Don’t argue with me on this one: chocolate + peanut butter + banana is one of the best flavor combinations of all time. It’s just a fact. As a kid, I remember slicing bananas lengthwise, spreading peanut butter on them, and sprinkling a few mini chocolate chips on top. Once I got to college, I graduated (pun 100% intended) to slicing bananas into smaller pieces, putting peanut butter in between two of them, dipping them in chocolate, and freezing them. That way, I can just take them out of the freezer and eat whenever I want. Over time, I’ve adapted this recipe to include almond butter (which I like better), but you can totally use whatever kind of nut butter you’d like.
These can easily be made in a dorm room because all you need is a knife, bowl, and microwave, and keep well in the freezer for about a month. But I guarantee you they’ll be gone before then anyways.
Chocolate Covered Almond Butter Banana Bites
1 banana, sliced
1/2 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon coconut oil
1. Spread almond butter between two banana slices. Freeze for 5 minutes.
2. Combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in a bowl. Melt for 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir. Microwave for 45 more seconds.
3. Gently dip banana/almond butter combos in chocolate, making sure to coat every side. I’ve also found it adequate to scoop chocolate onto them and let it drop down the sides. Whatever works for you.
4. Freeze for 25+ minutes.
Like I said earlier, these keep in the freezer for a while. They’re a great treat to satisfy your sweet tooth without a bunch of added junk and sugar. I’ve also found that they’re very rich in flavor, so you really only need one or two at a time. Let me know if you decide to substitute different nut butters, I’d love to see how it works with something other than peanut + almond butters!