These easy chocolate banana bites are a great healthy treat! They are also paleo, vegan and can be made sugar free too!
Have you ever felt frustrated by dessert options? Sometimes want something healthy and sweet without getting a huge sugar rush?
I love small, bite sized desserts that let you graze on little bites whenever the mood strikes you. Without sitting down to several dozen grams of sugar. I usually have an assortment of sweet morsels kicking around my fridge or freezer.
Did you know bananas have lots of beneficial vitamins and minerals like B6, manganese and potassium?
These frozen chocolate covered bananas are a go-to-staple. Although you can buy similar treats from trader joe’s or edible arrangements, I prefer to make my own since it’s cheaper and you can control what goes in it. Oftentimes the store bought varieties of these chocolate banana bites or pops have loads of unnecessary added sugar… but they are sweet enough on their own!
My recipe for chocolate banana bites will satisfy like a bite of ice cream but they’re dairy free, contain very little sugar, and are so easy to make at home. I almost always have a batch in the freezer.
They also make a great dessert or h’ors d’oeuvres if you’re having a birthday party or potluck and want to keep options on the healthy side. Dress them up in whatever toppings you like. I used nuts, seeds and hemp, but you can also add shredded coconut or even drizzle peanut butter or almond butter over the chocolate too! Use decorated toothpicks (these ones are adorable!) for a cute bite-sized treat!
Chocolate Banana Bites Recipe
- 3 bananas (ripe and soft)
- 50 grams dark chocolate (at least 85% OR unsweetened baking chocolate for sugar-free)
- crushed nuts or seeds
- shredded coconut
- cacao nibs
- nut butter
In a double boiler (or a bowl fitted over a saucepan of boiling water), melt your chocolate. Stir frequently so chocolate doesn't burn.
Slice bananas into bite-sized pieces, lay them on a flat pan and stick with toothpicks (if using). Then drizzle a little melted chocolate over each banana. Alternatively, you can dip the banana bites in the chocolate to coat.
Sprinkle with topping and pop in the freezer for at least an hour before serving.
About the Author Ashley Sauvé
Ashley Sauvé is a Certified Nutritionist and Wellness Chef based in Toronto. Her areas of expertise include: women’s health and hormone balancing diets, eating for autoimmunity, anti-inflammatory diets, gluten-free living, elimination/hypoallergenic diets, weight loss and metabolic balance, eating for energy and immunity and ancestral nutrition.