Today we will be making some sweet, healthy chocolate bites without compromising yumminess.
They are so incredibly easy to prepare you won't believe how good they are. You can have one or two when you crave for something sweet, you can give them to children as an healthier sweet-snack alternative, or you can serve them in your house parties.
We need only 3 things for this recipe. Banana, peanut butter and dark chocolate. Yes, that's all really!
Let me share with you a few tips:
It is very very important to have enough ripe bananas to have the right sweetness and flavor. The bananas with some dark spots are usually ideal for this. They shouldn't be neither green nor overripe.
I am using my own homemade sugar-free oil-free peanut butter, made with 100% of peanuts. I shared the recipe with you guys some time ago. I highly recommend it.
It is possible to prepare peanut butter with raw or toasted peanuts. As raw peanuts are preferable health-wise, using toasted peanuts instead will enhance the flavor of your butter. So, it is up to you. The peanuts in the photos of my peanut butter recipe are toasted. In my recent peanut butter instead I used very lightly, almost barely toasted peanuts. This is to explain where the difference of color between two butters comes from.
I used dark chocolate with %72 cacao.
With the given ingredients and having my bananas sliced about 0.7 cm thick, I've got 22 Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Bites.
2 enough ripe bananas (I weighed mine to be precise. They came 350 g unpeeled, 225 g peeled in total)
150 g dark chocolate (70% cacao)
- Slice bananas. (Mine were around 0.7 cm thick)
- Spread some peanut butter on one slice, cover it with another.
- Place peanut buttered banana slices on a baking paper.
- Put them in freezer for about 1 hour.
- Break chocolate in pieces and put in TM Bowl. Chop for 10 second on Speed 8.
- Clean the sides of TM Bowl with spatula and let chocolate melt for 3 - 4 minutes at 50ºC on Speed 2.
- Transfer melted chocolate into a small cup.
- Remove bites from freezer and dip them in chocolate with help of two toothpicks. Place chocolate dipped bites on baking paper. You should work quickly so they wouldn't thaw. (You may prefer to get some, lets say 5 bites out of freezer, dip in chocolate, put back in freezer and continue with the remaining bites)
- If you are planning to serve them in a house party it may be a nice idea to use some mini cupcake liners.
- Store them in freezer.
- Before you serve let them stay at room temperature for a few minutes.