Chocolate Covered Nut Butter Banana Bites

 

When I was a little girl we went to Newport Beach on vacation and I loved to walk to the frozen banana stand for my favorite summer treat! Well these little bites are reminiscent of those summer treats but with far better ingredients and without the stick.

Frozen Banana Bites from The Organic KitchenI combine bananas…

Frozen Banana Bites from The Organic Kitchen

with dark chocolate

Frozen Banana Bites from The Organic Kitchen

…and my favorite maple almond butter or honey peanut butter ( both are high in protein and healthy fats)…

Frozen Banana Bites from The Organic Kitchen

…and a variety of toppings including chocolate covered cocoa nibs, sliced almonds, flaked sea salt and coconut shreds.

Frozen Banana Bites from The Organic Kitchen

And when you put it all together you have a cold, rich chocolate treat. So rich in fact that one or two is plenty! You will feel like you have had a decadent treat when in reality these are quite low in sugar. Dark chocolate is high in antioxidants and very low in sugar. To read more about the health benefits of dark chocolate and cocoa nibs click here.

 The Recipe: Chocolate Covered Nut Butter Banana Bites

Makes 12 bites

2 small bananas
4 oz dark chocolate, I use 60% cacao
1 tsp coconut oil
Almond or peanut butter (or plain, or honey)

Toppings: anything you want or leave them plain! Besides the toppings I show here you could use granola, raisins, dried cranberries, or sprinkle with cocoa powder.

Slice bananas, place on wax paper. Put a dab of maple almond butter on half the banana slices then top with remaining slices.

Frozen Banana Bites from The Organic Kitchen

Freeze for one hour. Melt chocolate and coconut oil in double boiler. If you don’t have one you can make your own by placing a bowl over a pot with one inch of water in it.

Frozen Banana Bites from The Organic Kitchen

Pour melted chocolate into a small measuring cup so the chocolate is deep enough to cover bananas when dipped. Pick up frozen banana bites and place in melted chocolate. Use two forks to gently place bite back on wax paper. Immediately top with your choice of topping before chocolate hardens. Repeat till all bites are done. If you need to remelt chocolate half way through dipping, just place in microwave for a few seconds. Place chocolate covered bites back in freezer for at least another hour. Then place in an airtight container or baggie and place back in freezer. Take out of freezer ten minutes before serving.

And remember, there’s always money banana stand! (Arrested Development fans will get it:)

Frozen Banana Bites from The Organic Kitchen

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