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Chocolate Peanut Banana Bites

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This is one of my favourite go-to snacks when I’m craving something sweet. The combination of creamy bananas with salty, crunchy peanuts, covered in dark chocolate will be approved by all with a sweet tooth.


M ake these in batches and keep them in the fridge or freezer for a quick snack when that mouth hunger kicks in. Keeping them in the freezer will give the banana a nice ice-creamy texture.

If you want to make bars instead of one-bite candies, just cut bananas in half and then lengthwise to get four pieces; cover each banana ‘bar’ with peanut butter, peanuts and cover with melted chocolate.

These bites should be kept in the fridge or freezer because the chocolate used to cover the bananas is not tempered and will melt at room temperature. This will also keep the bananas fresh for longer.

 

Chocolate Peanut Banana Bites

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Keyword: dessert, snack

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 2-3 tbsp peanut butter
  • 3 tbsp salted peanuts
  • 100 g dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  • Cut banana in 1-inch thick slices and spread out on a large plate or flat pan
  • Put a small amount of peanut butter and some peanuts on top, place in the freezer for 10 minutes
  • Cut the chocolate into small pieces, and melt by either using a microwave* or in a water bath (see below)
  • Add coconut oil to the melted chocolate, mix together
  • Using fork or a stick, dip each banana piece to cover it with chocolate and carefully put them on the parchment paper
  • Place in the freezer to set for about 30 minutes

Notes

Water Bath: Place a wide skillet or pot with about 1-2 inches of water on the stove. Place your chopped chocolate in a heatproof bowl (stainless steel or tempered glass), and set the bowl directly in the water. Bring the water to a simmer, then turn off the heat and let the chocolate sit until it is melted, stirring frequently.
*If you are using a microwave, check the chocolate every 10-15 seconds, mix and put back in the microwave.  
Store in the fridge for up to 2 weeks, or in the freezer for up to 3 months.
 

Did You Know?

Whenever I have a new recipe idea and I start experimenting, my fridge is so full that I often have to call my friends for help. This recipe is an exception: my whole family loves them so much that these delicious bites disappear within a few hours.

What makes them so good? The balance of salty with sweet from the salted peanuts, creamy bananas and dark chocolate.

I am obsessed with the rich, creamy, nutty flavour of peanut butter. I recommend using natural peanut butter that only has one ingredient: peanuts! Vitamin E, which is a powerful antioxidant, is found in raw peanuts, as well as many minerals, including copper, manganese, phosphorus. All these minerals play a vital role in the growth and development of tissues. Peanuts are also a great source of plant-based protein.

If you are allergic to peanuts, feel free to use any other crushed nut or roasted pumpkin seeds, and an alternative nut or seed butter. These bites are also fantastic just with chocolate and banana alone!


Written by Sofya Borisenko and Liz Powell, RD

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