Friday, June 22, 2012

Banana Split Bites

These were a fun, yummy treat to share with our church home group.   The gingersnaps and I had a fun time making them, with plenty of snacking involved in the process!  I made the "bites" too big, which meant you either had to eat them in two bites (messy) or had to awkwardly shove the whole thing in your mouth (potentially embarrassing).  So my advice is to make sure and keep them bite-size.  Then just eat a whole bunch!

2 medium bananas, peeled and cut into 10 pieces each
3-4 strawberries, cut in half and sliced to make 20 pieces
6 Tbsp dark chocolate chips
1 tbsp coconut oil (I didn't use this, but I bet it would be delicious)
2 Tbsp shredded coconut (I chopped mine to make it even more fine)
2 tbsp finely chopped walnuts or pecans

Place 20 mini cupcake liners on a small baking sheet. Slice bananas and place 1 piece into each. Do the same for the strawberries.
In a small pot on the stovetop or in a microwave, melt the chocolate and coconut oil on low. Remove from heat and stir well to melt the remaining chunks.
Make a workstation with the bites, melted chocolate, coconut, walnuts, and optional nut butter. Spoon on 1/2 teaspoon of melted chocolate onto a bite and gently spread out. Drizzle on nut butter (optional). Quickly sprinkle with coconut and walnuts. Repeat for the remaining 19 bites.
Freeze for a minimum of 15 minutes. If they are in the freezer for a long time and freeze solid, let them sit on the counter for about 15 minutes to soften up a bit. I put mine in a Tupperware container for storage.

1 comment:

  1. Hooray! Yes, the coconut oil makes it even more delicious. It also makes the chocolate sauce runnier. When I made mine, the chocolate kind of melty-oozed all over the fruit and almost coated it completely. Also good without nuts (we didn't have any the first time I made them).


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