Cold, crunchy, chocolatey, and creamy - so many words to describe these Chocolate Covered Banana Bites. Just 3 good-for-you ingredients and perfectly healthy and delicious! A great quick sweet fix for you or the littles. Keep in the freezer for a grab-n-go treat.
3 Ingredient Chocolate Covered Banana Bites
This has long been a favorite little sweet treat kept in the freezer in our house.
You are only going to need 3 ingredients (optional extra in case you have more of a sweet tooth and want your banana bites to be a bit on the sweeter side).
Go ahead and grab some:
- ripe bananas
- melted coconut oil
- unsweetened cocoa powder
- optional extra: maple syrup
These are super easy to make and are always a hit with kids.
They are also way cheaper to make from scratch than what you would pay if you were buying the store-bought version!
How To Make Chocolate Covered Banana Bites
This recipe is a cinch.
It is pretty much just slices of banana covered in a thin shell of homemade chocolate.
So simple to make and no refined sugar needed, as the bananas provide enough sweetness all by themselves.
You are going to:
- Cut ripe bananas into thin slices, place on a tray lined with parchment paper or a silicone baking mat, and pop into the freezer until frozen solid. This will take at least 4 hours, but I usually do this overnight just to be sure.
- Once the banana slices have frozen, mix the coconut oil and cocoa together until it is thick enough to stick to the bananas. This may require some trial and error depending on the cocoas you are using. If it is not thick enough, simply add 1 teaspoon more of the cocoa at a time until it has thickened up.
- Once your chocolate dip is ready take the frozen banana slices and one by one, dip them into the chocolate mixture. It should harden straight away. If it does not, then your bananas are not frozen enough and you should place them back into the freezer for another couple of hours.
- Pop the chocolate-covered bananas back onto the lined tray and into the freezer for about 15 minutes to ensure they have fully set.
- Once set, transfer the banana bites to an airtight container and keep them stored in the freezer until ready to eat.
If you are a big chocolate fan, you may want to do a double layer of chocolate.
To do this, allow the chocolate-covered bananas to set completely in the freezer, before removing, dipping, and freezing again.
Tips, Tricks, and Substitutions and Troubleshooting
Make sure the tray you will be putting into the freezer actually fits into the freezer before you load it up with slices of banana.
These banana bites can be dressed up and made to look super fancy by dipping in something a little bit extra as soon as you have dipped into the chocolate mixture.
You can dip in:
- hemp seeds
- crushed nuts
- extra cocoa powder
My Chocolate Is Not Freezing
If the chocolate is not freezing it is likely that your banana slices are not frozen enough.
Try freezing them for another couple of hours, and then trying again.
Alternatively, your cocoa mixture may be too thin and runny, try thickening it up by adding more cocoa powder to the mixture.
How To Store Chocolate Covered Banana Bites
These should be stored in the freezer until ready to eat.
If it is warm they will melt quite quickly, so remove them from the freezer just before serving.
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Chocolate Banana Bites
- 2 ripe bananas
- 5 tbsp coconut oil melted
- 3-4 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1 tbsp Maple syrup (optional: I don' use it but you can add 1-2 tbsp if you like it a bit sweeter)
- Cut bananas into thin slices. Place on a tray lined with parchment paper and pop into the freezer until frozen (I usually just do this overnight for ease)
- Once bananas are frozen, mix the coconut oil and cocoa together until thick enough to stick to the bananas (you may need more than 1 tbsp for this, as I had different results with different cocoa)
- One by one, dip the frozen bananas into the chocolate mixture, it should harden straight away. Pop the coated bananas back onto the tray and into the freezer for about 15 minutes to ensure they have fully set. Transfer to an airtight container and keep stored in the fridge or freezer until ready to eat
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