Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites

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Introduction: Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites

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If you have chocolate and/or peanut butter and/or banana cravings as much as I do, then this frozen treat is sure to be a winner.

One of these nibbles will easily satisfy a summertime sweet tooth and are soooo easy to make!

Step 1: Slice, Spread and Freeze

Start with this simple step:
  • Slice ripe bananas (maybe 3/8" thick)
  • Spread peanut butter between slices and sandwich together
  • Freeze slices until firm

Step 2: Take a Chocolate Dip and Eat (or Freeze for Later)

Combine in a microwave safe bowl: 
  • 1 cup of chocolate chips (semi-sweet, milk, white - your choice)
  • 1 teaspoon of oil (canola or vegetable)
Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, and repeat until chips are almost completed melted (about 3 intervals).

Remove banana slices from the freezer and using a long pronged fork (i.e. marshmallow roaster), dip the slices into the melted chocolate.  Remove the excess chocolate and allow to cool on the fork before setting on waxed paper.

Store these tasty bites in the freezer until the next PB-B-C craving occurs and enjoy!
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I am excited to find these. I know the number of bananas for 1 pkg of chocolate chips will vary, but is there an approximate # needed if sliced the thickness you have listed, so I can freeze enough bananas and not take all day to make if I should have frozen more banana slices. Thanks

My husband and the work crew here love them. I told my daughter who is visiting in a couple of weeks that I wanted to make them for my grandson who has allergies. She was so excited I have to email the recipe to her so she could make them at home for her family. My son-in-law is a fireman and paramedic in Utah and she thought the guys at the firehouse would like them also. Thanks they taste great!!!

These look delicious and so simple! I can't wait to try them. You could even carve the banana in a heart shape before slicing to make little heart bites for a special someone... :-)

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Awesome instructable!! I'm not a big fan of peanut butter so maybe I could use nuttella instead but overall really good Thanks!

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The banana bites are as delicious as I thought they would be. The first ones I tried were not refrozen and the banana melted in my mouth. I'm surprised I had enough willpower to put the rest back in the freezer.
I have a nifty banana slicer which cuts slices about 1/4" thick which seemed perfect. The banana was a little over ripe, I'd use a less ripe one next time. I chopped up a block of dark Whittaker's chocolate (an excellent New Zealand brand) and melted it in a makeshift double boiler instead of a microwave. The tiny fork along with a mini spatula worked well to keep the frozen banana and PB under control. My husband and I love this recipe!

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I am so glad you found success with the recipe and took the time to share your technique. I have never seen a banana slicer (like that) and appreciate the photo. What an interesting kitchen tool. Thanks for sharing!

I've added an extra banana to next week's shopping list and can't wait to make these bites. I love bananas, peanut butter and, of course, chocolate.

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Funny how you keep in good supply of PB & chocolate...usually those are the first items gobbled up in my house!

We're really good about never running out of peanut butter and giant chocolate bars which we use for baking--somehow we have willpower not to eat an unopened bar until needed. But we buy seven bananas every week for breakfast so they are off limits! I really can't wait to try these bites.

I used firm bananas, just at the yellow ripe stage. It took me about 3 or 4 tries to get it right. O.k., 3 or 4 tries before I could bring myself to put them in the freezer. The first few batches didn't make it that far:( Just couldn't wait. But, finally got them frozen and dipped. In a word, all I can say is "Oh yummmmm, yesssssss, yummmmm" Oh, that was more than one word, wasn't it?:) Oh, if you stir the peanut butter really good first, it spreads more easily. Did I say this was yummy?:)

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Great point about stirring the PB and glad some of them never made it to the dippin' phase. (My leftovers jumped onto bread and became a sandwich)

If you're not a huge fan of the taste of the Frozen Bananas, an easy alternative is to use toothpicks (or if you want multi layers) kabob skewers, to hold together as you dip them in the chocolate...

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