Chocolate-Covered S’mores Banana Bites Recipe
Craving chocolate? As a devoted fan of all things chocolate, I can confidently say that these chocolate-covered s’mores banana bites are a winning combination. I love making a large batch of these healthy banana bites and keeping them in my freezer for those moments when I need a little pick-me-up. They make the perfect bite-sized indulgence for an afternoon treat or dessert!
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Ingredients for S’mores Bites
You only need 5 simple ingredients for these delicious S’mores Bites!
- Almond Butter – other types of nut butter work great too, like cashew butter!
- Dark Chocolate Chips – make these dairy-free with vegan dark chocolate chips.
- Coconut Oil
- Graham Cracker Crumbs – easily make these gluten-free with these graham cracker crumbs!
How to Make Banana Bites
These Healthy S’mores Banana Bites are incredibly easy to make. With just a handful of ingredients and a few simple steps, you’ll have a delightful treat in no time. Here’s a step-by-step guide to creating these delicious bites:
- Slice a medium banana and create little sandwiches by spreading almond butter between the slices.
- Freeze the banana sandwiches for 10-15 minutes on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Melt dark chocolate chips and coconut oil together, then dip each frozen banana sandwich into the melted chocolate.
- Place the chocolate-covered banana bites back on the baking sheet and sprinkle graham cracker crumbs on top.
- Freeze the bites for another 10-15 minutes until the chocolate is set. Enjoy!
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Dipping Banana Bites In Chocolate
Here are a few tips to help you achieve perfect results when dipping the banana bites with almond butter in chocolate:
- Keep the banana bites frozen: It’s crucial to ensure that the banana sandwiches are well-frozen before dipping them in chocolate. This helps them maintain their shape and prevents them from becoming too soft and mushy during the dipping process!
- Use a toothpick or fork: To make the dipping process easier, use a toothpick or fork to hold the banana bite while submerging it in the melted chocolate. This allows for better control and helps to evenly coat the bite. Gently swirl the bite in the chocolate to ensure all sides are covered.
- Tap off excess chocolate: Once you’ve dipped the banana bite, tap the toothpick or fork against the side of the bowl to remove any excess chocolate. This helps create a smoother coating and prevents excessive drips.
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Other Flavor Variations
Mix things up and make these banana bites your own with these delicious topping ideas:
- Sprinkle crushed nuts (such as peanuts, almonds, or cashews) on top of the chocolate coating for added crunch and flavor.
- Drizzle melted white chocolate or caramel date sauce over the chocolate-coated banana bites for an extra touch of sweetness and elegance.
- Roll the chocolate-coated banana bites in shredded coconut or toasted coconut flakes for a tropical twist.
- Crush graham crackers and mix them with a dash of cinnamon for a spiced graham cracker coating.
- Dip the frozen banana sandwiches in Greek yogurt instead of chocolate for a creamy and tangy alternative.
- Decorate the chocolate-coated banana bites with colorful sprinkles or edible glitter for a fun and festive look.
- Add a sprinkle of sea salt on top of the chocolate coating to create a sweet and salty flavor contrast.
- Drizzle melted peanut butter or healthy Nutella on top of the chocolate-coated bites for an indulgent touch.
- Dip the frozen banana sandwiches in crushed cereal (such as cornflakes or rice cereal) for a unique crunchy coating.
Tip: Keep Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites in The Freezer!
Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites are best stored in the freezer! If stored well, they can be kept in an airtight container for up to 1-2 months. When you’re ready to enjoy one, simply pop it out of the freezer and let it thaw for a few minutes (to soften the bananas) before enjoying!
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Healthy S’mores Banana Bites
- Peel and cut the banana into thin slices.
- Spread a little bit of almond butter on half of the banana slices and top with the remaining slices to create little sandwiches.
- Place the banana sandwiches on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and freeze for 10-15 minutes.
- While the bananas are freezing, melt the chocolate and coconut oil together for about 30-45 seconds in the microwave, stirring often.
- Use a toothpick or spoon to dip each banana sandwich into the melted chocolate, partially or totally covering each one.
- Place back onto the baking sheet and top with a sprinkle of graham cracker crumbs.
- Place the baking sheet back in the freezer for another 10-15 minutes.
- This recipe makes 8-10 banana bites, depending on how thinly the banana is sliced!
- Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites are best stored in the freezer! If stored well, they can be kept in an airtight container for up to 1-2 months. When you’re ready to enjoy one, simply pop it out of the freezer and let it thaw for a few minutes (to soften the bananas) before enjoying it!