Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites with Coconut and Sea Salt

Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites with Coconut and Sea Salt

Have you ever found yourself standing in your kitchen thinking to yourself “I am culinary genius”?  I had that experience this week.  Okay, to be fair, I am definitely not a culinary genius as I am not the inventor of chocolate covered frozen bananas. But! I think I should get genius credit just for making them…. and then sprinkling them with dried coconut and sea salt.  Don’t you agree?

I also had the startling revelation that the three best flavors in the world might just be chocolate, coconut, and sea salt.  Bringing them together is just too good.  And genius.

This recipe will forever go down in my mind as the recipe that finally made me buy parchment paper.  I don’t know why I chose to be difficult about parchment paper, but I have never bothered to buy it because it seems silly when I have somehow managed to get around in life without it so far.  Yet here I was today, dreaming up my chocolate-covered frozen bananas and finally convinced into buying parchment paper.  Three hours later I can tell you that it was $5 well spent.

Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites with Coconut and Sea Salt

Chocolate-covered bananas are super simple to make and are definitely well-worth the effort.  Even your cat can help.  Ok, not really.  He’ll just get in your way and try to put dirty paws on the bananas.  Not today, kitty.

Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites with Coconut and Sea Salt

We start by gathering our three favorite ingredients along with a few bananas.  Then it’s time for a little chocolate melting.  Once you have that under way, slice up a few bananas and then let the dipping begin!

 

Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites with Coconut and Sea Salt

Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites with Coconut and Sea Salt

Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites with Coconut and Sea Salt

After a few hours in the freezer you’re left with an incredible, decadent dessert.  Feel free to keep these all to yourself or serve them at your next dinner party.

Chocolate-Covered Banana Bites with Coconut and Sea Salt
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Ingredients
  • 1 cup (dairy-free) chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 4 bananas, peeled and cut into slices (1/2-inch to 1-inch thick)
  • ⅓ cup dried coconut flakes, crushed (you can also use unsweetened shredded coconut)
  • coarse sea salt
Instructions
  1. Add chocolate chips and oil to a small pan and gently heat on very low heat. Stir continuously (to prevent the bottom from burning) and remove from heat as soon as the chocoalte is liquified. (You can also use the double boiler method and melt your chocolate in a pot or bowl above boiling water.)
  2. Lay a sheet of parchment paper over a sheet pan. (This makes them easy to put into the freezer). Next, drop your banana slices into the chocolate and coat the banana evenly. Put it on the parchment paper and sprinkle with the crushed coconut flakes and sea salt. Continue until all the banana slices have been dipped and topped with goodies.
  3. Put the pan in the freezer and let freeze 2 - 3 hours, until frozen. Once the banana bites are frozen, you may serve immediately or transfer them to an airtight container and continue to store in the freezer until you are ready to serve them. They last in the freezer about 2 - 3 weeks.
Notes
Makes about 40 bites

 

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