Monday, August 27, 2012

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites


I have a great summer snack/dessert/treat for you.  I have seen a few different versions of these chocolate covered bananas in different places and I kept saying I needed to try this out.  The other day when hubby went to grab a banana all the other bananas in the bunch fell and started unpeeling.  They needed to be used ASAP and as appealing as both Peanut Butter Banana Bread and Banana Nutella Bread sounded, I opted to try something new.  I remembered seeing banana bites on the web and in magazines so I went ahead and raided my pantry. I found my favorite semi-sweet morsels and a big jar of peanut butter and got to work.  This took no time at all and the results were oh so yummy!  The kids loved these and chose bananas over ice cream for dessert a few nights this week. That's huge!!  Have you tried these yet?  What do you dip your banana bites in?  And what other fruits do you think would work with this recipe? ...Enjoy!!

What you need:
3 bananas, sliced
1/2 cup peanut butter
1/2 cup chocolate chips
a few splashes of milk

What you do:
Line a sheet pan (I used wax paper)
In the microwave or over a double boiler (I use the stove top method) melt the chocolate chips with the peanut butter, stirring constantly.  Add milk as needed to ensure a smooth consistency.
Dip the banana slices into the mixture, I found it best to use a fork when dipping. Lay the banana bites on the lined sheet pan and freeze for a few hours - until completely frozen.
Store in freezer in a container or bag.





15 comments:

  1. These look delicious. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this and any other posts. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party. It runs from Wednesday to Sundays.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/tangerine-toner-and-wednesdays-adorned.html
    I hope to see you there. I am your newest follower, and I would love for your to follow me also. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  2. These sound absolutely heavenly! I love that they're a dessert I can feel good about eating!

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  3. yum! these would also be great if you rolled 'em in nuts or flakes of coconut after dipping in chocolate.

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  4. These look terrific. I cannot wait to try this recipe. Come and visit us. We have some tasty treats this week.

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  5. Yum! I work for a chocolate shop and these remind me a lot of my favorite chocolates - truffles :) Thanks for sharing!

    I would love it if you linked this up at my link party! You can find it here:

    http://thewellcraftedhome.blogspot.com/2012/08/well-crafted-wednesdays-18-link-party.html

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  6. mmm mmm these look so good! i'm pinning this right now. I'll have to remember this next time I need to rescue bananas.

    I usually fix either banana bread or my own "invention" of banana fritters and funnel cake hybrid:
    http://byebyesoccermom.blogspot.com/2011/07/banana-fritters-and-funnel-cake-hybrid.html

    xx
    maya

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  7. Sounds amazing! thanks so much for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  8. Hi Danielle,
    You don't get any better then chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2012/08/free-bee-sweet-hat-pattern-crocheted.html
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above
    www.adornedfromabove.com

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  9. Found you on Katie's Nesting Spot. These look amazing!!! Can't wait to try them. Thanks for sharing.

    Candice
    candicecraves.blogspot.com

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  10. what a great combination. it sounds so delicious!

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  11. Danielle, these little bites will be awesome treats! Hope you have a great holiday weekend and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

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  12. that looks SO delicious! Wow, that combination is truly tasty!!! Just wanted to let you know you are being featured at this weeks Tasteful Tuesday party! This link will go live at 8:30 tonight!
    http://www.nap-timecreations.com/2012/09/somewhat-healthy-ice-cream-sandwich-and.html

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  13. Nothing is better than chocolate and peanut butter:-) What a fun and simple snack idea!!!

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  14. What could be better. I will be featuring this tonight at my Fall into Fall party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

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