Monday, February 11, 2013

Frozen Peanut Butter Chocolate Covered Banana Bites



Addicted. I am utterly addicted to these. And I'm not even a huge banana lover, but when you add chocolate and a frosting-like peanut buttery center, something magical happens. I made these for the girls, but the poor loves only got one or two apiece. Because I tasted one. Just to make sure they were okay, and then I just... couldn't. stop. Before I knew it almost all of these peanut butter filled chocolate covered banana bites were gone. Time to make more. It's amazing how the simplest things are often the most delicious. These are like little bonbons, only much healthier. And tastier too!




Peanut butter + Greek yogurt + stevia = gultless frosting. You won't need all of this for the banana bites. But you will want the extra. If you don't love stevia, sub your favorite sweetener. 

Yes, I know my pan needs a good scouring. I'll get to that right after situations like this one stop happening. Now go make some of these and see them magically disappear. 


Frozen Peanut Butter Chocolate Covered Banana Bites Recipe 

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makes about 25-30 pieces

1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
1/4 cup plain Greek yogurt
1/2 teaspoon Stevia (or desired amount of your favorite sweetener)
2/3 cup chocolate chips
1 tablespoon coconut oil (optional)
2 bananas, sliced crosswise into 1/4"-inch pieces

Place peanut butter and yogurt in a small bowl and stir together. Stir in the stevia. Transfer to a sandwich bag and snip a small corner off.

Place chocolate chips in a medium glass bowl set over a small saucepan with 1-inch of simmering water. Stir until chocolate has melted. I stirred in a tablespoon of oil to thin the chocolate.

Coat a mini muffin pan with cooking spray. Spoon a teaspoon of melted chocolate into the bottom of muffin cups. Place one banana slice on top of chocolate and squeeze about a teaspoon of peanut butter mixture on top. Cover with another small spoonful of chocolate. Alternatively, top banana slices with the peanut butter mixture and then coat with chocolate and place on waxed paper. Place mini muffin pan (or waxed paper) into the freezer for at least 30 minutes.

*Nutrition facts approximate and calculated by Sparkpeople.com



More Chocolate Peanut Butter Goodness:

Chocolate Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats  from Yummy Mummy Kitchen
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cookies from Cooking Light
Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffles from Bakerella

27 comments:

  1. These little bites look irresistible!

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  2. Sort of wish I hadn't seen these because I have a feeling I will not be able to stop eating them!!

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  3. Yum! Would plain old sugar work, or does it have to be a liquid sweetener?

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  4. Oh jeez! I would go crazy with these! Yum Me!

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  5. These look so delicious! love the peanut butter / greek yogurt / stevia combo!

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  6. Yeah. I'm addicted to these too...

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  7. Yum, yum, yum!!! A mothers work is never done, right? My days are filled with spills, messes and fingerprints too but wouldn't trade it for the world.

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  8. There is something absolutely heavenly about bananas and peanut butter. Pinning this one. :)

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  9. What's not to love about bananas + Peanut butter + chocolate?!

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  10. My favorite combo! The kids would love these!

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  11. These look fabulous---I love the little beads of condensation on the chocolate. I feel for your daughters, but we bloggers have a duty to test our recipes, and sometimes that means that most of a batch has to be sacrificed to quality control ;)

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  12. Ave and I would love these cute little gems.

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  13. Okay, so, I'm probably going to have to blame you when I become addicted to these... :)

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  14. Anonymous9:26 AM

    Oh I've seen these floating around Pinterest for MONTHS.....these look delicious. Just wondering why you added sweetener to the peanut butter because I imagine it would be sweet enough with the banana and chocolate.

    Monique

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    1. Hi Monnique. I love Reese's pb cups and wanted the peanut butter part of this recipe to taste like that instead of like the natural peanut butter and yogurt I was using. If you don't want your peanut butter part to be sweet feel free to leave it out. However, Greek yogurt is very tart so be prepared for your peanut butter part to taste sour instead of sweet.

      Like I said in the post, you may have extra peanut butter filling. I loved eating it on bananas as a sweet treat and wouldn't have liked it without the sweetness.

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  15. Alissa11:08 AM

    Perfect timing. I made these the other night but just banana and chocolate. I'll be adding the PB for sure! I've got almond butter at home so I'll prob try that first :) I made them with a bar of dark chocolate that I melted in a double boiler. But.....it didn't turn out as well as planned. My thoughts as to why: 1) I bought a bar of dark chocolate w almond bits in it by accident. The chocolate isle at Whole Foods was overly crowded that day so I grabbed what I could and got out with my fingers still intact, lol! And 2) I used banana slices that I had previously frozen. I think maybe the frost on the banana slices did something to the chemistry of the melted chocolate. It kinda congealed and never recovered its smooth melty texture even with the double boiler still going. Soooo...I'll def be giving this another go and following you recipe! Thx!

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  16. This one looks exciting to make for the kids. Another food bites they will surely enjoy.

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  17. Oh Lawd!! I would never stop popping these in my mouth! I think I am going to make a huge batch, put it in the freezer, and just eat them by the handful!

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  18. Chocolate and peanut butter is one of my favorite combinations! Add in a banana and I'm sold! I will be trying these for sure!

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  19. These will be made this week :) I can't wait. Two of my favorite things!!

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  20. My daughter is allergic to bananas so I used strawberries. They were equally amazing! Love both fruits. May get adventurous and try apples.

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    1. Hi Lisa, I absolutely LOVE that idea. Thanks for sharing :)

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  21. I was skeptical about peanut butter and strawberries - it didn't sound as yummy as bananas and PB, but they were awesome! Perfect little snack when you need to satisfy that nagging sweet tooth but don't want to put down an entire pint of Ben and Jerry's!!!! This recipe is a keeper! So, so good!

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  22. Anonymous5:54 PM

    Can't wait to make these! They sound incredible! Do I need to freeze the bananas first? (or refrigerate this afterward?)

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    1. Hi, and thanks! You can use room temperature bananas and once they are assembled they need to be kept in the freezer.

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