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Dark Chocolate Frozen Banana Bites

Photo: Iain Bagwell

Active time 12 mins
Total time 2 hrs, 12 mins
Yield

Makes: 18 bites (serving size: 3 bites)

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.

Ingredients

  • 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)

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  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.