Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites With Creamy Almond Butter Filling (dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan)
The perfect treat for kids on a hot day! These chocolate frozen banana bites have a creamy almond butter sandwiched in between and are a pop-in-your-mouth mini indulgence. Made with only five ingredients these chocolate frozen bananas are dairy-free, gluten-free, and vegan too!
Made with only five ingredients my girls not only love devouring these chocolate frozen banana bites but they want to help dip them too!
These frozen bananas are a fun treat in the summertime (just like these frozen yogurt banana bites!). They’re definitely sugar-loaded but they keep you cool and curb your chocolate fix too.
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When To Make These Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites
This chocolate-covered frozen bananas recipe is perfect in the summertime for a few reasons:
- They’re refreshing
- There is no baking required
- They get messy and kids are already outside
Anything that I don’t have to cook is a win in the summer so these frozen banana sandwiches are a win (as are most of my healthy snacks- easier is better!).
However, they do tend to melt which means sticky fingers. So, make sure the kids are outside when they’re devouring them so that you can hose them off a bit easier? Or opt for a tasty paleo berry crumble instead 😉
Can I Make Them Nut Free?
Sure! This chocolate-covered frozen bananas recipe uses almond butter because that’s our staple. However, any nut butter or seed butter will work.
I’ve personally made these frozen bananas with sunbutter and they work and taste just the same.
Do The Bananas Melt?
Yes, they do! When left out, the chocolate frozen banana bites go soft and make one hell of a mess. Since my girls don’t like biting into cold, we find that bringing them out 2-5 minutes before we’re eating them to be the best course of action.
Adults will just pop them in their mouth but younger kids tend to want to bite them in half which can get messy.
Do I Freeze The Bananas First?
Nope! Cut the bananas into slices and get them topped with the nut butter mix and then freeze. You probably could freeze them first but then slicing them would be a challenge.
I know I personally love having bananas in my freezer (for emergency chocolate peanut butter nice cream nights) but I don’t think it would work as well.
And bringing them out of the freezer to thaw would be a mess.
I’ve been dairy-free for a few years now and in that time I’ve made a lot of my own chocolate (need tips to cut dairy and stay sane? Here’s my best advice and know that while you do need calcium, you don't necessarily need dairy)). However dairy-free chocolate does exist!
Enjoy life is an amazing brand and its products are completely allergy-friendly (paleo, vegan, etc).
While you could easily make your own chocolate (by using the ingredients from these almond butter cups), sometimes I find it just easier to buy, melt and dip.
Can You Store Them?
Yes! Once you make them they store well in the freezer. Though wait until they are frozen completely before putting them in a bag or container so you don’t get chocolate everywhere.
I keep a stash in the freezer during the summer so that I can just pull some out on a nice day and indulge with the girls.
- 3 bananas, thinly sliced
- ⅓ cup almond butter, smooth
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil
- ¾ cups enjoy life chocolate chips
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Chocolate Covered Frozen Banana Bites
A tasty treat for a summer's day. These chocolate-dipped frozen bananas are a great pop-in-your-mouth treat to have on hand. Minimal ingredients, minimal effort, and a whole lot of tastiness.