Chocolate Frozen Banana and Blueberry Bites

chocolate covered blueberries

These Chocolate Frozen Banana and Blueberry Bites are my new favorite treats recently.  I can’t get enough of them! They’re quite healthy too.  You can use raw cacao powder or unsweetened cocoa powder.  Especially when combined with the frozen blueberries, this packs a powerful antioxidant punch. 🙂

I always have frozen banana slices in my freezer for my smoothies.  This is how I prepare them:
frozen banans I slice a ripe banana (still firm though) and lay the pieces on a piece of parchment and freeze in a lidded container. I used to do this on a plate, but my husband claimed the banana flavor was permeating the ice cubes.  After they are frozen, I usually store them in a freezer bag, as it takes less space.  I buy frozen blueberries and just use those.  Very easy!

To make the chocolate treats, first melt some coconut oil and mix with the cocoa powder, coconut milk, and sweetener of choice. I use stevia.  Then heat for a bit on the stove or in the microwave oven. I nuke it, because it’s one less pan to clean and faster.

Then dip the frozen banana slices and/or frozen blueberries in the chocolate and place on a plate or in a parchment paper lined container.  Be sure not to put too many frozen pieces at one time in the chocolate, as the coconut oil will harden (coconut oil is used to make home made Magic Shell because of this effect). I usually do one at a time.

banans and blueberries on parchment

Put in the freezer to harden, then transfer to a zip lock bag.  When you want a quick frozen bite, grab a few and you’re good to go! 🙂

chocolate covered bananas

YUM!
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Chocolate Frozen Banana and Blueberry Bites

Frozen banana slices from about 1 large banana

Frozen blueberries – about 1/2 cup

1 tablespoon coconut oil

1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder or raw cacao powder

2-4 tablespoons coconut milk, almond milk, or cow’s milk

Stevia or other sweetener to taste

1.  Melt coconut oil in a bowl until it’s in liquid form.  Add cocoa powder and 2 tablespoons of coconut milk and sweetener of choice.  Heat in microwave oven for about 30 seconds.  Stir until powder has dissolved.  It it’s too thick, add more milk a bit at a time until the consistency is of chocolate syrup.  Heat again for about 10 seconds. Stir until smooth.

2.  Dip frozen banana slices and berries one at a time in the chocolate and place on a parchment lined container or plate.  Continue to dip slices and berries until chocolate syrup is used up.  Freeze until hardened.  Transfer to a zip lock bag for storage.

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21 Comments

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21 responses to “Chocolate Frozen Banana and Blueberry Bites

  1. how to make chocolate frozen banana & blueberry bites??

  2. Yum! I love using coconut oil in lieu of butter in desserts. I also have been using maple syrup and have loved the taste for it in many desserts. Happy feasting.

    • Mm – yes, maple syrup is very nice for a sweetener. I haven’t tried it here before. Also coconut sugar — not sure how readily available that is though… It’s less sweet and doesn’t spike one’s blood sugar. Happy feasting to you too! 🙂

  3. This looks delicious! I can see myself eating a whole plate of these treats haha xx

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  4. easy to make and it sure looks delicious too! 🙂

  5. look great! Thank you for such a clear method! definitely giving these a go!

  6. These look so delicious. I will definitely have to try them!

  7. A delicious, easy and healthy snack! I love it!! 😍

  8. Yum and such a simple recipe

  9. very good idea! seems refreshing at the same time 🙂 great for the summer
    and really simple to make!
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