These frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites are a two bite sensation. They're perfectly portioned for those moments you need just a little something to satisfy your sweets craving.
Easy Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites Recipe
Frozen chocolate dipped bananas are fun to make and eat. A whole frozen banana can be a bit of a task to eat, and these banana bites bring it down to a bite size dessert. They feature slices of bananas sandwiched together with peanut butter, then dipped in melted chocolate. They are surprisingly delicious and the sprinkle of salt peanuts on top gives them that sweet and salty vibe we all love.
How to Make the Best Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites Recipe
- Ingredients you'll need to make homemade frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites: 3 firm but ripe bananas, creamy peanut butter, one 11 ounce bag semi sweet chocolate chips, solid vegetable shortening or vegetable oil and chopped salted peanuts.
- Kitchen gadgets you'll need: A large sheet pan lined with wax paper, a sharp knife and cutting board, measuring cups and spoons, a microwave safe bowl or a double boiler to melt the chocolate. You can use a candy dipper or 2 forks to dip the rounds into the melted chocolate.
- Choose bananas that are ripe but still firm. Overly ripe bananas that are soft won't work well here.
Keep in mind that any fingerprints will show in the chocolate so it's best not to handle them too much. It's best to use a fork (or two forks) to dip into the melted chocolate if you don't have a candy dipper.
The purpose of popping the peanut butter into the microwave for a few seconds is just to soften it a bit and make it more spreadable. It doesn't have to be, nor does it need to be, too hot.
When slathering the peanut butter, start with a dollop in the center leaving a bit of space from the edge. When you top it with the other banana slice, the peanut butter will naturally spread out to the edges. It's good to also try to make the peanut butter layer as uniform in thickness as possible.
If the chocolate gets firm while dipping, place it back into the microwave to reheat and thin. The cold bananas will naturally cool it down. If you're using a double boiler, you can remove it from the stovetop but keep the bowl over the hot water to keep the chocolate warm while you work.
- To prevent the banana slices from browning, peel one banana at a time and get them into the freezer as quickly as possible.
- Store these frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites in the freezer for up to 2 months.
More Southern Style Frozen Confections to Make
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites
- 3 medium bananas (cut into ¼ inch slices)
- ⅓ cup peanut butter
- 1 11 oz package semi sweet chocolate chips
- 2 teaspoon solid vegetable shortening or vegetable oil
- ½ cup finely chopped salted peanuts
- Peel and slice the bananas into ¼-inch-thick rounds. Have nearby a sheet pan lined with wax paper.
- Place peanut butter into a microwave-safe bowl. Melt in the microwave for 15-20 seconds or just until it's easily spreadable. (It doesn't have to be hot)
- Sandwich together two slices of banana with ½ teaspoon of peanut butter. Arrange on sheet pan. Repeat with the remaining slices. Freeze for at least 1 hour or until firm.
- Place chocolate chips into a medium size microwave safe bowl with vegetable shortening or vegetable oil. Microwave on 50% power or using the melt function for 1 minute. Stir and continue to microwave in 30 second intervals until melted and completely smooth.
- Using a fork, dip each frozen banana bite into the melted chocolate covering completely. Return to the baking sheet. Sprinkle the tops with chopped peanuts while the chocolate is wet.
- Freeze for 30 minutes or until chocolate is set.
- Transfer to a freezer-safe container to store for up to 2 months.