Banana Monkey Bites: A Great Healthy Treat

Banana bites

Looking for a simple snack? We've got what you need in this recipe for these great treats called Banana Monkey Bites. These are super easy to make and enjoy any time of year and the best part is you only need two ingredients!

For years I listened to folks rave about the deals on good food and wine they found at Trader Joe’s and secretly wished to have one close by. Well, last summer my community welcomed its first Trader Joe’s store and I was walking the aisles within the first day it opened to the public.  I made mental notes on foods I wanted to try and when reaching the frozen food section, I noticed a little box of chocolate covered banana slices. I thought it would be a nice surprise to bring home for the family to try. Once opened, they were a hit and gone within an hour. 

To save a few pennies, I decided to try making them myself. It didn’t take long for my monkeys to eat these up just as fast as the boxed version and I liked the fact that I knew exactly what was going into my little snack discs.

A bit of dark chocolate is good for you and no one can argue the benefits of a banana; put them together and you have a healthy treat ready in mere minutes and smiles that will last much longer.

All you need is a ripe banana and melted dark chocolate.

sliced Banana

Slice a banana in ½ -inch segments.

Temper chocolate (Follow instructions given in my dipped chocolate treats post!)

Place sliced banana segments in melted chocolate.

banana in chocolate

Toss to coat. Place on tray lined with wax paper.

Place in freezer for 10 minutes or until chocolate is set.

chocololate bananas on tray

Keep in freezer for up to 1 month.

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Banana Monkey Bites: A Great Healthy Treat

Kelly Pugliano is a wife, mom to a soon-to-be-college student and one-not- far- behind, freelance writer, photographer and a lifelong foodie who shares her love of cooking and baking through photographs good enough to eat. Seeming to be a permanent fixture in her Upstate NY kitchen, you will often find her creating tried & true recipes from family archives or testing out new delights found by reading countless cooking magazines, watching Food Network or scouring Pinterest. If not behind the ... More

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4 comments

  1. Profile photo of LIZ says:

    i love this recipe

  2. Profile photo of Sara Sara says:

    interesting idea

  3. Profile photo of mommy nhoj mommy nhoj says:

    Yummy even for mommy 🙂

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