Frozen Banana & Nut Butter Chocolate Bites2013-08-29
- 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).
- A large ripe banana (or 2!)
- 10 tsp of your favourite nut butter*
- 10 squares of dark chocolate**
- Optional - desiccated coconut
*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%.
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
Spoon 1 tsp of your nut butter on top of the banana slices laying on the paper
Top with the remaining banana slices to make 10 x little 'banana & nut butter sandwiches'
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!)
Melt your chocolate in the microwave for around 1.5 minutes (use 1 piece of chocolate per banana chunk)
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
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!
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