Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites

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These frozen chocolate covered peanut butter banana bites are the perfect healthy warm weather treat. Keep a batch in the freezer for easy snacking and enjoy two bites for less than 100 calories!

Recipes don’t get much simpler than this but honestly, I think this is one of my favorite recipes of the summer! It’s the perfect after-dinner treat when you’re craving a little chocolate and let’s be real… that’s pretty much every night around here! I think baby girl has a sweet tooth like her mama. 😉

These chocolate peanut butter banana bites are similar to my chocolate covered banana pops, but we’re adding in one of my favorite foods ever = peanut butter. Plus they’re a little easier to eat in my opinion! That said, both are really fun recipes to make with your kiddos if you are looking for a fun way to bring them into the kitchen with you this summer.

Chocolate peanut butter banana bites on a plate. Slices of banana sandwiched with peanut butter and dipped half in chocolate and frozen.

Are bananas and peanut butter good for you?

YES! I think I’ve talked about this before on the blog, but when did fruit get such a bad rap in the health world? Let me state it clearly in case you need to hear it: fruit is good for you. Period. Fruit is made by this lovely earth and is packed with a lot of vitamins and minerals our bodies need. Bonus points for tasting pretty dang great too. Fruit does have sugar, but it’s natural and a great source of carbs and energy. Nature’s candy indeed!

So back to bananas and peanut butter. This combination is actually the perfect combination for a snack or dessert. I like to try to make sure all of my snacks and meals incorporate healthy fats, lean protein, and fiber. Check, check and check when it comes to this combo – we have the peanut butter to thank for the fat and protein, and the banana to thank for the fiber.

Slices of banana sandwiched with peanut butter on a tray lined with parchment paper.

What do I need to make peanut butter banana bites?

  • bananas – fresh bananas
  • peanut butter – look for natural peanut butter without added oils or sugar
  • dark chocolate chips – regular chocolate chips also work here
  • coconut oil – this helps thin the chocolate and makes it easier to dip the bananas
Slices of banana sandwiched with peanut butter, frozen, and half dipped with chocolate lined up on a tray lined with parchment paper.

How to Make Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites

Start by prepping your bananas – peel them and slice them into rounds about 1/4 inch thick.

Line two platters/plates or baking sheets with parchment paper. Spread the peanut butter on a banana slice and top with another. It’s like you’re making little banana sandwiches! Repeat until all of the banana slices are used and you have about 30 bites. Place bites on the prepared platter(s) and put in the freezer so they harden a bit.

Once your peanut butter banana bites have hardened, make your melted chocolate. Add the dark chocolate chips and coconut oil to a small bowl. Microwave for one minute, stir and microwave for another 30 seconds. Continue stirring and microwaving until all of the chocolate is melted – this shouldn’t take more than two minutes total!

Chocolate peanut butter banana bites on a plate. Slices of banana sandwiched with peanut butter and dipped half in chocolate and frozen.

Take your frozen banana bites and dip them into the melted chocolate so half of each bite is coated, place them bake on the baking sheet. Continue until all bites have been dipped and place them back in the freezer so they can harden again (should only take about 15 minutes this time!). You’ve been patient enough – it’s time to dig in!

One helpful tip: I recommend using two platters or baking sheets so that you’re only taking half of the frozen banana bites out of the freezer at a time. If you take all 30 out at the same time, some of the bites will start to thaw and get slippery before you get a chance to dip them in the chocolate.

Hand holding a stack of frozen peanut butter banana bites.

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4.44 from 121 votes

Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites

These frozen chocolate covered peanut butter banana bites are the perfect healthy warm weather treat. Keep a batch in the freezer for easy snacking and enjoy two bites for less than 100 calories!
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 30 bites

Ingredients  

Instructions 

  • Peel and slice bananas into rounds about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Line a platter or small baking sheet with parchment paper. Place about 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter on a banana slice and top with another banana slice to make a little banana peanut butter sandwich. Keep doing this until all banana slices are used and you have about 30 bites. Place bites on two parchment lined platters or plates and place in the freezer to harden for about 1 hour.
  • Once banana bites have been in the freezer for over an hour, melt your chocolate by adding chocolate and coconut oil to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute, stir and microwave in additional 30 second increments until chocolate is completely melted. This shouldn’t take more than 2 minutes of microwave time.
  • Once chocolate is melted, remove one platter of your frozen banana bites from the freezer. Dip each frozen banana bite into the melted chocolate so that half of each bite is coated. You can coat the full bite with chocolate, but you’ll need more chocolate chips if you want to do this.
  • Place chocolate covered bites back on the parchment lined platter. Place back in freezer to harden up, grab your second platter and continue until all the bites have been dipped. Let both platters of chocolate covered bites harden in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
  • At this point you’re ready to enjoy or you can transfer the bites into a freezer safe storage container for later.  They should last a least 1-2 months in the freezer.
  • When you store the banana bites for a longer period of time, they can get pretty hard so you’ll want to take them out the freezer and let them thaw for about 5 minutes before eating.

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Notes

  • I highly recommend using two platters or baking sheets so that you’re only taking half of the frozen banana bites out of the freezer at a time. If you take all 30 out at the same time, some of the bites will start to thaw and get slippery before you get a chance to dip them in the chocolate.

Nutrition

Serving: 2bites | Calories: 99kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 28mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 7g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Additional Info

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate peanut butter banana bites
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About Brittany

Hey there, I’m Brittany, the creator of Eating Bird Food, cookbook author, health coach and mama of two littles. Here you’ll find quick and easy recipes that make healthy fun and enjoyable for you and your family!

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109 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    These are great cool treats and easy to make. They don’t last 3 months in the freezer because I snack them up before. Just like having a chocolate without all the refined sugar. I use dark chocolate melts and a spoon of Becel.

    1. YUM! I am so glad you’re loving these treats, Wendy. They definite never last that long in my freezer either lol. Thanks for your review & star rating, it means so much to me!

    1. Hi! You can omit the coconut oil or replace it with ghee. All it does it help keep the melted chocolate thin so the banana are easy to dip. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

  2. 5 stars
    So delicious and easy to make. Love finding healthier snack options and this is a winner. Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. WOO! I am so glad you are loving these little treats, Angela. Thank you so much for coming back and sharing your review + star rating, I appreciate it!

    1. Hi Cheryl – As long as you keep them in the freezer, you shouldn’t have any issues with the, turning brown. If you give this recipe a try, I would love to know how they turn out for you!

    1. Hi! Nope, you can omit the coconut oil or replace it with ghee. All it does it help keep the melted chocolate thin so the banana are easy to dip. I hope you enjoy this recipe.

  3. 5 stars
    Loved this recipe! Super simple, fun, and easy to make. These turned out perfect. Thank you for providing this delicious snack for me to make for my family and I! ♥️

    1. YAY! I am so happy that this recipe is a hit for your family, Sophia. Thank you so much for coming back and leaving your review + star rating, I really appreciate you being here!

    1. Hey Shirley – These banana bites should last about 3 months in the freezer if stored properly in a freezer-safe container!

  4. 5 stars
    All great — ease, looks (love your presentation), cruelty-free, and cool comfort food for a hot day. Thanks, Brittany!

  5. 5 stars
    Delicious! The kids couldn’t stop eating them. I made half with peanut butter & half with almond butter. I also dipped half with chocolate & the other half I drizzled the chocolate over.

  6. 5 stars
    “This is the best. Recipe. Ever!!” – my 4 year old 😂
    These are a delicious summer treat and are easy enough for my 4 and 2 year olds to make together. We love them!

  7. 5 stars
    I’m ten years old and I love to bake and cook! My sister told me about this blog and, as a result I have been finding wonderful recipes to make! These banana bites are healthy, easy to make, and taste AMAZING! (if I could rate this 6 stars I would!) So, in case you’re hesitant if banana, peanut butter and chocolate makes a good combination, it really does! Thanks so much for making this recipe!!

    1. Thank you so much, Ivory! I’m glad to have you here. I appreciate you taking the time to leave a comment and review as well!

  8. 5 stars
    These are so quick and easy to make and so yummy. I have made them with almond butter and crunchy peanut butter and both with the Lily’s dark chocolate chips. Great quick treat!

    1. Hi Ellen, thank you for taking the time to leave me a comment and review! So glad you enjoyed these!

    1. So glad you enjoyed this one, Tatsiana! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment, I appreciate it!

  9. 5 stars
    Peanut butter? Chocolate? Banana? Perfect combo! Waaay healthier than eating peanut butter out of the jar with a spoon (guilty!). Can’t wait to make these for my little one when she’s a bit older! So easy to make and very little clean up which is always a bonus!

    1. Who hasn’t eaten the peanut butter out of the jar before?! So glad you liked this one, Kelsey! Thank you for leaving me a comment and review!

  10. 5 stars
    My 88-year-old mother absolutely loved these. I am always looking out for something fun and healthy for her to eat. Easy and inexpensive too!

    1. Hi Cathy – I’m so happy to hear it was a hit with your mother! Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment and review. I appreciate it!

  11. 5 stars
    These were so easy and fun to make! Love that it uses ingredients I already have! Healthy and yummy snack!

    1. Hi Christa, I’m so glad to hear you loved the recipe! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review + comment. I so appreciate it!

  12. 5 stars
    we love these banana bites so much! they are the perfect healthy snack on hot spring/summer days!!! thanks so much for making healthy and delicious recipes!

    1. Hi Shiloh, I’m so glad you’re enjoying the recipe! I so appreciate you coming back to leave a review + rating.

  13. 5 stars
    Easy and healthy. I freeze the banana slices first then add peanut butter,dip and refreeze. yummy. Also tried slicing the banana top to bottom. faster but not as much fun.

    1. Hey Sandi – thanks for taking the time to leave a review + rating! Glad this recipe was a hit!

  14. 5 stars
    OMG, these are the perfect post-workout snack. The recipe arrived in my inbox yesterday morning and my daughter and I immediately made them. I was super motivated through this morning’s workout to finally get to taste these little treats. They were perfectly delicious.

  15. 5 stars
    Literally the best treats. Made so many batches of these during lockdown that I cant even count how many bananas I went through. You can also do thicker slices of banana and not add the peanut butter if you have allergies or just dont like peanut butter.

  16. I’m already ready with my frozen bananas and peanut butter!! And I’m adding some crumbled pecans! Yes!!

    1. Yum! You’ll have to let me know how it turns out with the added pecans. Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment!

  17. 5 stars
    LOVE these! My daughter and I have made these so many times now because of course she has to share them with her cousins and friends every time! We love to mix it up between almond butter and peanut butter. Such a fun quick healthier snack to make for the win!

    1. Hi Sandrine! I’m so happy to hear it was a hit! Thank you so much for leaving a comment + review!

  18. 5 stars
    Super yummy! My three year old loved helping make (and eat!) them :). The frozen banana is so creamy it’s like ice cream- yum!

    1. Yay! So glad this recipe worked out for you, Sara. Thank you for leaving a comment + review!

  19. 5 stars
    I made these with almond butter and they were fantastic! I ate them too quick for a photo. Perfect treat for this pregnant mama ♥️

  20. 5 stars
    This is my go to sweet tooth snack!!! Sometimes I sprinkle on coconut or chopped peanuts. When I make some for the kids I do rainbow sprinkles and they love it after it defrosts some. You have to try this!!

    1. Yay! Love to hear that, Christy. Rainbow sprinkles are so fun, thanks for sharing!

  21. May I dip some of these (after dipping in chocolate) in Heath Toffee Bits or would that be a mistake—ruin the flavor. I simply thought it might add a little extra layer of flavor. Please advise—I do want to make these. I shall say thank you in advance.

    1. I’m not sure, I haven’t tried it! Sounds like it would be yummy though so I would try it! Let me know how it turns out if you try it.

  22. 5 stars
    Love this delicious healthy treat🤗Imade this recipe yesterday, I follow this blog on Instagram, and i’ve been meaning to try this recipe. I brought it to a family get together and everyone loved it. It was easy I’m fairly quick to make. Quick note, I used three bananas but didn’t get 30 bites, and I cut the banana slices similar to what the picture shows, but wasn’t a big deal for me.

    1. So glad this recipe was a hit!! Thanks for giving it a try. 🙂 The number of bites will just depend on the size of your bananas!

  23. 5 stars
    I made these for my husband yesterday and we devoured them. I need a new treat every night so I’m so excited to have a healthier yummy option! Definitely a repeater for sure!

    1. I’m so glad you enjoyed these banana bites, Stacie!! Thanks for making them and coming back to leave a review. It means so much to me!

  24. 5 stars
    I absolutely love these so curb my sweet tooth at night. I am having a problem getting the peanut butter to stay on the banana and not slide off. What peanut butter do you use? All the natural ones I have tried just slide off the banana.

    1. So sorry to hear that! I typically use Wild Friends, Reginald’s or the Whole Foods brand.

  25. 5 stars
    Thanks for this idea! I can’t wait to try it- I just signed up for your 5 Secrets to Healthy Snacking and can’t wait for more 🙂

    1. Hey Linda- Yes, you should just be able to combine cocoa powder with coconut oil and melt it in the microwave or over the stovetop until smooth to achieve the same texture as melted chocolate chips. Let me know how it turns out for you if you try it.

  26. Hi there! I have some semi-sweet chocolate chips leftover from chocolate chip cookies. How do you think the semi-sweet chips would work out? I don’t mind buying dark chocolate but I’m just trying to use up what I already have. Thanks in advance!! 🙂

  27. 5 stars
    I had a tiny bit of butterscotch chips to use up so I dipped mine in chocolate then drizzled with butterscotch – truly delicious!

  28. 5 stars
    Loved these Brittany! I’ll always have a big batch in my freezer we can’t get enough of them, love all your recipes!

    1. Ahh yay!! So glad you’re loving these bites, Michele. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a review. I so appreciate it!

      1. 5 stars
        I just tried this recipe and I absolutely love it! Where do you keep the extra ones that didn’t eat yet, fridge or freezer?
        Thank you!!!

  29. 5 stars
    Like how you use healthy food. I look for low carbs, maybe do more of that type of recipes. Looking for low K. I like receipes that don’t hv a lot of ingredients and I think I will fine this in your website!

  30. I have a question. I seem to be allergic to coconut oil. Can I substitute ghee or leave out the oil and just melt the chocolate in a double boiler? I am sure these will be yummy and want to make them.

    1. Yes, 100% Evelyn. All the coconut oil does is help to thin the melted chocolate so it’s not super thick and hard to dip the bites!

  31. 5 stars
    SO good! Fairly easy to make and satisfied my sweet tooth with far less calories and fat than the truffles in the fridge!

  32. Wow, this is such a cool idea! Will definitely try that. Do you take them out of the freezer for a couple of minutes before eating them? Thanks, Kris

  33. 5 stars
    I covered mine pretty much in all chocolate and when my hubby bit in to it he asked “what kind of cream is in the middle??” I said it was BANANA! He was shocked and said it was SO good!

    1. Ahh yay, that makes me so happy to hear!! I’m glad these banana bites were a hit. Thanks for making them and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. The reviews are super helpful for other readers, so I really appreciate it. 🙂

    1. I guess that means they were a hit!! 🙂 I’m so happy to hear that. Thanks for making my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating.

    1. I use different brands, but look for one that is natural with just two ingredients (peanuts and salt).

    2. 5 stars
      These couldn’t be easier to make! I however am diabetic, so I used lily’s dark chocolate chips and they are fantastic! I had some melted chocolate leftover, so I dipped some walnuts in it. Yum!

      1. Yay! I’m so glad you enjoyed the bites. I use Lily’s dark chocolate chips too. Love them! And I love your addition of walnuts.

  34. 5 stars
    So easy to make! I have SIBO and can’t eat many things, so all these ingredients are low FODMAP. Yummie

    1. I’m so glad you’re able to enjoy these, Nicole!! Thanks for trying my recipe and for coming back to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

    1. I’m so glad you’re enjoying these banana bites, Kristen!! Thanks for taking the time to leave a comment + star rating. I really appreciate it. <3

  35. 5 stars
    Super yummy! And very easy to make. Make sure to buy bigger bananas, it will be easier (I bought small ones on accident) to cut up. The coconut and chocolate really complement each other! Will be making again!

    1. So glad you enjoyed this recipe, Alex!! Thanks for trying it and for coming back to leave a comment and star rating. I so appreciate it. <3

  36. 5 stars
    Such a fun, easy after school snack. Love that I can make these ahead and keep them in the freezer. Snack prep is my favorite kind of prep. Discovered your recipe in the snack round-up from Walder Wellness!

  37. 5 stars
    Quick question – is it vegan if there’s chocolate chips? I thought dark chocolate still had dairy in it. It doesn’t say “dairy free” chocolate chips

    1. If you need the recipe to be vegan you’ll just need to be sure the dark chocolate chips you buy are dairy-free.