These Banana Nut Butter Bites are an easy, allergy-friendly treat that moms won’t mind making their kiddos. With only a few ingredients, they’re fun to make – and even more fun to devour!
This year my kids have been going crazy over popsicles and other frozen treats. Not that I blame them – we’re all still getting used to the our new southern friends, Heat & Humidity, since moving down here from the frigid northwest.
Because of their new obsession (I must confess, I share it most afternoons!) I’m always on the lookout for easy snacks for my kids.
When I spotted Kelly’s eBook, Healthy Ice Pops & Frozen Treats, as part of the Ultimate Healthy Living Bundle I knew without a doubt that was the book for my family! What more could a mom of four sweltering children possibly need?
So I got the bundle and dug in to Kelly’s book. And it is delicious.
Just take a gander at some of these treats:
Banana Split Pops
Chocolate Dipped Coconut Cream Bars
Healthier Ice Cream Cake
Homemade Frozen “Go-Gurts”
…and these delicious Banana Nut Butter Bites!
A dream come true for any kid… or mom. 😉
They’re pretty much one of the easiest treats I’ve made my kiddos in a while, and they enjoyed helping me! The hardest party was waiting for them to get out of the freezer. 😉
- 3-4 semi-ripe bananas
- nut butter of choice (like this one)
- Homemade Magic Shell Topping (recipe below)
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Peel and cut banana into slices. Place about two dozen banana slices evenly on the baking sheet.
- Place a small dollop of nut utter on the center of each banana slice and then top with another banana slice to form a banana nut butter sandwich.
- Place in the freezer for about 2-3 hours to freeze solid.
- While the sandwiches are freezing, make homemade Magic Shell topping.
- Remove frozen banana sandwiches from freezer and add a toothpick to the center of each one.
- Working quickly, dip each banana sandwich into the Magic Shell topping and allow it to set a bit, then place back onto the parchment.
- Once all banana sandwiches are covered in chocolate place back in the freezer for at least one hour before serving.
- To store, place in a freezer-safe container for up to one week.
- In a heat-proof dish or double-boiler, gently melt the chocolate and coconut oil over slightly simmering water while continuously whisking.
- Once melted and well combined, carefully remove the dish and whisk in the vanilla.
- Transfer the chocolate mixture to a glass jar and allow it to cool.
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