Chocolate covered fruit is always a welcoming (and relatively healthy) snack. Recently when I was in the grocery store I saw they had chocolate covered bananas and strawberries in the frozen food section. Since chocolate covered fruit is easy to make, I decided to add a recipe for chocolate covered banana bites to my blog.
The chocolate covered bananas offered in the grocery stores are traditionally made with a lot of added (and unnecessary) ingredients. This recipe creates a tastier, healthier and less expensive chocolate covered banana bite. You will be amazed at how easy it is and soon you will be covering every type of fruit in chocolate!
The recipe below creates a simple, basic chocolate covered bananas. For flavor variations you can add a bit of peanut butter or almond butter to each banana before they are covered in chocolate. The covered bananas can be stored in the freezer for an easy, go to, healthy treat.
Chocolate Banana Bites
2 bananas (ripe)
1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips (or dark chocolate)
2 tablespoons coconut oil
Peel and slice the bananas into bite sized slices. Place the sliced bananas into a freezer safe gallon sized plastic bag. Put the bag in the freezer and allow the bananas to freeze until they are frozen (about an hour).
After the bananas are froze they can be removed from the freezer and set aside while the chocolate dip is made. To make the chocolate dip, place the semi sweet chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl. Add the coconut oil to the chips and microwave for about 30 seconds. Carefully remove the bowl from the microwave and stir the chocolate mixture. Place back in the microwave and heat for an additional 15 seconds. Remove from microwave and stir once again. The chocolate should be melted, however, if it is not then you can heat for an additional 15 seconds or until the chocolate is melted.
Place the frozen banana slices on a tray that is lined with a piece of parchment paper. Make sure the tray is small enough to fit within your freezer. Carefully dip each frozen banana piece into the melted chocolate. You can use a fork or a Kaaba stick to help insert the banana into the chocolate. Submerge the banana until it is fully coated in the chocolate. Gently place the coated banana on the parchment paper.
Once all the bananas have been coated, place the tray in the freezer and allow the chocolate to set up. The finished slices can be stored in the freezer or in the refrigerator. For some yummy flavor variations, you can add a bit of peanut butter or almond butter to each banana slice before it is coated with chocolate.