Ok guys, I have to confess I have got HUGE sweet cravings lately. Well, I am pretty sure it is pregnancy related but there is NO way I will indulge in crap processed food from the store. You know how much I love to reproduce my favorite candy bars in a healthy way. I shared before my healthy bounty bars but today, I am craving for Snickers Candy Bars Ice cream and I absolutely had to find a way to fix this obsession. So those frozen banana bites are my healthy version of a snickers candy bars.
All you need are few basic ingredients:
Frozen banana as a base – this mimic the snicker nougat layer make a thick date caramel paste to create
Date – to create an healthy chewy caramel.
Peanut butter – this reminds the peanuts flavor of snickers bars
Crushed peanuts – to add a lovely crunch on top of the bars
Melted 85% dark chocolate + coconut oil – that makes a lovely chocolate shell around the bars
BOOM! this is it you just made some healthy ice cream bites for your summer – well, it is winter in NZ but I can easily eat ice cream all year !
Easy healthy treats for kids
I have to admit those frozen banana bites with peanut butter are a bit messy to prepare – as everything that required a dip into melted chocolate – but the result is a BOMB! I had to stop myself eating those snickers candy bars or I could easily eat the whole thing. Ugh! pregnancy again I guess. I found very difficult to be a food blogger while being pregnant. Some days I absolutely hate food and I can’t cook anything so the blog is in silence. The next day I cook a storm but I barely can stop eating the food and it begins difficult to picture it for the blog too ! Ahh living the food blogger life is not so easy someday 🙂 But I will never complain about it. I LOVE it because I ‘work’ from home, I have got all of you who read me and share with me and I don’t feel like working as clean eating food is a pure PASSION!
This morning I am going to bake something with banana again as I am totally crazy about banana right now – I am thinking about a new recipe version of this banana bread. SO if you love clean eating banana recipes keep an eye around the blog. Next recipe maybe a banana one again! For now, I leave you to those delicious frozen banana snickers candy bars. All you need to make those are 5-ingredients and a little bit of patience.
Trust me, you will love them! If you are looking for an healthy frozen treat this summer you MUST give it a try. Kids love it too and did I say that it is a vegan ice cream bar too! Yeah! It ticks all the box right ?
So know, tell me what is your favorite frozen banana bites ? And if you love it ? Pin it for me 🙂 Thank you guys!
Frozen banana bites Healthy vegan treats
Frozen banana bites with peanut butter caramel. Healthy vegan treats for kids with chocolate shell. Healthy snacks for clean eating diet that taste like snickers bars.
Place the pitted dates in a bowl. Cover with boiling water and soak for 5 minutes.
Drain and place the dates into food processor with the peanut butter and salt.
Process until thick, creamy and smooth. I recommend to process 30 seconds, stop and scrap down the sides with a spatula then process again 30 seconds. Repeat this process until the date caramel is smooth and no more lumps of dates appears. Set aside into a bowl.
Peel the banana and cut lengthwise into 4 pieces. Make sure you remove a thin slice on top and bottom of each pieces to create a rectangle piece of banana with two flat surfaces - easier to spread the peanut butter caramel on top and to lay on a plate.
Place each banana pieces onto a plate covered with parchment paper.
Spread a teaspoon of peanut butter caramel on top of each banana pieces. Sprinkle chopped peanuts and freeze until fully harden - about 2 hours.
Melt the dark chocolate with coconut oil in a microwave safe bowl. I microwave mine by 30 seconds burst on high. Stir between each 30 seconds to avoid the chocolate to burn.
Remove the banana from the freezer and using tongs or two forks, dip each banana bites into the meted chocolate.
Return to the plate and repeat until all banana bites has been covered with chocolate.
Freeze again for 30 minutes - 1 hour or until the chocolate shell is set.
This recipe makes about 16 banana bites.
I recommend to defrost them 10-15 minutes before serving. The banana will soften and it will be even more delicious. Store up to 2 month in a airtight plastic bag or container.
Paleo option: use almond butter or cashew butter instead of peanut butter and replace chopped peanuts by chopped almonds.
Frozen banana bites Healthy vegan treats
Amount Per Serving (1 banana bites)
Calories 131Calories from Fat 67
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Nutrition panel is for one frozen banana bites. This recipe serve 16 frozen banana bites.