone can enjoy!

ingredients for banana bites

ingredients for banana bites

Chocolate covered banana bites recipe

While this recipe does take a bit of time for everything to freeze up properly, its actually super simple to make. You only need 4 ingredients to create this indulgent snack: bananas, chocolate chips, almond butter, and coconut oil.

If youre nervous about the coconut flavor coming through, dont be! I honestly cant taste the oil, and its added for function instead of taste in these banana bites.

A few tips: Try to cut your bananas in even slices, so they are easy to coat on both sides. Its okay if you dont quite get 30 slices; I know bananas come in all different lengths! If your almond butter is hard to spread, try whipping it up first with an immersion blender. I learned this tip a while ago, and have loved the way it makes my almond butter taste.

Filling options for banana bites

I love using almond butter in this fun recipe because its nutty, creamy, and a healthy fat boost. Yet, there are tons of great options for your chocolate covered banana bites! Here are my top picks:

  • Peanut butter
  • Chocolate hazelnut spread
  • pecan butter
  • sunflower butter

If youve got a great filling idea, share it in the comments below! I love how creative yall are, and Im bet youll make some absolutely delicious bites.

healthier vegan snack options

healthier vegan snack options

Best chocolate for coating

To keep this recipe vegan, I use Enjoy Life dark chocolate chips. They are allergen friendly and veganand obviously taste delicious. Trader Joe’s also recently came out with a dairy-free chocolate chip option.

If you need a sugar free option then look at Lilly’s dark chocolate baking chips. Do you have a fav chocolate chip brand? Id love to know about it; Im all for trying new brands and falling in love with new products. These banana bites will be delicious no matter what kind of chocolate you use, so choose your fav and get ready to indulge!

delicious chocolate almond butter banana bites

delicious chocolate almond butter banana bites

Simple + healthier snacking options

I often snack throughout the day as opposed to eating 3 larger meals. I eat to break up my day in between work and errands, so I need my snacks to provide sustaining energy vs just satisfy my sweet tooth. These snack recipes are all great options for you to have on hand, and will nutritionally make you feel better about snacking:

Sweet snack options

Savory snack options

Mueller Juicer Ultra Power, Easy Clean Extractor Press Centrifugal Juicing Machine, Wide 3" Feed Chute for Whole Fruit Vegetable, Anti-drip, High Quality, Large, Silver
Hamilton Beach Juicer Machine, Big Mouth Large 3” Feed Chute for Whole Fruits and Vegetables, Easy to Clean, Centrifugal Extractor, BPA Free, 800W Motor, Black
Omega NC900HDC Juicer Extractor and Nutrition Center Creates Fruit Vegetable and Wheatgrass Juice Quiet Motor Slow Masticating Dual-Stage Extraction with Adjustable Settings, 150-Watt, Metallic
Kuvings Whole Slow Juicer EVO820GM - Higher Nutrients and Vitamins, BPA-Free Components, Easy to Clean, Ultra Efficient 240W, 50RPMs, Includes Smoothie and Blank Strainer-Gun Metal
Cuisinart CJE-500 Compact Juice Extractor Black, 11.5 x 11.8 x 14.2 Inch

Whether youre feeling sweet or savory, these snacks will cover you the whole day through.

vegan snack recipe

vegan snack recipe

FAQs

Are frozen banana bites healthy?

Yes! If you use the right ingredients, this snack can be both delicious and good-for-you. I choose almond butter with super simple ingredients (and no added sugar) as well as chocolate chips that are allergen friendly and also made with 100% real ingredients.

Whats the best filling for chocolate covered banana bites?

My recipe uses almond butter because it is both a healthy fat and flavorful option. Yet use whatever filling you want! Any kind of nut or seed butter can be used, just look at the ingredients to pick the best option for you.

Why cant I just melt chocolate to coat the bananas?

The chocolatesauceneeds the coconut oil to create a shell-like casing. This helps them harden properly around the banana sandwiches as well as stay hard when taken out of the freezer.

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Description

Grab a friend and whip up these delicious bite-sized snacks. Chocolate covered banana bites are super easy to make, and oh so fun!


  • 2 bananas, sliced into 30 circles
  • 5 tablespoons almond butter (I use Barney’s Bare Smooth)
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup vegan chocolate chips

  1. Place&nbsp;15 banana slices on a parchment-lined baking sheet
  2. Top&nbsp;each banana with 1/2 teaspoon of almond butter
  3. Top&nbsp;with another banana slice to makesandwiches
  4. Freeze for 1 hour
  5. Melt&nbsp;coconut oil + chocolate chips in a small saucepan over low heat for 2-3 minutes or until completely smooth, stirring continuously. Remove from heat and allow chocolate to come to room temperature, about 5 minutes.
  6. Dip&nbsp;the frozen banana sandwiches in the chocolate, using a fork, until completely covered. Allow extra chocolate to drip off before setting back on baking sheet
  7. Place&nbsp;dipped sandwiches back in freezer for 1 hour, or until chocolate has set
  8. Place&nbsp;frozen sandwiches in a freezer-safe container&nbsp;
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Notes

These can be stored in freezer for up to 3 months.

Swap out almond butter for nut or seed butter of your choice.

Dont be afraid to double the batchthese are gonna go fast!

  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Stove top
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: banana bites, healthy snacks, chocolate covered banana bites

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