Creamy and decadent, these paleo chocolate covered banana bites make a healthy dessert or snack, especially if you use extra dark chocolate.
Creamy, decadent and chocolaty, these chocolate covered banana bites are as healthy as a dessert can get. Bananas, extra dark chocolate and shredded coconut – such a healthy, tasty combination.
Don’t tell anyone, but sometimes I enjoy these chocolate covered banana bites as an afternoon snack!
The first time I made this recipe, I followed a recipe that instructed me to freeze the banana bites. They were delicious, but I had a feeling that if they weren’t frozen, they would be creamier, better. So I gave it another try, and in my opinion, not frozen is definitely the way to go.
So don’t freeze these chocolate covered banana bites. Instead, chill them in the fridge for an hour to allow the chocolate to set, then enjoy. You can also set them in the freezer for 15 minutes or so, for quicker results.
Chocolate Covered Banana Bites
- 2 medium bananas, ripe-yet-firm
- 1/2 bar 70% dark chocolate, about 2 oz
- 2 teaspoons coconut oil
- 2 teaspoons unsweetened shredded coconut
- Line a baking sheet or a tray with wax paper. Slice the bananas into 1/2-inch-thick slices, about 8 pieces per banana.
- In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the chocolate and coconut oil, stirring constantly. Turn the heat off. You can also melt the chocolate and oil in the microwave, in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave in 20-second increments, stirring after each microwave session. The chocolate should be fully melted after two such sessions, but it will depend on your own microwave.
- Using two teaspoons, dip each banana piece into the melted chocolate. Swirl to coat. Remove from the chocolate, allowing any excess to drip back into the bowl. Place the chocolate covered banana bites on wax paper. Sprinkle with shredded coconut.
- Place the chocolate covered banana bites in the fridge for about an hour, until the chocolate is set, then serve. Or freeze for about 15 minutes.