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Chocolate Banana Bites

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One of the most beautiful things over the past 7 years has been watching Kenya's passion for cooking take shape. He started at an early age, mastering little jobs in the kitchen such as peeling bananas, stirring, and cutting with a wooden knife. Over time those actions have turned into truly useful skills and Kenya's own grand recipe ideas -- many which I welcome, while others can feel more like mad scientist food projects (the flour, egg, kumquat, and vinegar recipe wasn't exactly tasty, but even when one of Kenya's experiments don't work I know he is learning why not).

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Many afternoons, we will return home from school and Kenya will declare that he has a major food idea which he must immediately turn into a reality. I do my best to take a deep breath and remember this is a burgeoning passion, then help him realize his vision. One of my all time brainchild favorites of Kenya's is his Peach Cake, which he has perfected over time and he I still make it today.

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Recently, Kenya decided that he wanted to take slices of banana, dip them in melted chocolate and then roll them in peanuts. Sounds delicious enough, but his twist of tossing them in the freezer rocketed his recipe to an entirely new level. After dinner Kenya and I peeled the frozen bites off the parchment paper and literally couldn't stop putting them directly into our mouths -- we loved them frozen solid. Chloe winced as her teeth bit into each icy cold bite, then realized if she waited about 10 minutes for them to defrost a bit she could share our confectionary bliss. The mix of the slightly frozen sweet banana, coated with crunchy chocolate and salty peanuts truly makes for the easiest of desserts, yet it couldn't seem more out of the ordinary.

Chocolate Banana Bites from Weelicious

I'm not sure if Kenya knew the extent of his genius idea when he started this cooking experiment, but these Chocolate Banana Bites are insanely delicious! And with the thermometer rising, they're also the perfect summertime treat!

Chocolate Banana Bites from Weelicious

Chocolate Banana Bites from Weelicious

Chocolate Banana Bites from Weelicious

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Chocolate Banana Bites (4)

Prep Time: 7 mins Cook Time: 0 mins

egg free

Ingredients

  • 2 Bananas
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels
  • 1/2 cup nuts (peanuts, almonds, cashews, etc)

Preparation

1. Chop the banana into 1-inch thick slices.

2. Place the chocolate morsels in the microwave for about 50 seconds, until melted and smooth.

3. Finely chop the nuts.

4. Dip the banana slices in the the melted chocolate, then the chopped nuts, and place on a dish in the freezer for 30 minutes.



Note: You can also serve these as is without freezing them!

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Hi, I’m Catherine. Mama of three. A Kentucky girl living in California. Here’s what I know: all kids can be great eaters and mealtime must be easy. My passion is creating simple, healthy recipes that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

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13 comments

  • Kristine Kristine's Kitchen

    What a perfect healthy dessert, especially on a hot summer day! That's awesome that your son is inventing his own recipes. My kids love to help me in the kitchen, and I love that they are learning and having fun!

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  • Beth Tasty Yummies

    I cannot believe your 7 year old is such a brilliant cook, already!! So insanely adorable.
    Kenya obviously know food, chocolate bananas are one of my favorite summertime treats. Why have I not made these yet this summer? Thanks for the reminder.

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  • Beth

    Thank you and Kenya for this yummy receipe! I am always looking for things to do with bananas that are about to turn. I just froze a few bananas yesterday not sure how I was going to use them. Do you think this would work with frozen bananas?

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  • April

    I love that he thinks up his own concoctions. Adorable.

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  • TrishInFL

    So simple, but so genius! I can't wait to give these a try.

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  • Rachel Cooks

    These are so fun -- my daughter would love them!

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  • Estee

    I love this recipe! This is such a great site and community- just found you in the past week searching for camp lunch ideas. I will toss a question out to the community: what nut substitutes ideas could work with this recipe, as my son is nut allergic? Thanks!

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    • Amber

      Hi there! Shredded coconut or sunflower seeds might be good substitutes. Just plain chocolate is a yummy option, too!

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  • Amanda

    Brilliant! Can't wait to try them with my son.

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  • Kate ¡Hola! Jalapeño

    Those look to die for! Can't wait to make them!

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