Monday, August 8, 2011

Go Bananas: Frozen Banana Bites

I love chocolate!  I'll never deny that.  I don't love bananas; there is something about the smell or the texture or a combination of both that just isn't very appetizing to me.  I buy them and slice them up and add it to a bowl of cereal or sometimes can manage to eat one after a work out.  Friday, I was doing whatever it was I was doing on the computer at the time and looked over at the 3 organic bananas turning brown and knew I didn't want to add them to the freezer collection and didn't want to just throw them into the compost; and the collection of frozen bananas in the freezer for banana bread baking in the Fall is bordering on ridiculous.  So, I went searching for recipes, then I remembered (never)homemaker's Frozen Banana Bite recipe.  So I wrote down anything I'd need to buy at the grocery store the following day.  The only thing I already had were the bananas going bad.


1-3 bananas
your preference of chocolate
unsweetened shredded coconut
peanut butter (or sun butter or neither)


cutting board
dry measuring cup
microwave safe bowl
wax paper

Direction *with the changes I made*:

1. Cut the banana into the same slices you would if you were adding it to your cereal. You get more pieces this way, and they are more bite size.  Place wax paper on plate.

2. I am allergic to peanut butter and for some ridiculous reason have only just heard of sun butter! (I'm a little obsessed right now). Take a spoonful or two and put in microwave safe bowl (or skip this step all together).

3. Use to your discretion the appropriate amount of chocolate (the more slices, the more chocolate needed). Use anywhere from 1/3 C to 1/2 C.  Add to same bowl mentioned above.

4.  Heat the chocolate (& peanut butter/sun butter) no more than a minute, you don't want it to burn! Trust me, it doesn't smell good at all. Depending on the chocolate you use, I added a tsp or two of milk to help get a better

5. Dip banana slice in chocolate, then lay on plate.  Once you're done with all of the slices, use the rest or heat more chocolate and cover the tops.

6. Sprinkle coconut on top.

7. Freeze!

The first two bananas I made it with the sun butter.  The third I made without.  Once frozen, I put them in separate tupperware containers. It's a delicious treat and a new way to enjoy a banana!

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