Overripe bananas can be a struggle, am I right? I end up with them more often than I want to admit. Sure, you can bake them into a bread or toss them into the freezer for a smoothie. But if you’re like me, you already have a bag of frozen bananas in your freezer from the last time this happened, and frankly, you’re kind of tired of banana bread.
Enter these Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Bananas! The freezer stops the fruit from ripening further, and the chocolate and peanut butter come together to create a sweet treat that rivals your favorite candy bar. They require a couple hours in the freezer, but the hands-on time to assemble them is so quick!
I use simple chocolate chips to keep this assembly quick and easy, but if you’re feeling industrious, melt the chocolate and spoon it on top of your peanut butter-covered banana. Or go crazy and dip the whole thing in the chocolate to enrobe it! If you choose this option, I would recommend freezing the banana and peanut butter before covering in chocolate and returning to the freezer.
TIP: If you want more or less peanut butter or chocolate on each banana, feel free to customize them to your preference!
NOTE: You do not have to freeze these to enjoy them! But if you choose not to freeze them, eat them quickly, as the bananas will begin to brown as soon as you peel and expose them to the air.
BONUS: If you use no-added-sugar peanut butter and chocolate (like Lily’s), this becomes a delicious no-added-sugar treat for anyone watching their sugar intake. YUM!
Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Bananas
1/2 C peanut butter
1/2 C chocolate chips
Peel your banana and slice it down the middle lengthwise. Cut each banana-half in half widthwise, so you end up with four equal pieces of banana.
Using a knife, carefully spread peanut butter on the top of each piece of banana. (If your peanut butter is thick and difficult to spread on the soft banana, stir it thoroughly to loosen it up a little bit. It should become easier to spread.)
Cover the top of the peanut butter with chocolate chips.
Place the banana treats on a plate or parchment lined tray. Place the plate/tray into the freezer and let the treats freeze completely. It should take 1-2 hours.