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My Chocolate and Peanut Butter Banana Bites are a bit of a mouthful to say, but it’s a mouthful you’re going to enjoy eating!

On Monday, I shared with you my recipe for Roasted Carrot Hummus, at the request of my good friend Erica from Bring Your Own Kombucha. Erica asked me to write a sweet and savoury recipe, ideal for Easter, that also won’t have you feeling guilty!

These Chocolate and Peanut Butter Banana Bites are really simple to make and require just four ingredients.

I like to prepare them a few hours before I need them, so they’re a great sweet treat when you’re entertaining! To prepare, I slice a banana on the diagonal (more surface area to hold the delicious peanut butter). I put the banana slices on a sheet pan lined with baking paper, and top with peanut butter. I then put the tray in the fridge for an hour to chill. Once the banana has had time to chill, I melt some dark chocolate with a little coconut oil and coat the banana pieces. Return to the fridge and allow the chocolate to set, and that is it!

The Chocolate and Peanut Butter Banana Bites are best enjoyed within the first 24 hours, but I find it hard to believe they will last in your fridge for longer than that! They’re perfect for when you’re looking for a sweet treat that won’t leave you feeling guilty.

Chocolate and Peanut Butter Banana Bites

Here are some of the health benefits for the ingredients I use in this delicious recipe:

  • Banana: Contains many different vitamins and is a good source of fibre. Also great when you need a snack on the run, and will keep you satisfied longer.
  • Dark Chocolate: High in Antioxidants, and may improve your brain function and lower blood pressure. It will help curb your sweet cravings.
  • Coconut Oil: A healthy saturated fat, can boost your immune system and is thought to aid in healing the body of many ailments. It also has a myriad of other uses – it is great for your hair and skin!
  • Peanut Butter: A good source of protein and high in vitamins. Ensure your peanut butter is natural and does not contain β€œAntioxidant 320”. Research has shown this is actually banned in some countries, as it is derived from petroleaum!

I would love to know your thoughts on my delicious Chocolate and Peanut Butter Banana Bites. Do let me know in the comments below when you try them.

Love the combination of chocolate and fruit as much as we do? Be sure to also check out our:

And, be sure to check out Erica’s blog, and learn more about her personal health and wellness journey – the woman is such an inspiration!

Until next time,
Alex xx

P.S. Have a look at these three other delicious recipes I previously shared on Erica’s blog:

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Banana Bites

A delicious, healthy sweet treat – one that is definitely satisfying! Only four ingredients! 

Course Dessert, Nibbles, Snack, Sweet
Cuisine Australian
Keyword banana, chocolate, delicious, dessert, easy, gluten free, nibbles, peanut butter, simple, small bites, sweet treat, vegan
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 330 kcal
Author Alexandra

Ingredients

  • 1 banana
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 150 g dark chocolate
  • 1 tsp coconut oil

Instructions

  1. Line a tray with baking paper.

  2. Slice a banana on the diagonal (more surface area).

    Place banana slices on baking tray.

  3. Top the banana slices with the peanut butter.

    Chill in the fridge for 45 minutes.

  4. Break the chocolate into even size pieces and place into a heat-proof bowl.

    Place the bowl over the saucepan of barely simmering water, ensuring that the bowl does not touch the water and steam does not get into the chocolate. If it does, the chocolate will become thick and grainy. I cannot stress enough the importance of not letting water get into the chocolate.

    Stir the chocolate occasionally with a metal spoon*.

    Remove the bowl from the heat when most of the chocolate has melted. The residual heat will melt the remainder. Stir until smooth.

  5. Dip the banana slices in the chocolate – be gentle. Use a fork to manoeuvre. 

    Place the coated slices back on the baking paper lined tray.

    Chill for 15 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.

  6. Serve, and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

* Be sure to use natural Peanut Butter. Some varieties of Peanut Butter contain “Antioxidant 320”. This product is banned in some countries and is derived from petroleum!

* Your banana should be ripe enough to eat, but not overripe – it still needs to be firm.

* Use a good quality dark chocolate. If you require this to be vegan, ensure your chocolate contains no animal products.

Nutrition Facts
Chocolate and Peanut Butter Banana Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 330 Calories from Fat 225
% Daily Value*
Fat 25g38%
Saturated Fat 11g69%
Cholesterol 1mg0%
Sodium 81mg4%
Potassium 372mg11%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 10g11%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 15IU0%
Calcium 34mg3%
Iron 4.8mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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203 Comments on “Chocolate and Peanut Butter Banana Bites”

  1. Pingback: Chocolate Coated Strawberries - It's Not Complicated Recipes

  2. 5 stars
    What a nice combination. Love chocolate and peanut butter.
    Definitely one to try soon. The grandkids will love it too.

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  4. I haven’t made these in a long time. Great reminder of something that is pretty healthy if want a nice treat. I have everything in the pantry already.

  5. These look so yummy. While I’m not a huge banana eater, I do love them with peanut butter and add dark chocolate to the mix and well, I’m ready. I also love how easy they are, even this kitchen incompetent could put them together. heh-heh

  6. 5 stars
    I’m not a big fan of bananas (I know, I know), but preparing them this way makes them very appealing! I like that it uses so few ingredients & is easy to make.

  7. Wow, I am addicted to sweet things. Love your recipe. It’s easy to make for someone like me who isn’t much experienced. Would try for sure.

  8. 5 stars
    What a fun (and easy) snack! Bananas and peanut butter go well together. Chocolate and peanut butter go well together. So it stands to reason that bananas + peanut butter + chocolate would go well together, too. I love this idea!

    1. Thank you so much David. The flavours all work so well together, don’t they? And there’s not too much guilt when I feel like a sweet treat – or two. πŸ˜‰

  9. Oh goodness, those do look addictive and delicious. I eat peanut butter on my pancakes, with sliced bananas and chocolate syrup. I bet these would taste very similar and I’m just going to have to make them and see.

  10. This is like all my favorite things in one! I tried getting bananas . at the store yesterday but they were out. They must all be making your recipe πŸ˜‰

  11. These look interesting. I’ve tried the banana slices covered in chocolate they sell in the frozen section but the bananas taste not ripe. I will have to try something like this with ripe bananas and see if there’s a difference.

  12. Wow these look so incredible! And perfect for Easter! What a yummy but healthy snack!! Going to make these today actually!!! Thanks for sharing!

  13. 5 stars
    Oh my goodness, these look absolutely delicious. I love frozen bananas on a stick, this looks like a smaller and easier to make version. Yummy!

  14. 5 stars
    Wow how easy is this. Ive never made it myself but i love banana chocolate and you added peanut butter…brilliant

  15. I always liked mixing chocolate and peanut butter I think adding banana on it will be much better lol. tha kyou for this

  16. Yes, chocolate and fruit combination always get along well. This one is another delicious recipe which I can’t avoid πŸ˜‰

  17. This is definitely going to ruin my diet. It just looks absolutely good. I cannot wait to grab a bite.

    1. Hi Hannah, they are so good. The best part is they are not unhealthy. Just a couple won’t do too much harm to your diet πŸ˜‰ Please let me know if you make them. πŸ™‚

  18. Wow! Alex, you are so right these are so simple to make. Another recipe that combines dark chocolate and peanut butter that just looks scrumptious. I guess that it could last a while as well since you can store it in the fridge.

    1. Hi Alvern, these little sweet treats are delicious and easily made. It’s difficult to know how long they will actually last. Mine are always gone in a day or two. πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you Lina for the lovely comments. The 3 ingredients in these little bites go together very well and I love that I can enjoy a sweet treat and know that it’s not unhealthy.

  19. 5 stars
    Chocolates and bananas are always a good combo. I love them both and I don’t think I will say no for this recipe. Deserving 5-stars!

    1. Thank you Blair, I agree, it is a great combination of flavours. And I especially like that I can enjoy a sweet treat that is still healthy. πŸ™‚

  20. I don’t love eating bananas but you make them look so yummy! The chocolate and peanut butter make it look so yummy! This would makes such delicious bites.

    1. Hi Dalene, when the three flavours are put together it really does make a lovely, sweet treat. I like that it is also healthy. Let me know if you try them. πŸ™‚

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  22. This looks like something my little ones would like. I’m going to have to give it a try!

    Nailil
    thirtyminusone.com

  23. 5 stars
    Mmmm those look so good! I love all those flavors and they’re relatively good for you too. Thanks for sharing!

  24. This is definitely a healthy and a delicious after school treat to make for my kids and I am sure they are going to like this.

  25. 5 stars
    Awesome recipe you got here Alex! It’s that time of the month again and I’m craving for an extra sweet treat that it’s kinda “healthy” haha and this mix of banana and chocolate is perfect!

  26. 5 stars
    This is a lovely recipe for the kids. I like it. I showed your post to my son, 10 years old. He said let’s try out mamma. Then he looks at your photo and says, Aunty is an expert chef πŸ™‚

    1. Please thank your son for his interest in this recipe and the lovely comments. I do appreciate them. I think it would be a lot of fun for you both to make these together. Enjoy! πŸ™‚

  27. I love bananas and peanut butter. I often make a “sandwich” using a banana as the bread. Plus, you’ve included one of my favorite sweet treats, dark chocolate. I must try this recipe!

  28. This snack sounds so yummy..! I’m such a fan of these two. I love banana and peanut butter as well..!

  29. Awww, I will definitely try to make this recipe at home. It so easy, delicious and healthy snacks to prepare for kids.

  30. This is my ultimate favorite flavor combo. I love how the chocolate, banana and peanut butter all complement each other. I can’t wait to make these tasty treats at home.

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