Banana Bites

21 Aug

chocolatey banana goodness

When I first started toying with the idea of a blog, I had two routes I thought I wanted to take. The first being stories of life. Obviously that’s the route I chose to start with (it is the most important, after all). The second is posting about food. Need I say more? It wouldn’t be anything fancy, AT. ALL. Just a collection of recipes I love, my thoughts about certain grub items, etc. This is not intended to be a food blog, whatsoever. In my blog, I write about things I like. I love my daughter, my husband, and I like food, so I might occasionally blog about something yummy. So lower those expectations. I’m talking low, like lowest rung on the limbo bar. Thanks!

Now that we have that settled, I wanna tell you about these banana bites. I have a major sweet tooth (and a slightly larger junk food tooth, but that’s another story). I love me some chocolate and instead of forcing asking my sweet husband to run to the store at 10pm to fetch me yet another pint of Ben and Jerry’s Brownie Batter, or trek across town to my fav, Baskin Robbins, I reach for these little ones. I love that they’re individually wrapped and freeze nicely, I love that they’re healthier than the before mentioned ice cream, and I really love that when the banana is frozen it could almost pass as vanilla ice cream! I found these little babies on some other blog, but I can’t remember where, which makes me sad that I can’t give credit where it’s due.*  So for the record, I’m totally not taking credit for these. My favorite about these though, is that 1) they’re super easy and 2) they’re super yummy.

*Disclaimer: the photos were taken with my iPhone. It’s what was nearest, peeps.

The Step-by-Steps
Cover a plate with waxed paper.

Place 1/3 cup chocolate chips (I love semi-sweet) and a scant (means a little less) 1/4 cup peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl.

Heat in 30 second intervals, stirring after each time, until all is melted.

Cut banana into small chunks. I usually do mine in about 1 to 1.5 inch pieces.

chunks on a plate

Coat banana piece in chocolate mixture, then put on waxed paper. Repeat with all pieces.

Try not to eat the chocolate with a spoon. It's difficult, I know.

Put plate in the freezer for an hour to let the chocolate set up, then remove from freezer and wrap each banana bite in plastic wrap.

frozen yumminess

Place all wrapped banana bites in a ziploc bag and keep in the freezer until ready to be devoured, err I mean, eaten with dignity, pinky pointing out and all.

Of course, this is simple enough to make your own. If you’re a huge peanut butter fan, add more, and vice versa. It might also be yummy to add some coconut or chopped nuts on the top before the chocolate hardens. Do whatever sounds good to you!

*If you’re the creator of the recipe, get in touch with me and I’ll add a link back to your original post.

2 Responses to “Banana Bites”

  1. jodi August 21, 2011 at 11:10 pm #

    First, you are hilarious and I love how you write! Second, I have one banana left and a handful of chocolate chips and a ton of peanutbutter. I’m totally going to make these! :) I’ll beg Josh to get supplies for more tomorrow. :)

  2. Tylie M August 22, 2011 at 8:58 am #

    These look amazing! SO glad you will be putting food stuff on here, too!

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