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The perfect fix for that afternoon sweet tooth: Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate Banana Bites! These easy-peasy banana snacks are a kid fave and come together in minutes.
Reasons You’ll Love This Recipe
- Flavor Combination: The contrast between the banana, peanut butter, and dark chocolate creates a satisfying flavor profile similar that is similar to our Peanut Butter Protein Bars, Peanut Butter Cup Overnight Oats, and Peanut Butter Dark Chocolate Covered Pretzels.
- Nutritional Value: Bananas provide natural sweetness and essential nutrients like potassium and dietary fiber. Peanut butter offers protein and healthy fats, while dark chocolate contains antioxidants.
- Easy Preparation: Recipes that require minimal cooking or baking like our Pretzel Rolo Bites or our Cinnamon Tortilla Rolls are often popular because they’re convenient and accessible.
- Snack or Dessert: This recipe could be enjoyed as a snack or a healthier dessert option. It satisfies sweet cravings while incorporating nutrient-rich ingredients.
- Health-Conscious Option: While these banana bites are indulgent, they can still be seen as a healthier treat compared to many other dessert options due to the inclusion of fruit, healthy fats, and antioxidants from the dark chocolate.
Did I mention these are easy? You’ll need 3 simple ingredients:
- Bananas – They need to ripe but not mushy. If it’s close to Halloween, use extra bananas to make Banana Ghosts!
- Peanut Butter – Almond butter will work.
- Dark Chocolate – Regular chocolate chips will work.
How to Make Peanut Butter & Dark Chocolate Banana Bites
Simply slice up some banana, slab a little peanut butter on one side, top it off with one or two dark chocolate chips and sandwich it all together.
How to Freeze Banana Bites
Believe it or not, Banana Bites freeze well.
Assemble the recipe as directed on a parchments lined baking sheet. Flash freeze them until they hold together. Move them to a freezer storage container.
Remove from freezer and let thaw on the counter for 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!
People can get creative with this basic recipe. They might add toppings like crushed nuts, shredded coconut, or a drizzle of honey, allowing for personalization to suit individual preferences.
Yes you can substitute almond butter or another type of seed butter for the peanut butter.
Banana Bites need to be eaten fairly quickly. The bananas will brown after sitting out for more than an hour or so.
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- 2 bananas
- 2–3 tablespoons peanut butter
- Dark chocolate chips
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- Slice up banana(s).
- Add peanut butter and dark chocolate chips to a slice.
- Top with another slice of banana and enjoy!
Allergy-Friendly Adaptations: Depending on the type of peanut butter used, this recipe could be adapted to accommodate those with nut allergies by using alternatives like sunflower seed butter.