Want something cold and sweet to eat on hot, humid days? These frozen banana bites - complete with salted peanut butter & pretzels - are a little fancier and easier to eat than whole frozen bananas, and take very little active prep time. They’re as easy to prepare as a sandwich, just with more freezing. The mix of sweet, salty, and creamy (plus chocolate coating!) is divine - a perfect snack for a summer arrested development marathon ;P





 



Ingredients

  • 24 oz. bag semisweet chocolate chips
  • 2 large bananas
  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 tsp sea salt, or to taste
  • waffle-shaped or mini classic pretzels (some brands use egg in their pretzels, so watch out)
  • 1-2 tbsp coconut or canola oil







Part One: basic banana

  1. 1. Fill a saucepan with the chocolate chips. Fill a larger pot with water. Place the chocolate chip pot in the water pot, and put on medium-low heat. (If you have a double boiler, feel free to use that instead of our cheap version!) Let the chocolate chips heat until they start to melt, or about 10-15 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, line a cookie tray with wax or parchment paper. Slice the bananas into 1/4 inch pieces.
  3. When ready, stir the chips together until consistent & creamy. Using a small spoon, make thin chocolate discs on the cookie tray. (You won’t need to use all the chocolate right now, just set it aside for later.)
  4. Once the tray’s full, place a banana slice on each chocolate circle. Freeze for at least 1-2 hours.


Part Two: assembling the bites

  1. Mix the peanut butter & salt together. Spread a thin layer on top of each banana slice. Top with a pretzel.
  2. To get the chocolate more pourable, put it back on the heat and add in the oil. Stir to combine and heat for a few minutes, or until liquid and emulsified.
  3. Meanwhile, place the bites on a cookie cooling tray on top of the parchment/wax paper.
  4. Pour the chocolate over top of the banana bites, making a sort of ribbon motion, so each is covered.
  5. Put the whole thing (the cooling tray & paper-covered cookie tray) back in the freezer and chill for 1-2 more hours.
  6. Enjoy frozen or thawed!






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