Frozen Banana & Nut Butter Chocolate Bites

2013-08-29
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  • Servings : 10
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 0m
  • Ready In : 4:0 h

If you’re a fan of my no bake healthy truffles, then you will love this recipe! These delicious frozen bites are packed with goodness and taste so good you’ll never believe that they’re healthy.

These frozen bites make a delicious snack, dessert or pre-workout treat and are a great source of potassium and fibre (from the bananas), healthy fats and protein (from the nut butter) and flavanoids/antioxidants (from the dark chocolate).

You can customise these bites with your chosen nut butter (I used cashew butter) and can even add desiccated coconut for added fibre and healthy fats (make sure to buy unsweetened!).

Ingredients

  • A large ripe banana (or 2!)
  • 10 tsp of your favourite nut butter*
  • 10 squares of dark chocolate**
  • Optional - desiccated coconut

Cashew Butters

*I used three different types of nut butters to try them out – Meridian 100% Roasted Cashew Nut Butter Artisana 100% Organic Raw Cashew Butter and MyProtein’s Roasted Cashew Butter – I love all three and would advise you to pick a nut butter based on your preference for raw or roasted nuts. Always check the ingredients list of your nut butters and make the decision if you want to choose one with added sugar/salt (none of mine had these added), oil (MyProtein’s Cashew Butter has 4% added organic sunflower oil where as their Peanut Butter is 100% nuts, as is their Almond Butter – which makes me wonder why they needed to add the oil in the Cashew.. any thoughts?!) or if you want a ’100% nut’ nut butter – my choice. From a monetary perspective, the MyProtein nut butters are the best value.

**The darker the chocolate the better – I used 85% cocoa which means more antioxidant goodness, less added fat & sugar as well a much richer taste (meaning a little goes a long way!) – use at least 70% cocoa if you can’t find 85%.

Frozen banana bites

Method

Step 1

Slice up your banana (a large banana will give at least 20 chunks) & lay half of the banana chunks on baking/greaseproof paper on a flat surface e.g. a plate

Step 2

Spoon 1 tsp of your nut butter on top of the banana slices laying on the paper

Step 3

Top with the remaining banana slices to make 10 x little 'banana & nut butter sandwiches'

Step 4

Put in the freezer for at least an hour (I covered the banana chunks lightly with grease proof paper just to protect them from any falling ice!)

Step 5

Melt your chocolate in the microwave for around 1.5 minutes (use 1 piece of chocolate per banana chunk)

Step 6

Dip your banana pieces into the chocolate & roll (do this quickly so that the banana doesn't start to melt). Optional - roll the chunks in desiccated coconut

Step 7

Place the chocolate covered banana chunks back on the grease proof paper and freeze for 2-3 hours before serving or keep in the freezer until a chocolate craving kicks in!

Frozen banana bites

UPDATE: Thank you to everyone who sends me pictures of my recipes on Twitter & Facebook - here are a selection!!

Chocolate banana bites

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Chocolate nut butter bites

Chocolate Bites

Chocolate Banana Bites

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*Top left: 3 Ingredient Protein Cookies; Top right: Banana Bites, Bottom: Tuna & Feta Frittatas

Chocolate Banana Bites

Frozen Banana Bites

Banana Frozen Bites

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Nutritional Info

This information is per serving.

  • Calories

    95Kcal
  • Carbs

    6g
  • Protein

    2g
  • Fat

    7g

Recipe Comments

Comments (12)

  1. posted by Claire on September 2, 2013

    I made these as a Sunday night treat and they were absolutely delicious! Super easy to make too. the only downside was having to share them :)

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 2, 2013

      Haha! I love that. So glad you enjoyed them :) Thanks for your comment Claire! xx

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  2. posted by Maxine Bossini on September 9, 2013

    Bananas never tasted so good! So easy to make and perfect for that chocolate treat! Thanks for the recipe Nic x
    Go Bananas everyone & make these beauties ;-)

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 9, 2013

      Haha thanks Maxine! Love your pic too :) So glad you liked them!! Nic xx

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  3. posted by Leah on September 9, 2013

    These were so easy to make! And perfect to keep in the freezer for when I fancy a treat. They’re quite rich so one is enough to satisfy a craving, and eaten straight out of the freezer means they last longer! Great, simple, healthy recipe!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 9, 2013

      Aw thanks for your lovely comment Leah! So glad you like them :) xx

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  4. posted by Michela Rutherford on September 9, 2013

    Yum, just polished mine off! The kids adore them, literally over anthng else!! I find it easier to slice the banana lengthways, dab each cut side with kitchen towel then spread on the nut butter, sandwich and freeze whole. I then sliced it from frozen. I found the other way the slices were so skippy I got in a real mess!

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on September 10, 2013

      Haha thanks for the tip Michela!! So glad you like them! xx

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  5. posted by Stephanie on October 13, 2013

    Made these amazing banana nutty chocolatey bites for a healthy homemade dinner party dessert. They were really simple to make, but so delicious. Used green and blacks 85% and PB. Going to make with almond butter next time. Thanks Nic x

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    • posted by Nics Nutrition on October 13, 2013

      Thanks for your comment Stephanie! So glad you like them :) xx

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  6. posted by Niamh Farrell on January 8, 2014

    Made these this evening and they are amazing!! & so simple to make & filling!! thanks for the great recipe :)

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