Dark Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites

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Dark Chocolate Frozen Banana BitesRecipe

Photo: Iain Bagwell

Did you know that bananas are packed with resistant starch, a type of carb that boosts metabolism? All the more reason to indulge in this bite of delight.

Makes: 18 bites (serving size: 3 bites)

Ingredients

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3 small (about 6-in.-long) ripe bananas, each cut into 6 (1-in.) slices
18 cocktail picks
5 ounces dark (85% cacao) chocolate, finely chopped
2 teaspoons coconut oil
2 tablespoons unsweetened shredded dried coconut, toasted
2 tablespoons chopped toasted almonds
1/2 teaspoon sea salt flakes (such as Maldon)

Preparation

Active: 12 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours, 12 Minutes

1. Skewer each banana slice with 1 cocktail pick and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 1 hour.

2. Pour water to a depth of 1 inch into bottom of a double boiler set over medium heat; bring to a light boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer. Place chocolate and oil in top of double boiler and cook, stirring often, until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth, about 4 minutes.

3. Dip 1 skewered banana slice in chocolate mixture; immediately sprinkle with a pinch of coconut and return to baking sheet. Repeat procedure with remaining coconut for 5 more banana slices, then with almonds for 6 banana slices, then with sea salt for remaining 6 banana slices. Freeze bites for 1 hour before serving.

Created date

June 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 229
Fat 14 g
Satfat 8 g
Monofat 0.0 g
Polyfat 0.0 g
Protein 3 g
Carbohydrate 25 g
Fiber 5 g
Cholesterol 1 mg
Iron 3 mg
Sodium 196 mg
Calcium 26 mg