Frozen Banana Bites

This amazing frozen banana bites recipe has banana slices sandwiched with peanut butter and dipped in chocolate. It’s a perfectly healthy and indulgent treat. Think of them as mini chocolate-covered bananas with peanut butter in the middle.

A frozen banana bite is cut in half, showing layers of banana slices and peanut butter. There are more of the treats in the background, along with a banana and a bowl of peanut butter.

Recently I’ve been mulling a new saying, health over flavor. That’s because I realize most of my days I’m looking for a balance between the two. We’ve all tasted food that tips the scale on the “healthy” side. It doesn’t usually leave us wanting more. And I’ve tipped the scale when I’ve opted for too much flavor.

That’s where these frozen banana bites come in. It’s the perfect recipe that offers both flavor and healthiness!

Why This Recipe is a Winner

  • Bananas are sliced evenly to create balanced stacks, with a layer of peanut butter in the middle
  • Adding peanut butter increases flavor and enhances the texture of these treats
  • Melting chocolate with coconut oil makes the melted chocolate thinner and easier to dip the treats in, while providing a nice crunch when biting into the frozen treats.

What You Need

You can find the full printable recipe, including ingredient quantities, below. But first, here are some explanations of ingredients and steps to help you make this recipe perfect every time.

  • Lemon — We’ll use both the zest and the juice of the lemon.
  • Oats — I used rolled oats for this recipe, but you can substitute instant oats.
  • Chia — We’ll add some ground chia seeds to create a thicker texture. You can use whole chia seeds; I just prefer ground because it creates a smoother finished texture.
  • Syrup — I used maple syrup, but you can substitute agave nectar.
  • Milk — We’ll use almond milk for the best overnight oats! Substitute your favorite plant-based milk.
  • Yogurt — I love adding some plant-based yogurt (plain, unsweetened) for an even more tangy flavor.
  • Protein Powder — I add some vanilla protein powder for increased flavor and nutrients. If your protein powder is not sweetened, you may want to add an extra teaspoon or two of sweetener.
  • Cornstarch — We’ll use cornstarch to thicken the lemon curd topping.
  • Turmeric — A pinch of turmeric makes that lemon curd sunny yellow.
  • Bananas — You’ll need 3 medium-size ripe bananas
  • Peanut butter — I like using creamy peanut butter, but you can substitute your favorite nut butter
  • Chocolate Chips — Choose your favorite dairy-free chocolate chips
  • Coconut oil — You can use refined coconut oil for a more neutral flavor
Bananas on a white counter top.

What bananas are best for banana bites?

I recommend using ripe bananas that have a few or several brown spots. However, they should be firm and not “soggy”.

How to Make Frozen Bananas Bites

  1. Slice the bananas into 1/4-inch slices, keeping them as level as possible.
  2. Make banana “sandwiches” by topping a banana slice with peanut butter, and placing another banana slice on top.
    A cutting board holds several banana "sandwiches", with banana slices topped with peanut butter. There's a banana in the background.
  3. Place banana sandwiches on a tray and place them in the freezer for 10 or 15 minutes.
  4. Melt chocolate chips with coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and stir until smooth.
    Making homemade vegan chocolate peanut butter cups
  5. Dip each banana “sandwich” in the melted chocolate and then place them on a waxed paper-lined tray. 
  6. Freeze chocolate-coated banana bites for 10 to 15 minutes. Then transfer the bites to a freezer bag.

Storage Tips

Keep the frozen banana bites in a freezer-safe container or bag in the freezer for up to 2 months. It may help to let them sit at room temperature for a minute or so before consuming.

Did you know it’s easy to freeze bananas? We keep frozen bananas in the freezer at all times, especially for making green smoothies.

Marly’s Tips

When you come to the curve in the banana, cut a leveling sliver to keep the banana slices even. These even slices will create a more symmetric treat that looks beautiful and tastes delicious!

Peanut Butter Banana Recipes

If you love these frozen banana bites, here are even more recipes that combine peanut butter and bananas:

Chocolate banana bites are on a white counter. There are bananas in the background.

So there you have it! These frozen chocolate banana bites are healthy, and the flavor is perfectly balanced.

A frozen banana bite is cut in half, reveling banana slices with peanut butter in the middle. It's all coated in chocolate. There are more of the treats in the background.

Frozen Banana Bites

Frozen Banana Bites are coated in healthy things like peanut butter, ground flax seed or trail mix and then dipped in chocolate.
5 from 2 votes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 20
Calories: 89kcal


  • 3 medium bananas , peeled and sliced
  • ¼ cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 cup dairy free chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil


  • Slice the bananas into ¼-inch slices, keeping them as level as possible. Top one of the banana slices with a generous amount of peanut butter, and place another banana slice on top (like a sandwich). Place these on a tray and place in the freezer for 10 or 15 minutes.
  • Combine chocolate chips and coconut oil in a microwave-safe bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Let that sit for a minute and then stir. You may need to repeat this process until the chocolate is melted.
  • Place a piece of waxed paper on a tray that will fit in your freezer. Dip each banana "sandwich" the melted chocolate and then place them on the tray.
  • Once all the bananas are coated in chocolate, return the tray to the freezer for 10 to 15 minutes. Then transfer the bites to a freezer bag and store them in the freezer for up to 2 months.

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Calories: 89kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 25mg | Potassium: 141mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 12IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

The nutrition information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator and should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

This post was originally published in 2011 and was updated to include new photos, new text, and an updated recipe in 2021.

26 Responses to Frozen Banana Bites

  1. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyRachel Cooks Reply

    My husband (and the rest of us, too) would be OBSESSED with these. YUM!

  2. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyHealing Tomato Reply

    What a delicious and creative idea! I would never have thought of this recipe and you make it look so delicious.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Ah, thank you so much! I love having those in the freezer on hot summer days!

  3. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyNutmeg Nanny Reply

    Hello summer! I would totally eat them all…haha.

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Me too…and, in fact, I do!

  4. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyTom Reply

    Hi there, can you please tell me how long you can store these and the strawberry ones for? thanks

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      As long as you keep them in the freezer they can remain stored for quite awhile. I would say at least a month, possibly two. The thing is, they’re so good to eat…you probably won’t need to!

  5. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyKhan Reply

    great idea, will try to make it. thanks for sharing!

  6. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMadalyn Reply

    would the recipe still turn out as delicous as they look if one used 2% instead of soy milk?

    • Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyMarly

      Hi Madalyn – I’ve been vegan for nearly 5 years now so the flavor of cow’s milk tastes sour to me. If you don’t want to use soy milk, there are also great almond milk or coconut milk products you can use. In fact, you don’t have to use any milk at all for this recipe. I hope this helps!

  7. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlySippin Syrup Reply

    what a great idea. We’ve been incorporating more flax in our diet and this is perfect.

  8. Avatar thumbnail image for MarlyLeo Reply

    I found you on Finding Vegan, and my bites are in the freezer right now. I love this recipe because sometimes I just NEED something sweet and frozen and these are PERFCT, just what i was looking for so thank you!

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