Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites

frozen chocolate banana bites

Summer may be starting to wind down, but it's still plenty warm outside. And on hot days, I crave something cold and light. Normally I would grab a bowl and scoop some chocolate espresso fudge ice cream into it, but I'm trying to eat healthier these days. So big bowls of ice cream may be off the list for now, but that doesn't mean I still can't enjoy a frozen snack.

Frozen yogurt is a solid option, but sometimes it just makes me grumpy because I miss the "real" thing. So I needed to find an alternative that didn't seem like I was giving anything up. It should feel "indulgent" without really being overly crazy in the calories department. It took some time, but I found a great solution: frozen chocolate banana bites.

These little buggers are so yummy, super easy to make and kind to your pocketbook. They would make a great after school snack for kids or a satisfying dessert or light treat. To me, what I love is that I can eat a couple banana bites and satisfy that desire for something sweet and cold without needing to loosen my belt afterwards. That's a real win in my mind!

Frozen Chocolate Banana Bites

These bites only take a few minutes to make and are kid friendly. Your family will gobble them up.


  • 2 large bananas
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 heaping Tablespoons, creamy peanut butter


  1. Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Cut bananas into thick slices and set aside.
  3. In a small microwaveable bowl, combine chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir until smooth.
  4. Dip banana slices in chocolate mixture (I left the top chocolate-less, but you could fully immerse the banana slice too) and scoop out with a fork, letting the excess chocolate drip back into the bowl. Place on parchment paper.
  5. Place in freezer and let set for at least one hour before serving. Store remaining bites in freezer in an airtight container.
  6. OPTIONAL: If you wanted to dress these up and have the calories to spare, you could roll the banana bites in crushed peanuts, OREOS, shredded coconut or sprinkles before freezing.


    • Corina Ramos

      Corina Ramos 07/24/2014 11:49 a.m. #

      Oh my goodness Tanya! These look so good. I can just imagine how chocolatey my grandson would get if I fed these to him....I'd kind of like to see it and take a pic :).

      So easy to make too and that's a major plus! Thanks for sharing this recipe.

      Happy Thursday ladies :).

      • Tanya @ Eat Laugh Purr

        Tanya @ Eat Laugh Purr 07/25/2014 9:11 a.m. #

        They are very yummy and so simple, Corina. I haven't decided whether that is a good or bad thing! LOL! And I bet your grandson would love these and be covered in chocolate afterwards. You have to share the pic if you make them with him! Happy Friday ladies!

    • The Wallet Doctor

      The Wallet Doctor 07/26/2014 2:11 p.m. #

      These sound delicious! I also like to make peanut butter and banana sandwiches and freeze them. I use graham crackers for break, a little chocolate syrup to help them stick, and cool whip mixed with peanut butter with the bananas in the middle. Its a delicious frozen treat without costing too much in the calories department!

      • Sicorra

        Sicorra 07/27/2014 5:34 p.m. #

        Your recipe sounds delicious too. I love graham crackers, but often forget to buy them.

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