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Freezer Banana Bites
May 30, 2012 | Home >Kids in the Kitchen > Healthy Kids > In the News >Freezer Banana Bites

Freezer Banana Bites

One of my all time favorite snack ideas from our meal planning site are these freezer banana bites!  Made with slices of banana and dipped in chocolate and coconut, they make a perfect bite sized summer snack for little ones.

Another perfect idea for getting kids involved in the kitchen! Easy to make banana bites!

Bananas are such an amazing food to keep in your home for your children!  With the recommendations for potassium increasing, I can’t think of a better way to get it than from bananas.

Bananas have some terrific benefits for children:

  • Bananas are a natural antacid!  Have your  kids ever gotten heartburn? Bananas can help!
  • They are high in B vitamins, which means they can help improve nerve function.
  • They are also a good source of fiber.  So many kids have bowel trouble, fiber is a great way to relieve that.

Steps and Tips

  1. So, go grab some bananas and cut them into chunks.  Arrange on a cookie sheet lined with wax paper or parchment paper with a toothpick in each banana.
  2. Freeze first, bananas only,  for about 1-2 hours. This is the most important part!  Dipping a banana that isn’t frozen makes the process difficult and messy!  After bananas are frozen, the chocolate adheres to the banana much more easily.
  3. Melt some chocolate chips (semi sweet if you like it or milk chocolate)
  4. Take bananas out of the freezer and dip each one in the melted chocolate, and then in a bowl full of coconut.
  5. Return bananas to the freezer until the chocolate hardens up!

We also love this snack idea because the kids like to be involved with preparation.  Any time you can involve your kids in the kitchen, you must!  It’s a great way to bond with them, create memories, and teach them important skills that they are going to need when they leave home!  Some of my only memories involve cooking with my mom in the kitchen, and I have a really bad memory! lol

(also try our full dipped bananas!)

Kids in the Kitchen! Simple and easy to make fully dipped bananas.

 

 

written by
Amy Roskelley

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Comments(12)
angee says:

Mmm… Love these!

These are awesome! The frozen banana inside is perfect and creamy like a little bite of ice cream 🙂 This reminds me – I have to make some of these! Love that you dip yours in coconut.

melissa says:

Amy — sweetened or unsweetened coconut? Looks delish — can’t wait to try them!

Amy says:

I’ve used both, so use whatever you have on hand or that your kids like! Good luck!!

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heena chhabra says:

I luv this banana bites

Lauren says:

I made these tonight and had a hard time with the chocolate. What’s the best way to melt it?

Amy says:

I melt it at 50% power in the microwave, at 30 second intervals, stirring between each one. Sometimes, I’ll add a drop of coconut oil or canola oil if I want it smoother. @Lauren

Tara says:

i love this idea! I’m going to make them for my son to bring to school and have during snack time. My question is this: should I take them out of the freezer that morning? After the chocolate is frozen can they be transferred to the fridge?

Tara- You can definitely store them in the fridge. Once at room temperature however, they won’t last very long. 🙁

Kelly says:

I used peanuts and sea Salt!! Yum.

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