Banana Bread Burnout? Make These Chocolate Banana Bites Instead

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This combination of chocolate, banana, and almond butter is pretty hard to top. If you're craving a little salty and a little sweet, you're going to want to make these immediately.

Hands On Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
95 mins

As much as I love desserts and candy, they don't love me back—as soon as I overdose on sugar, I feel sluggish and my skin seems to break out overnight. This dessert is a decadent alternative to the endless amount of banana bread I've been baking. Say hello to chocolate-covered banana bites with almond butter.

Ingredients

  • 2 bananas

  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips (if you prefer a sweeter treat, swap with semi-sweet)

  • ½ cup almond butter 

  • Flaky sea salt, optional

Directions

  1. Slice bananas into “coins” and lay them out on a parchment paper lined dish or tray. Spread some almond butter onto one of the banana coins and use another piece of banana to create a sandwich. Continue until all of your banana slices are used up. Pop the bananas in the freezer for an hour or so.

  2. Melt chocolate in a heat-safe glass bowl. (I melt mine in the microwave in 15 second increments.) Take the bananas out of the freezer and use a fork to gently dip each into the chocolate, so it covers at least half of the banana sandwich.

  3. Once all of the bananas are covered in chocolate and are back on the tray, sprinkle a little flaky sea salt on top of each one. Pop them back in the freezer until hardened, about 30 minutes.

  4. Enjoy immediately or store them in the freezer to savor at a later date. Your chocolate banana bites will stay fresh for up to a week (if they last that long).

    Chocolate Banana Bites in a Bowl, Some Cut Open to Show Inside
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Chef's Notes

I love almond butter, but feel free to use whatever nut butter you like best. Peanut butter, cashew butter, and Nutella are delicious.

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