Banana And Peanut Butter Bites - Chocolate Covered Frozen


Prep Notes


Make sure to choose medium ripe bananas. Unripe bananas would be tasteless and fully ripened bananas too difficult to work with.

Enjoy!

Ingredients


  • 3 medium-ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter or your favorite nut butter (I use cashew butter)
  • 10 oz - 280 g cooking chocolate or nibs (I use dark)

Directions


1. Arrange half of the banana slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Spread with peanut butter

2. Top with the other half of banana slices and freeze for about one hour.

3. In the meantime, cut chocolate in pieces and put 2/3 of it in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave on medium power for 30 seconds, stir, then repeat in 15 seconds interval until the chocolate has melted. (If you prefer to melt chocolate on the stove top, place a heatproof bowl over a small saucepan filled with simmering water. On low heat, stir chocolate until melted (allow a few minutes). Ensure the chocolate avoids contact with water and steam whilst melting). Add 1/3 remaining chocolate and keep stirring until it is fully melted. It's called tempering chocolate. It will allow the chocolate to have a glossy texture and to set correctly.  I like to add about 1-2 tablespoons of coconut oil to thin the chocolate.

4. Remove bites from the freezer and dip them into melted chocolate. You have to work quickly before the bites start to thaw and get mushy. If you want to take you time, you can work with one bite at a time and leave the others in the freezer. Using two forks, dip one bite in melted chocolate and roll it to cover all sides. Using one fork, remove bite from chocolate. With the other fork, remove excess chocolate and arrange the bite back on baking sheet.

5. Freeze at least 3 hours or until ready to serve. Keep them in the freezer.


Notes


The title says it all. It’s pure happiness : a crunchy chocolate cover with a frozen banana and peanut butter core. Decadent and refreshing at the same time. If you’ve been suffering from the heat wave, these treats are exactly what you need!

Another quicker and easier idea: 

Cut the bananas into 1 – 2 inch slices. Melt the chocolate and stir the peanut butter into the melted chocolate. Dip the UNFROZEN banana chunks into the chocolate-peanut butter mixture and put onto cookie sheet. I top with raw coconut just to make it pretty. Throw it into the freezer for a few hours. 

Yumbo!