Learn how to make my favorite summer treat: Chocolate covered banana bites. Sweet chunks of frozen banana coated in a thin crisp layer of bittersweet chocolate, topped with bits of salty, roasted nuts.
Most chocolate covered banana recipes are in the form of popsicles. They’re delicious! But they can get a bit messy with the chocolate cracking off of the banana and falling to the floor. 😥 You also end up needing more chocolate just to be able to dip the whole banana.
That’s why I started making banana bites. They’re less messy to eat, you waste less chocolate, and you don’t need to buy popsicle sticks to make or eat them.
What You Need to Make Chocolate Covered Banana Bites
Bananas. This is the perfect, easy snack to make when you have bananas getting a little too ripe.
Chocolate Chips. You can use milk chocolate, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate. I recommend semi sweet because it has a nice balance of sweet and bitter.
Coconut Oil. The coconut oil will thin out the chocolate and harden it quickly when cold. I like a thin layer of chocolate coating, but if you would like a thicker layer use less coconut oil. You may need more chocolate to coat all of the bananas.
Toppings. I LOVE crushed nut toppings: Pistachios, almonds, peanuts, chia seeds. The crunch and sometimes the little salt makes these chocolate covered banana bites jump over the moon! Additional toppings: Toasted coconut flakes, sprinkles, dehydrated fruit, mini chocolate chips, or cereal! Have fun with it!
How to Make Chocolate Covered Banana Bites?
Cut and Freeze Banana Chunks. Cut bananas into one inch pieces. Place on a parchment lined baking tray in a single layer, and freeze until the bananas are frozen solid. About 1 hour or overnight.
Melt Chocolate With Coconut Oil. In a small bowl add chocolate chips and coconut oil. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds stir. Repeat until the chocolate is smooth.
Dip Bananas Halfway in Chocolate. Dip one side of all the frozen bananas about halfway with chocolate or more. Shake off the excess and place back on the baking tray, chocolate side down. Place back in the freezer for a minute.
Dip Bananas in Chocolate and Toppings. Dip the second side with chocolate, shake off the excess, and dip the banana into your toppings of choice.
Eat! Eat right away or store in an airtight container.
Topping Ideas for Chocolate Covered Bananas
There are so many possibilities for toppings when it comes to chocolate covered bananas, the list could go on for a while.
Here are a few toppings that I love ranging from healthy to indulgent.
My favorite topping is roasted and lightly salted crushed nuts.
Peanuts | Almonds | Pistachios| Hazelnuts | Chia Seeds
Microwave ½ a cup of peanut butter with 2 tablespoons of coconut oil in 30 second intervals until smooth and drizzle over chocolate covered bananas.
Strawberries | Coconut Flakes | Raspberries
Coarse Sea Salt.
A little pinch goes a long way.
Oreos | Chocolate Chip Cookies | Pretzels | M&M’s | Sprinkles
Rice Krispies | Fruity Pebbles | Cocoa Pebbles | Crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch
Mini Chocolate Chips.
Peanut Butter Chips | White Chocolate Chips | Toffee Bits
Let’s Waste Less Food
What To Do With Leftover Melted Chocolate
There’s always going to be some leftover chocolate. Here’s a few ways you can make sure it doesn’t go to waste.
Chocolate Bark. I like to spread the excess on a sheet of parchment paper, sprinkle some topping (like any leftover from making these chocolate covered bananas) and popping it into the freezer for a few minutes. When the chocolate gets hard, I break it into pieces and put it in a zip top bag to snack on later.
Hot Cocoa. You can pour the excess chocolate in ice cube trays. When the chocolate gets hard, store them in an air tight container in the fridge and use later for instant hot cocoa.
If you have some bananas you have to use up before they get too ripe, try these recipes.
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Chocolate Covered Banana Bites
- 4 bananas
- 2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil
Optional toppings of choice, I used:
- 1/4 cup roasted salted pistachios, chopped
- 1/4 cup roasted almonds, chopped
- 1/4 cup chia seeds
- Cut bananas into one inch pieces. Place on a parchment lined baking tray in a single layer, and freeze until the bananas are frozen solid. About 1 hour or overnight.
- In a small bowl add chocolate chips and coconut oil. Heat in the microwave for 30 seconds stir. Repeat until the chocolate is smooth.
- Dip one side of all the frozen bananas about halfway with chocolate or more. Shake off the excess and place back on the baking tray, chocolate side down. Place back in the freezer for a minute.
- Dip the second side with chocolate, shake off the excess, and dip the banana into your toppings of choice.
- Eat right away or store in an airtight container.