Oh my…oh my…oh my! Once in awhile I come upon a perfect recipe. I found a recipe for Frozen Banana Bites on Pinterest, pinned there from the blog of “(Never Home) Maker.” The recipe on her blog post was for Vegan Frozen Banana Bites. Since I’m not a vegan I adapted my banana bites in my own way. Here is my adaptation:
Frozen Banana Bites
2 whole ripe bananas
1/3 C peanut butter
1/3 cup chocolate chips (I used Ghiardelli 60% cocoa)
Pecans for garnish chopped fine
The recipe is so EASY!!! Cut ripe banana into about 8 – 9 pieces. Set aside in a bowl. Melt the peanut butter and chocolate chips 20 seconds at a time in the microwave. It only took me 40 seconds in all to melt the chocolate. Don’t heat the chocolate too much or it will seize up on you and turn into a big lumpy ball of useless junk. Stir the peanut butter and chocolate until they are mixed and smooth. Place parchment paper on cookie sheet, dab a bit of chocolate on parchment, top with a banana slice. Spoon chocolate over each banana slice until they are coated. Don’t worry if the chocolate puddles out a bit…this makes an interesting shape and delicious chocolate bite. Top with chopped pecans or leave plain. You can also use coconut or rainbow jimmies. Freeze for several hours. Take off of parchment paper and eat or put in a bowl and pop back in the freezer for a later date.
Don’t feel guilty as you enjoy this treat. The bananas are loaded with potassium and other good things. The chocolate is full of antioxidants and facilitates good moods, the peanut butter is loaded with protein, and the nuts are full of vitamin E and protein too.
I have a grandson who has a peanut allergy. I am going to try and make these with marshmallow fluff in place of the peanut butter and use jimmies as the topper. I hope they work. I’ll update with a blog post when I try them out. Check out Pinterest on the internet, so many good ideas!
Here is (Never Home) Maker’s Vegan Recipe:
FROZEN BANANA BITES
What you’ll need . . .
•2 large bananas
•1/4 to 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips
•1/4 to 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
•Unsweetened coconut flakes
Here is a link to her outstanding blog: (Never Home) Maker