Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites (No-Bake, Gluten Free)



I don't think that it's any secret that I love the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. I love it even better with bananas. But I love it best in easy, no bake, semi-healthy form like these frozen chocolate peanut butter banana bites. This is one of my favorite anytime-and-all-the-time sweet snacks.


There are only 4 ingredients involved here: bananas, chocolate chips, creamy peanut butter and a garnish of salt, which brings out the chocolate flavor and balances the sweetness from the bananas and chocolate. So, if you're in it for an easy recipe, these are for you.


Almost as important is what these don't contain: butter, added sugar, or flour. They are obviously gluten free, and can be adapted to be vegan or dairy free (just use the appropriate chocolate). And I'm not 100% sure what paleo is, but I think they qualify for that too. So if you're looking for something that is healthy, relatively low fat, allergen-free, and grain free, these are for you.


Finally, they could not be faster to make: slice the bananas, melt the chocolate with the peanut butter, and dunk the bananas in it. Then freeze and you're ready to go. So, if you want a treat that is fast, and doesn't require you to turn on the oven (which is a huge sacrifice if you are living pretty much anywhere other than Chicago right now), these are for you.


I try to have a little batch of these in my freezer at all times. They are sweet and refreshing, and they're much lighter than a cookie, especially in the middle of summer. They are stored in the freezer, and they are meant to be eaten cold, so make a batch for no particular reason, and just eat them whenever you have a chocolate peanut butter craving. If you like sweet, healthy little bites as much as I do, then these are for you. Really, these are for everyone.





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14 comments:

  1. Wow! I've always wanted to try these frozen banana bites, and I love the chocolate-peanut butter spin on the recipe. Such a good idea to have these little bites in stock for times when a chocolate craving strikes (:

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  2. Thanks, Monica! These are so easy and handy to have around. I make them all the time, especially in the summer, exactly for those chocolate cravings you mentioned!

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  3. Anne ~ Uni HomemakerJune 13, 2013 at 12:39 AM

    Chocolate and bananas? YUM! Love that combination and love it more that it's bite sized. I would probably be popping these into my mouth like bon bons on a hot summer day. :D

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  4. I need these in my fridge, like ASAP. thankfully I have some perfectly browned bananas! The combo of chocolate, PB and banana just can't be beat.

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  5. Yes, you do!! Those bananas are demanding to be covered in chocolate and PB immediately :)

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  6. Thanks! Yes, they are easy to eat and you might end up eating several but luckily they really aren't too bad for you :)

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  7. These have all my favorite food groups: chocolate, peanut butter and bananas. These surely win at everything!

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  8. I used to make these all the time last summer! They were constantly in my freezer...so good. I always meant to blog them but my pictures were always horrible, haha. Yours look so good though! Definitely reminds me to make them again this summer :)

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  9. So great to know I am not the only one! I've been eating them nonstop since the weather started to warm up. They are addictive. You should make them!!

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  10. These totally beat chocolate covered frozen bananas on a stick. Because it just takes one time of accidentally biting down on the stick to never want them again...so painful. So yeah...I love these little bite sized versions and can't wait to make them.


    Also, my fiance claims that he "doesn't get" the whole pb + chocolate combination. Sometimes I just don't understand him. I mean pb + chocolate is just the most perfect combo. And then you add in the sea salt and these just look like everything I want in a summertime treat:)

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  11. You are so right! I love the idea of food on a stick, but it just isn't practical to eat - too much potential for pain! (ha)


    I'm so glad you are planning to try these! Please let me know what you think. As for your fiancee .. can't say I understand his point of view (I agree with you completely!), but hey, they say opposites attract, right? :)

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  12. These look fantastic! And it's something I can actually make in my little kitchen! I'll definitely be trying these soon :)

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  13. Thanks, Tara! Yep, they're super quick and easy. I hope you like them!

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