Do you want to make after-school snacks a breeze? These make-ahead peanutty bites are a nutritious option and are easy enough for the kids to help make. Such tasty grab-and-go treats are likely to make your freezer the most popular after-school destination.
Frozen Chocolate-Dipped Peanut Butter Banana Bites
Prep time: 5 minutes
Freeze time: 1 hour
Makes 15 banana bites
- 4 oz (115 g) bittersweet or milk chocolate, chopped
- 1 tbsp (15 mL) peanut butter
- 1 cup (250 mL) peanuts, finely chopped
- 2 large bananas, cut into 1½-inch (4-cm) pieces
Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler or in the microwave, then stir in peanut butter.
Place peanuts in a wide, shallow dish. Roll 3 to 4 pieces of banana in the melted chocolate and peanut butter mixture, and stir to coat.
Remove bananas using a fork and place in the dish containing peanuts. Roll chocolate-covered bananas in peanuts and coat as best as you can. Once well coated, place bananas on baking sheet lined with waxed paper.
Repeat with remaining bananas, re-melting the chocolate mixture if needed. Once complete, place in freezer.
Once frozen, store in a freezer bag or airtight container. Thaw for 8 to 10 minutes before eating, to ensure banana bites are frozen, but not rock hard.
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