Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Bites
A chocolate and nut butter fudge-like coating covered the frozen banana slices, which I topped with slightly bitter cacao nibs. These weren’t overly sweet, as the mister pointed out. He was hoping for something that reminded him of a candy bar like taste. If you’re looking for that added sweetness I would add more sweetener as needed and taste as you go. For me, the sweetness was perfect. As I bit into my chocolate covered banana slice, it seemed like I was eating a creamy banana popsicle coated with fudge. I’ll take it as an after dinner snack any day! Read on for the recipe!
Ingredients for chocolate banana bites:
*Makes about 20-25+ banana bites
3 ripe bananas, sliced 1/2 inch thick (feel free to use another banana if you have extra chocolate coating leftover)
1/2 cup of almond butter
1/4 cup of cocoa powder
1/4 cup of coconut sugar
1 tbsp of virgin coconut oil, melted
1 tbsp of agave nectar
2-3 tbsp almond milk (or the milk of your choice) *amount depends on the consistency of the chocolate mixture, if it is too thick to cover and coat the banana slices then add the extra tablespoon of almond milk to thin it out
1 tbsp of cacao nibs for sprinkling (sub mini chocolate chips if you don’t have cacao pieces)
1- Cover a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, slice your bananas and set them off to the side.
2- Add the almond butter, cocoa powder, coconut sugar, coconut oil, and agave nectar to a bowl. Mix together. At this point, the nut butter mixture will be very thick. Add one tablespoon of almond milk at a time until the batter reaches a consistency, which will allow you to coat the banana slices. I added three tablespoons of almond milk and the consistency of the chocolate mixture was similar to that of brownie batter, but a little thicker.
3- Either add all of the banana slices to the batter and stir them up and take them out one at a time with a fork OR you can place them in the batter and coat them one at a time (pulling them out with a fork). I tried both techniques. The first was a bit faster.
4- Top with cacao nibs and freeze for 1.5 hours (they are still great after a day+ in the freezer, just don’t let them sit out too long). *NOTE: Don’t let these sit out too long or they will become melted and soft.
These would be perfect as a sweet after dinner dessert or to take to a family picnic as the weather gets warmer. Let me know what you think!