Craving chocolate? Yet you want to eat healthy? Your kid doesn’t want a fruit but says yay for chocolate? Get both of them together and make these easy Banana Chocolate Bites with just two ingredients!
Do you enjoy fruits with a twist? I do. Why not jazz up the plain old banana and bring out creativity? Right now I am swooning over banana because it is such a versatile fruit. You can use it up in desserts in so many ways. You want to go vegan in baking use up mashed bananas, you want a dairy free ice cream use bananas! Exciting, isn’t it? Well, I am going to have such a dairy free ice cream recipe too this April. So keep watching this space. For now, we are talking Banana Chocolate Bites. I am all for easy dessert recipes.
How to Make Banana Chocolate Bites?
These Banana Chocolate Bites are a super simple kid-friendly dessert that you can make with just two ingredients – as the name suggests – Banana and chocolate, that’s it. They are essentially banana bites dipped in chocolate. Get a few firm bananas and chop them in 2-inch bites. Pop them in the freezer for 15 minutes so that they firm up little more.
Now comes the best sinful part – CHOCOLATE. I have used a mix of dark chocolate and milk chocolate for this Banana Chocolate Bites recipe. But it’s all up to you – you can use milk chocolate, full dark chocolate or even white chocolate for that matter. You just need a melted gooey bowl of sin. These easy dessert recipes are so exciting – not only it’s just two ingredients, it hardly takes any time.
How to melt chocolate for the Banana Chocolate Bites?
You can melt chocolates in various ways the most famous being microwaving it for a minute or a little more depending on the size of the pieces. I like melting it in a double boiler. If you don’t have one don’t feel worried. Place a saucepan of simmer water on low heat. Place another glass or stainless still bowl that fits properly on the edges of the saucepan. Pour your chocolate pieces in this bowl and let the heat work up.
Two things you must remember while melting chocolate:-
- Have the chocolate in same shape and size. If you are using store-bought chocolate chips then you are safe. If you are breaking down a block have the chunks in same shape and size, it helps in melting faster and better.
- Make sure the vessel in which you are melting the chocolate is completely dry. A drop of water in that vessel can completely ruin the chocolate.
Stir with a spatula when chocolate starts melting. Once completely melted add 1 tablespoon of olive or coconut oil. This will give a nice shine to the chocolate and the coating will be thin. If you don’t want a thin coating you can skip the oil.
Assemble the Banana Chocolate Bites
Dip the banana pieces in the melted chocolate so that it is coated all over. I used some bamboo skewers in the bananas to make it hold better. You could use cake pop sticks as well.
Pro Tip: – Take some melted chocolate in a spoon and turn the banana in it holding the skewer, the easiest way.
And your Banana Chocolate Bites are ready at this stage. You can be creative and decorate them in whichever way you want. I simply sprinkled some sugar sprinkles, you could use chocolate vermicelli, chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, shredded coconut or even some M&M or gems. I am already in love with the banana bites dipped in chocolate.
- Banana - 2 medium size, peeled and cut into 2-inch bite sized pieces
- Dark + Milk Chocolate - 1 cup
- Olive Oil - 1 tablespoon
- Sugar sprinkle - 3 tablespoon for decoration
- Put the banana pieces in the freezer for 15 minutes to firm them up
- Melt chocolate over a doble boiler
- Once melted stir in olive oil for the nice shine
- Stick some skewers in the banana pieces.
- Dip and coat the banana bites in melted chocolate
- Decorate with sugar sprinkles and serve.
Now, aren’t these Banana Chocolate Bites pretty? This sits on top of the easy dessert recipes list for me. Hope you are enjoying my Dessert a Day Challenge.
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