Studies show kids eat more when foods are bite-sized or fun to eat. Of course, to get kids to eat, we don’t want to offer foods we know are not as healthy as what they should be eating. If you need sweet and healthy to go together – this snack is for you. Banana and peanut butter make these a healthier choice with protein and vitamins but the healthy melted chocolate on top creates the sweetness of a traditional candy. These candy bites are very easy to make and so easy, kids can make them! Our goals of teaching and creating heathy habits with our kids is easier with delicious sugar-free snacks like these. Nobody will resist the soft bite of banana, creamy peanut butter and smooth melted chocolate! They are delicious enough to be called dessert and pretty enough to serve at any party. Enjoy!
4-Ingredient Banana Bites (gluten-free & vegan)
2 Large Bananas
1/3 cup Sugar Free, Vegan Chocolate
1/3 cup Natural Creamy Peanut Butter
Crushed Raw Nuts, optional
Slice up your bananas into 1/2 inch thick pieces. Place about 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter on top of each slice. Place in the freezer. While the banana bites are chilling, carefully melt the chocolate. Remove the bananas from the freezer and gently pour a little chocolate over each piece, swirling the chocolate around the edges to form a nice coating. Sprinkle with finely crushed walnuts, pecans or peanuts and serve.
I made a version of these for a gender reveal sort of thing. I volunteer with three and four year old’s, so these were fun. I also had to take into account food allergies to nuts, dairy, and gluten. I used a soy substitute for the peanut butter, and then combined blue food coloring with marshmallow vanilla frosting. I topped half of them with blueberries and half with black berries. They were a big hit with the kids AND the adults, though I have to remember to grab forks next time. I will definitely make these again for my baby shower.
What a fun treat! My kids (and I) would just love this!
nice healthy snack!
melissa @ my whole food life says
What a great idea and so simple too. I can’t wait to try this with my kids! Thanks for sharing.
Looks tasty and so cute! Do they have to be eaten immediately or is there a way to keep the bananas from starting to brown? Would love to take this to a community group gathering this summer but I am afraid they will turn brown before I can get there.
It is recommended that they be eaten immediately but they can be stored in the fridge right after you make them. The cooled temperature keeps them from browning too much. We actually ate these several hours after making them and they still looked great (maybe a tiny bit darker in color, but not much!). You can also try them out before your gathering to see they’ll work out for you. :)
Great idea. This will be great for our 4th weekend. Thanks!
adorable! i’ll make these for our pool party this weekend….
Heidi @ Food Doodles says
Cute! I love how you styled these! Forget the kids, I eat more when foods are bite-sized and fun looking, so I better make them healthy just for myself, haha.
Kelli H (Made in Sonoma) says
yum!!!!! I like food in bite size pieces, too!