I don’t remember exactly the last time I had a frozen chocolate covered banana, but I do know that I had one or 2 when I was a kid, and I loved them. I thought of making them many times since I’ve had kids of my own, but never quite got to that. So when a reader linked us up with this simple recipe for ‘Frozen Banana Bites’, I knew we had to try them. Not exactly the same as frozen chocolate covered bananas, but close enough. They were absolutely delectable!
*The actual recipe called for peanut butter, but with one of our kids having a severe peanut allergy, we substitute everything that calls for peanut butter, with Sunbutter.
Participating Ingredients: Bananas, Hershey’s Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips, & Peanut Butter or *Sunbutter
Naturally, you can make as many Frozen Banana Bites as you would like. But for the sake of giving you a recipe to follow, just use the following measurements per 2 bananas, and then make as many batches as you would like. We made 2 batches, 1 at a time, considering not wanting the slices bananas to brown, or the sauce to cool too much as we worked.
- 2 bananas
- 1/4 Hershey’s Chocolate Chips
- 1/4 Peanut Butter or Sunbutter
Cover a cookie sheet with some waxed or parchment paper.
Slice the bananas into bite sized pieces.
We have big mouths. 😀
Put the measured chocolate chips and Sunbutter in a microwave safe bowl, and microwave for 20 seconds or so, mix, and keep putting back in for 10-15 second interval until it’s all melted, combined & smooth.
Tip: I stir with a wooden spoon handle, and I stir rapidly, just as you would tempering chocolate.
With your sauce all warmed and ready, take each chunk of banana, and dip the top of it into the sauce. Let it drip off as much as possible.
Place on the cookie sheet, sauce side up.
Optional: If desired, you also can roll the chocolatey side in chopped nuts as well, and then place on sheet.
Repeat until they are all done.
~ It’s a bit of a messy process, and there isn’t much way around it. ~
Place the sheet of Banana Bites into the freezer, and let freeze completely.
Note: Freezing time varies, depending on how many times
you your kids open the freezer door, to see if they are frozen enough to eat, yet. : )
Once our first sheet was frozen, the kids and I just took them out, and had at them right away. 😛
These guys’ expressions and sound effects are always so animated, when it comes to food.
Any frozen leftovers, can be thrown in a ziplock-style freezer bag, for later enjoyment.
Hope you find them worth the small mess. ; ) We did!
…and maybe with a big chocolate chip stuck on top. 🙂
I want these on a stick…maybe stuck in the plain flat side, so they look like chocolatey banana parasols. (I guess you’d have to stick them in styrofoam or florist foam to dry.)
I want many of them. 🙂