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.
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