This is a guest post which includes a delicious and super easy recipe from Adam Bogatin, owner of wholesale frozen food supplier Purple Foods in Australia. Enjoy!
Bananas are a healthy and delicious snack. For tennis players who need a quick energy booster before, during or after games, this is a great snack recipe that is easy to make and will tide your hunger over.
I prefer buying frozen bananas because every time I buy a bunch of them, inevitably I have to throw one or two out because they’ve sat in the fruit bowl for too long and have gone rotten.
Another advantage of buying bananas already frozen is that they come already sliced so half the work is already done for you. Plus, you’re able to use just the amount of banana that you need for the recipe and place the frozen banana bag back in the freezer for next time.
Below is my recipe for dark chocolate, peanut butter and frozen banana bites. It’s a very easy recipe and you don’t even need an oven or a stove top. They look very appetising and are the perfect plate to bring round to a home match, a friend’s house, or to pull out of the freezer when you want a quick snack.
Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants, while peanut butter has plenty of good fats and is a great source of protein.
Dark Chocolate Covered Banana Bites
- 1 cup frozen banana slices
- 1 cup dark chocolate chips
- 1 cup peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil
- 1 Tbsp sea salt
- Stir dark chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-proof bowl.
- Place it in the microwave for 30 seconds or until the chocolate is starting to melt.
- Remove and stir until all the chocolate has melted. The texture should be smooth and shiny.
- Stack 3-4 banana slices on baking paper and pierce with a toothpick, making sure the toothpick doesn’t stick out the other end.
- With a knife, take some peanut butter and smear it around the outside of the bananas. Make sure it’s only a thin layer otherwise you won’t have enough chocolate!
- Dip the toothpick into the melted chocolate until covered and place it back on the paper to dry.
- Sprinkle with sea salt
- Repeat this process until all the bananas are used up.
- Refreeze for 2 hours or until frozen and serve.
ADAM BOGATIN, guest author
Adam Bogatin is the owner of wholesale frozen food supplier Purple Foods in Australia. Adam has pioneered the rise of Acai in Australia and has over 10 years experience working in the frozen food industry.