Chocolate Almond Butter Banana Bites
Chocolate almond butter banana bites make for the perfect healthy sweet treat. Frozen banana slices are layered with almond butter, then gently dipped in a thin layer of chocolate. They’re a great bite to cool you on hot days!
If you loved my chocolate covered bananas these bites are a no brainer. It’s basically a bite sized version that makes for a healthy and delicious snack option.
They’re packed with fiber, protein and healthy fats to keep you energized and full when you need a mid-day treat. And for your sweet cravings, a dip of chocolate will do the trick without feeling guilty.
Frozen Banana Bites Recipe Video
Want to see how I make this recipe? Watch the quick video below!
Is Banana With Almond Butter A Healthy Snack?
Bananas and almond butter are a match made in heaven. It’s filling, nutritious, and the perfect balance between sweet and salty. Which is probably why you’ve seen tons of people make their morning “almond butter and banana toast”.
Bananas are a great source for Vitamin C, potassium, and antioxidants. Then adding a layer of almond butter will give you extra vitamins, fiber, healthy fats and protein. So the combination of the two makes for a great energy booster and overall healthy snack.
Just 5 Ingredients You Need
- Bananas: Depending on how big your bananas are, you’ll need 2 large or 3 medium ones.
- Almond Butter: I’m using almond butter for this recipe, but feel free to switch it up! You can also use peanut butter, cashew butter, or any seed butter.
- Chocolate Chips: You could use dark or milk chocolate chips (I prefer dark).
- Coconut Oil: One teaspoon will do the trick to help soften the frozen chocolate shell.
- Chia Seeds: Chia seeds are optional in this recipe. But they add a delicious texture and extra nutrients to make this a healthy snack!
Do You Need Coconut Oil?
While adding coconut oil to the chocolate isn’t necessary, it can help to soften the frozen chocolate. You don’t want to bite into the chocolate and have it crumble apart. So mixing in the oil will help soften the outer shell ever so slightly.
Just add in about one teaspoon – that’s it! And don’t worry, it won’t add a coconut-y flavor to the chocolate.
How To Make Frozen Banana Bites
First, you’ll need to prep a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then, follow these easy steps.
- Slice the bananas. Peel and slice the bananas into rounds about 1/4 inch thick.
- Spread the almond butter. Place half of the banana slices on the baking sheet and spread a layer of almond butter on top. Stir chia seeds into the almond butter for added crunch and nutrients.
- Create a sandwich. Place another banana slice on top to create a mini sandwich. Repeat this for the rest of the banana slices.
- Freeze the bites. Place the bites in the freezer until solid – about an hour.
- Melt the chocolate. Heat the mixture in 20 second increments, stirring in between until its silky smooth. Add coconut oil to make it extra smooth and dip-able.
- Dip the bites. Remove the frozen banana bites from the freezer. Dip each frozen banana bite into the melted chocolate so that half of each bite is coated. Then place it back on the baking sheet.
- Freeze once more. Place both baking sheets back into the freezer to let the chocolate harden.
- Enjoy! Once frozen, you’re ready to enjoy or store away in freezer safe containers.
A Few Things To Keep In Mind
- Make sure your bananas are frozen. It’s a simple tip, but you want your bananas nice and frozen before dipping.
- Dip as fast as possible! When you take the frozen banana bites out of the freezer to dip in chocolate, the bananas will soften quickly. So try to do this step as fast as possible.
- Scrape the excess chocolate. After dipping, scrape the bottom of the banana side on the edge of the chocolate bowl. This way you won’t have a puddle of chocolate under each bite.
How Long Can They Freeze For?
You can store these bites in freezer-safe containers for up to 1-2 months. To prevent them from sticking to each other, freeze in separated layers. Create an even layer of bites, then separate the second the layer with parchment or wax paper.
More Fun Banana Recipes
Got a bunch of bananas? Turn them into soft baked goods, creamy smoothies, and so much more.
- Strawberry Banana Smoothie
- Paleo Banana Bread (Super Moist!)
- Paleo Banana Nut Muffins
- Banana Milk
- Fresh Banana Pudding
- Paleo Porridge With Caramelized Bananas
And if you love that chocolate almond butter pairing, make sure to try my almond butter cups!
Chocolate Almond Butter Banana Bites
- 3 ripe bananas
- 1/3 cup almond butter
- 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil, optional
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds, optional
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Then set aside.
- Peel and slice the bananas into rounds about 1/4 inch thick. You don't want them too thick, otherwise the bites will be very thick to bite into when sandwiched together.
- Place half of the banana slices on the baking sheet and spread a layer of almond butter on top. If you'd like to add chia seeds to the almond butter (which I recommend), stir that into the almond butter before topping on the banana slices.
- Place another banana slice on top to create a mini sandwich. Repeat this for the rest of the banana slices.
- Freeze the banana bites until solid, about an hour.
- Add the chocolate chips to a microwave-safe bowl. Heat the mixture in 20 second increments, stirring in between until it's silky smooth. If you'd like to add coconut oil to make the chocolate a little softer and more dip-able (see tip above) you can add it here and stir with the chocolate.
- Remove the frozen banana bites from the freezer. Dip each frozen banana bite into the melted chocolate so that half of each bite is coated. Then place it back on the baking sheet.
- Place both baking sheets back into the freezer to let the chocolate harden.
- Once frozen, you're ready to enjoy or store away in freezer safe containers for up to 1-2 months.
- When you take the frozen banana bites out of the freezer to dip in the chocolate, the bananas will soften quickly, so try to do this step as fast as possible.
- I also recommend scraping the bottom side of the banana bite on the edge of your chocolate bowl. This way you won't have a puddle of chocolate under each bite.