These chocolate-covered frozen banana-peanut bites can almost be pulled of as healthy.
Dark chocolate? Superfood.
Bananas? Potassium bank.
Peanut butter and coconut oil? Healthy fats and filling.Good for the occasional treat, great for treating any child.
Some kitchen tools make this a breeze to assemble, but you don’t need anything special. A piping bag facilitates adding the peanut butter on the banana, but you can also use a spoon (it’s just a bit messier and longer). Pouring the melted chocolate in a narrow glass for dipping also really makes coating the bites easier and faster. Fast is key in the chocolate-coating process: the bites are semi-frozen, and will cool the temperature of the melted chocolate. If you do not work fast enough, you might have to re-melt the chocolate.
2 ripe but firm banana
1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
150g dark chocolate
1 tsp coconut oil
Slice the banana evenly into about half centimeter discs.
Pipe the peanut butter on one side of half the banana discs.
Top with the remaining half of banana discs.
Holding the sandwiched bananas between your thumb and index, carefully insert a toothpick in the center all the way down.
Freeze the lot for about half an hour.
Heat the chopped chocolate with the coconut oil in a clean, dry glass bowl over steaming water until melted.
Pour the melted chocolate in a narrow glass about half way.
Dip the semi-frozen banana pops in the chocolate to coat, let drip off the extra, and place on a plastic-lined plate.
Freeze and enjoy frozen whenever you fancy.