Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Frozen Banana Bites

Thanks to a cooking friend, I discovered these delicious, easy treats.  I made these with my kids when they got home from school one day.  They couldn't wait to eat them.  We went with a colorful nonpareil topping instead of the coconut, because that's what the kids wanted.  I would have prefferred coconut, but oh well!

The kids peeled and cut the bananas with a butter knife, while I melted the chocolate and peanut butter together, and then we all dipped them together and covered with sprinkles. 

Frozen Banana Bites
adapted from Never Homemaker

2 large bananas
1/3 cup chocolate chips
1/3 cup natural peanut butter
Unsweetened coconut flakes OR Sprinkles

1.  Set out a large plate with a piece of parchment or wax paper on it.

2.  Cut up the bananas into good-sized chunks. Each banana should give you around 5 to 6 pieces.

3.  Heat the peanut butter and chocolate chips in the microwave on high for about a minute. Then stir until smooth.  Or melt together on the stove in s double boiler or very heavy saucepan on very low heat. 

4.  Dip the banana pieces in the chocolate-peanut butter mixture. Lay them out leaving some space between them on the parchment/wax paper. Then when you've "covered" them all, use the remaining mixture to spoon over the tops.  Then sprinkle the unsweetened coconut flakes , or sprinkles, on top. Transfer to the freezer for about an hour until hardened.

5.  You can eat them like this but they are good frozen for longer.

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LadyJayPee said...

I L O V E these little dessert treats.

tasteofbeirut said...

Yum Yum; I don't have kids in the house, my daughter is past 18, but I think I will be making these for us and my octogenarian parents! Delicious!!!

What a Dish! said...

Thanks for the recipe, JayPee! Beirut- they are so simple and yummy- good for kids and adults of all ages!