Whenever we have a few extra bananas that just can’t get eaten up, I go to my go-to “banana-user-upper-recipes”: Banana Chocolate Chip Cake, Whole Wheat Stevia Banana Bread, Banana Bars with Maple Cream Cheese Icing or Nut-free Egg-free Banana Bread.
But what do you do when it is roasting outside and you refuse to even run hot water, let alone turn on the oven.
You turn them into a sweet treat that not only uses up the banana, but also helps cool you down. It also helps that it has chocolate involved too.
The outside is crispy chocolate, while the inside is like a piece of frozen banana ice cream. They make for a nice treat when you’re looking for a little something cold and sweet.
What you’ll need:
- 2 ripe bananas, cut into slices
- 1-1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks
- 3 tsp coconut oil
- optional toppings: coconut, sprinkles, nuts
Slice the bananas into 1/2 – 1 inch pieces and lay the discs on a baking sheet lined with parchment. (Make sure that you have room in your freezer…I had to move a few things around in there to make this fit!)
Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals until melted. Stir in the coconut oil.
Dip the banana discs into the chocolate on a fork. Run the fork tines along the edge of the bowl to remove the excess on the bottom.
Place the baking sheet into the freezer for at least 4 hours or overnight….if you can wait that long!
I’ve already got another bunch of bananas getting ripe on the counter just so that I can make these again!
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What a great idea! These look delicious and children would love to help make them!
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Lisa Lynn says
Oh man…these are a ‘gotta try that’ recipe! 100F today and my guys are home all day, looking in the fridge for some kinda sweet treat to ‘magically appear’…ha! Oh yeah, and we have some elderly bananas sitting on the counter! Thanks for sharing 🙂
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Jennifer Dawn says
These look great! I’ve done frozen banana pops, but I’ve never thought to do banana bites. Great idea! I would love it if you stopped by my new link party http://thelifeofjenniferdawn.blogspot.com/2012/07/a-little-bird-told-me-link-party-3.html and linked this up. Hope you to see you there!
Hi Amanda, found you through WowMeWednesday party…I pinned these yummy-looking banana bites immediately, lol. I tried making chocolate covered bananas from Food Network Magazine for my blog. It was a huge mess! Of course, it didn’t help I had my 5 yr old grandson in the kitchen with me! I think I can do these, maybe…
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Wow these look aewsome..great idea!
These look so good!!! I have a link party, and I would love it if you would link this post. You can find it at
It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
Adorned From Above
Erika Marsh says
Yummy! Please come hang out and link up to our link party “Home is Where the Heart is” Please feel free to link up any posts you might want to share! 🙂
Natasha SerenityYou says
great minds think alike!! I have just made some of these the other week here’s my post – http://serenityyou.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/monkey-bites.html
I call mine monkey bites and the kids LOVE them!!!!
Anu@My Dream Canvas says
Yummy!!! I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu