Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites Are The Easiest Snack You Can Make With Food You Already Have
Yum! So easy and so delicious!
Chocolate and peanut butter is a classic flavor combination that never gets old. And once you throw bananas into the mix, you take this delicious pairing to the next level. That’s why we recommend these frozen chocolate-covered peanut butter banana bites from Not Enough Cinnamon.
They are easy to make and even easier to eat. And at only 85 calories a pop, you can afford to keep these on hand for a sweet treat that’s not overly indulgent.
Choosing a banana that’s ripe but still firm is the key to making these snacks turn out perfect. Marie, the blogger behind this recipe, uses dark chocolate. However, she says you can also sub in semi-sweet or even white chocolate if you prefer.
You could even replace the peanut butter with almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower seed butter for another fun twist on this super simple snack.
Another take on this snack comes courtesy of Healthy Liv, and she says they’re the perfect way to satisfy a craving for dessert when you’re not actually all that hungry but still need a fix of something sweet.
These are also super simple to make. Basically, all you have to do is cut bananas into thin, coin-sized shapes, and spread peanut butter in between each set of slices. After freezing for a couple of hours, dip each “sandwich” into some melted chocolate.
This recipe suggests melting the chocolate with coconut oil, which should be pretty tasteless once the bites are finished. If you don’t have any coconut oil on hand, though, you can use another neutral oil.
The little bites are so cute, and they would be super-fun to make with kids, too.
Looking for more peanut butter and banana combos? Peanut butter banana pudding is cool, creamy and downright delicious.
It looks super pretty once prepared, too, which makes it ideal to serve as dessert at a dinner party or other gathering.
You can even make it vegan with this version from Minimalist Baker, which includes vegan vanilla wafers in lieu of Nutter Butters.
This recipe also uses coconut milk and opts for vegan peanut butter pudding instead of the traditional melted peanut butter.
If you don’t really care whether or not your dish is vegan, but you like the idea of using lighter wafers, try this recipe from Plain Chicken for peanut butter banana pudding.
It maintains the use of peanut butter and sweetened condensed milk, but swaps Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies in for Nutter Butters. This recipe also incorporates cream cheese.
If pudding isn’t for you, you can also try whipping up some chocolate peanut butter banana cups. Blogger SkinnyMs. has a Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Cup recipe that is rich, chocolatey and filled with nutritional ingredients.
Making these only requires a few easy steps. You essentially just spoon melted chocolate into the bottom of a baking cup, and top with a slice of banana and a scoop of peanut butter mixed with coconut oil. Finally, scoop a dollop of chocolate on top of the nugget. Super simple, right?
Plus, it only requires 20 minutes to freeze before they’re ready to eat.
Yum! Do you have a favorite snack that combines peanut butter and banana?
Additional reporting by Simplemost staff.