I have been craving ALL the sweets this summer. But, every time I eat too much sugar, my mood plummets. So, I have been going through my classic favorite desserts and trying to make them healthy. Then I came across chocolate covered bananas and was like oh my gosh, this one is a no-brainer! So the frozen chocolate covered bananas with peanut butter were born!
WHAT MAKES CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER FROZEN BANANAS HEALTHY
Aside from the toppings, there are really only 4 ingredients you need to make these:
Bananas: a great source of potassium vitamin B6, vitamin C, magnesium, copper and manganese.
All natural peanut butter: healthy fats, protein, and even some fiber!
Dark chocolate chips: dark chocolate (>80% cacao) contains fiber, iron, magnesium, copper, and manganese. Read about how chocolate can improve your mood!
Unrefined coconut oil: contains medium chain fats. These fats go straight to your liver to be burned as energy, rather than circulating first like other fats do.
WATCH HOW I MADE FROZEN CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BANANS
HOW TO MAKE CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER FROZEN BANANAS
Frozen Chocolate Covered Bananas with Peanut Butter are so easy to make!
Start by lining a plate with parchment paper.
Cut your bananas to ~4-5 inches.
NOTE: You can leave them full length, but they are harder to dip this way. Cut a few inches off and then freeze the discarded part for a smoothie!
Put a popsicle stick in the end of each banana. Save some room for your "handle"
Place the bananas on the parchment paper lined plate. Freeze the bananas for a few hours to set them. This helps them stay together when you dip them in the thick peanut butter.
Dip the frozen bananas in peanut butter
After they have set, melt a mason jar filled with peanut butter. No you will not actually be using this much peanut butter, but using more just helps to dip them!
NOTE: warming up the peanut butter in the microwave makes it thinner and easier to dip!
Dip each banana in the peanut butter. Put the peanut butter dipped bananas back on the parchment paper.
Dip the frozen peanut butter bananas in chocolate:
Okay, for me this was day 3 because I got busy with other recipes (as you can see me wearing 3 different colored sweats in my video LOL).
The first thing you want to do is to melt your chocolate:
In a mason jar, put the chocolate chips and coconut oil.
Turn the microwave on 30 seconds. Stir the chocolate.
Repeat this 2-3 times JUST until the chocolate is melted.
Stir the chocolate around and make sure there are no hidden chunks in there.
Now you can take your frozen peanut butter bananas out of the freezer. Look at how nice and frosty there are.
Dip your bananas one at a time in the chocolate.
Place them back on the plate and add any toppings that you want!
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER FROZEN BANANAS TOPPING IDEAS
-All natural rainbow sprinkles
-Chopped nuts, like cashews or almonds
-Unsweetened coconut flakes
-Freeze dried berries, like strawberries or mangoes
-Drizzle of nut butter
Store your chocolate bananas in the freezer in an airtight container or a ziplock bag. Unless you and 3 other people eat them right away hehe!
Also, if you want to make more than 4 just double this whole thing... or triple.. quadruple!
TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Bananas
Use parchment paper. If you put the bananas right on a plate and then stick it in the freezer, you're going to have a lot of trouble getting them off! Parchment paper helps the bananas to not stick to the plate!
Melt your peanut butter. Melting the peanut butter turns thick peanut butter into thin peanut butter! This makes it a lot easier to dip. And, easier for the peanut butter to run off the banana (in case you don't want the peanut butter layer to be super thick!)
Stir your chocolate frequently. When you microwave chocolate, it can melt really fast! This is good for someone who doesn't want to stand over the stove stirring the chocolate. But just like you have to stir the chocolate over the stove, stirring the chocolate when you microwave it is necessary to prevent burning. Turn off the microwave every 30 seconds. It should be melted in 1.5- 2 minutes.
Add your toppings immediately. The frozen peanut butter will cool off the chocolate really fast, so it is best to add the toppings right away after you dip each banana to help them stick to the chocolate.
Is it ok to eat banana with peanut butter?
Peanut butter and banana is a match made in heaven. The banana offers some carbs and fiber while the peanut butter offers some protein and fats. Peanut butter with banana is a perfect healthy snack to boost your energy levels!
Are frozen bananas healthy?
Bananas are an excellent snack and loaded with fiber and other nutrients. Unfortunately, they will go bad quickly. Freezing bananas helps to preserve all these healthy nutrients like potassium, vitamin B6, magnesium, copper, and manganese. Frozen bananas make an excellent healthy alternative to a popsicle or fudgy ice cream on a hot summer day since they are not filled with sugar!
Can you lose weight while eating bananas and peanut butter?
Yes! You can definitely lose weight while eating bananas and peanut butter. They are an excellent snack giving you some fiber, healthy fats, protein, and essential nutrients like potassium.
More Frequently Asked Questions:
Frequently asked questions about Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Bananas.
What kind of chocolate should I use?
The darker the chocolate, the more health benefits it will have. For the "cacao" benefits, make sure you buy chocolate that has a cacao content of >80%. Or it will say 80% dark.
What is all natural peanut butter?
All natural peanut butter is exactly what it sounds like, all natural. It doesn't contain any added salts or oils. It is just plain peanuts, blended up. To know if it is truly all natural peanut butter, look at the ingredient label and it should literally say "ingredients: peanuts."
OTHER HEALTHY NO BAKE DESSERT RECIPES YOU MIGHT LIKE
- Chocolate Cookie Dough Blizzard
- Vanilla Cookie Dough Blizzard
- Cookie Dough Smoothie Bowl
- Healthy Chickpea Cookie Dough
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Freezer Fudge
- Healthy Cookies and Cream Milkshake
- Avocado Banana Chocolate Pudding
- Healthy Mounds Bars
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Chocolate Peanut Butter Frozen Bananas on a stick
- 4 popsicle sticks
- 2 mason jars or other tall glass jars
- parchment paper (to prevent sticking)
- 4 bananas see notes on ripeness
- 2 cups all natural creamy peanut butter will only actually use ~¼-1/2 cup
- 1 ½ cups dark chocolate chips will only actually use ~¼-1/2 cup
- ¼ cup unrefined coconut oil
- unsweetened coconut flakes
- freeze dried strawberries
- chopped nuts almonds, cashews, etc.
- melted peanut butter or other nut butters
- all natural rainbow sprinkles
- Line a flat plate with parchment paper. The parchment paper really helps to prevent the bananas from sticking to the plate, especially after it is frozen!
- Peel the bananas and chop off the ends so that they are ~4-5 inches long. This makes them easier for dipping. Save the rest of the banana in the freezer for a smoothie later!
- Stick a popsicle stick in the end of each banana. You can line the stick up to the banana before you poke it to make sure that stick doesn't come out the side!Make sure you leave room to hold on, I usually leave ~1 ½ inch "handle" sticking out
- Place your bananas on the parchment paper lined plate and freeze them for a couple of hours. You can see in the video I got busy that day, so I ended up freezing them overnight!
- Melt about 2 cups of peanut butter in a mason jar or other glass jar. You won't actually use 2 cups but you need the peanut butter to be deep enough to dip. Unless you find a very tall skinny jar then you might actually need less!
- Dip each of the bananas in the peanut butter. Depending on how thick you want the peanut butter layer, you can tap off some of the excess.
- Put your bananas back on the parchment paper lined plate and freeze them overnight. Don't worry about covering them up, they won't get freezer burned in this short amount of time.
- The next day, melt a mason jar with the 1 ½ cups of dark chocolate chips and ¼ cup coconut oil in the microwave. Make sure you stop the microwave every 30 seconds and stir it just until it is melted. If you let it run too long you can easily burn the chocolate.
- Dip each of the bananas in the chocolate.
- Place the bananas back on the parchment paper. The peanut butter will quickly freeze the chocolate, so if you want to add toppings it is best to add them right after you dip each banana in the chocolate!
- Eat them right away or store them in an airtight container in the freezer!