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If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to dessert, these chocolate peanut butter banana bites are perfect! They are high in protein, easy to make and contain no added sugar. They keep well in the freezer to make ahead and let’s face it, who doesn’t love a chocolate peanut butter combo?!
Bananas – your bananas should be yellow and ripe but not overly ripe. If they are overly ripe (like how you want them for banana bread), they will be a lot harder to cut and handle.
Powdered peanut butter – I like using powdered peanut butter (the brand I use is linked here) because not only is it lower in fat than regular peanut butter, but you can control the consistency of the pb. If your pb is too runny, it will be hard to stack the bananas together and dip in chocolate. If you want to use regular peanut butter, you can mix it with a little bit of almond flour to get a better consistency.
Homemade chocolate – I give the recipe for my homemade sugar-free chocolate to dip the bananas in but you could also use chocolate chips and melt them. If you want to keep these vegan, make sure you are using vegan chocolate chips. And if you want to keep it sugar-free, you can buy sugar free chocolate chips. Lily’s has a large variety of sugar-free chocolate chips. Use a double boiler or microwave to melt the chips and continue with the recipe.
Monk fruit sweetener – if you decide to make your own chocolate, I recommend this monk fruit sweetener. I get the cacao butter and cacao powder from Nuts.com.
I recommend storing these in the fridge if you plan on eating them right away; otherwise, store them in the freezer. You can thaw them by leaving them out for 15-30 minutes or nuke them in the microwave for ~10 seconds for a quick thaw.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites
- 2 medium bananas
- 1/4 cup powdered peanut butter (32 g)
- 3-4 tbsp water
- 1.1 oz cacao butter (30 g)
- 6 tbsp cacao powder (30 g)
- 2 tbsp powdered monk fruit sweetener (15 g)
- Line a baking tray with wax paper.
- Cut the banana into even bite sized rounds.
- Mix powdered peanut butter with water until you get a thick peanut butter consistency. Start with 2 tbsp and add more water from there. It's important that the peanut butter isn't too runny so make sure to add the water slowly.
- Add peanut butter onto one side of the banana and top with other half. Place on prepared tray and move to fridge to set.
- While the peanut butter banana bites are setting, heat cacao butter in a double boiler until melted. Add cacao butter and sweetener until fully combined.
- Take banana bites out of the fridge and dip half of the bite into chocolate. Continue until all the bites are covered in chocolate.
- Chill in fridge or freezer for 1-2 hours until chocolate has set.