Chocolate Banana SunButter Bites

Chocolate Banana SunButter Bites

 Homemade frozen bites made with real ingredients, like banana & SunButter then covered in Top 8 free chocolate.  

Homemade frozen, vegan bonbons made with real ingredients. Top 8 free, GF

craving sweets

I was in the mood for a Bon-Bon!  It’s really been years since I had one but something about that ice-cream bite, covered in a chocolate shell was calling my name.  What was a girl to do?  How about make your own frozen Chocolate-covered Banana SunButter Bites!  This did the trick.

Homemade frozen, vegan bonbons made with real ingredients. Top 8 free, GF

Nice Cream

Have you ever heard of or made “nice cream”?  It is simply frozen banana slices, blended together to make your own dairy-free, vegan ice cream.  You can add your own toppings, blend in your favorite ingredients like SunButter, vegan caramel or Top 8 free chocolate chips and you’ve made an incredibly healthy, and allergy-safe treat.


It’s exactly the frozen bananas in this dessert that make the inside of these bites taste like ice-cream.

Homemade frozen, vegan bonbons made with real ingredients. Top 8 free, GF

SunButter

I use SunButter anywhere I use to use peanut butter.  Smoothies, oatmeal,  toast,  cookies and treats or even sauces for noodle dishes (keep reading for links to some delicious recipes using SunButter).  These frozen Banana SunButter Bites have a dollop of SunButter sandwiched between 2 slices of banana which is yummy on its own, but when its frozen, covered in chocolate then sprinkled with a little sea salt, it’s like eating a bite of caramel infused, ice cream bliss.

Homemade frozen, vegan bonbons made with real ingredients. Top 8 free, GF

Chocolate Shell

Who doesn’t love chocolate?  You can search all through this blog and find tasty treats, full of dairy-free chocolatey goodness.  Chocolate chip cookies, Cookies & Cream SmoothieVegan Chocolate Protein BitesChocolate Dipped Red Velvet CookiesDouble Chocolate PancakesVanilla Bean Ice Cream w/Cherry ……the list goes on and on!  So when you’re done printing off and “pinning” this one, head over and check out some more.  Because a little chocolate does everyone good.

Ok, but back to this shell coating!  You know those bottles of Magic Shell that you may have poured all over your ice cream as a kid?  That’s what this is like.  Not only is it great for these Banana SunButter Bites but pour it over your ice cream, top off your brownies, drizzle on your cupcakes, or use it to make candy.  It’s so very versatile and hardens perfectly, just like the chocolate shells on the store shelf, but made with only 2 ingredients (did you just do a “happy dance?”).

Homemade frozen, bites made with real ingredients, like banana, SunButter then covered in Top 8 free chocolate.

Easy & Delicious

This recipe is so simple, it’s going to be your new fav!  I mean, we can all slave in the kitchen trying to make some amazing dessert but these Chocolate-covered Banana SunButter Bites are easy-peasy & delicious.  Double-win! Make a batch, eat a few, then freeze the rest so you’ll always have a delicious treat when guests drop by or when you’re craving a bon-bon.  You only need a few ingredients and I bet you already have them on hand.

  • Banana
  • SunButter (to keep it Top8Free but feel free to use a creamy blend of your choice)
  • Chocolate Chips (we use Enjoy Life Brand)
  • Coconut oil
  • Sea salt

I knew you’d have those 🙂

The Recipe

Homemade frozen, vegan bonbons made with real ingredients. Top 8 free, GF

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Chocolate-covered Banana SunButter Bites

Yield 24 bites

Homemade, frozen bites made 5 real ingredients, like banana & SunButter then covered in Top 8 free chocolate. It's a perfect treat just when you need it!

Ingredients

1/4 cup smooth SunButter

3 bananas, slices crosswise into 1/2" pieces

1 bag, Enjoy Life mini chocolate chips (approx. 2 cups)

1/4 cup coconut oil, melted

sea salt

Instructions

Banana Bites

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place SunButter in a piping bag or plastic baggie with corner trimmed off.

Place 1/2 of the banana slices on parchment then pipe a small amount of SunButter in the center of each slice.  Top with another banana slice and use a toothpick or cocktail fork to hold them together.  Freeze 1-2 hours (up to 4) or until frozen.

Approximately 15-20 minutes before you are ready to assemble, start making your chocolate shell coating.

Chocolate Shell Coating

Melt the chocolate chips in a double boiler over low heat or in a microwave safe bowl, stirring with a plastic spatula every 15 seconds.  When it is completely smooth, remove from heat the stir in coconut oil.  Let cook before using.

Assemble

Holding the end of the toothpick, dip the banana into the chocolate completely and let excess drip off into bowl.  Place back on parchment, sprinkle with sea salt before it hardens and repeat with the rest of banana bites.

Enjoy

Enjoy immediately or place back in freezer in a covered container until ready to devour.

Notes

Store remaining chocolate coating in a mason jar at room temperature up for up to 2 weeks.  Reheat over simmering water or in microwave until it liquifies again. 

Pin away my friends

Why wouldn’t we want to share this?  I mean, who in your life loves chocolate?  Who in your life has a food-allergy and could use some goodness?  Who do you know who would love an easy recipe using only a few ingredients?

Homemade frozen, vegan bonbons made with real ingredients. Top 8 free, GF

There’s more

I mentioned earlier that I had a few more SunButter recipes to share with you.  Well here they are…perfect for nut-free living. SunButter Pumpkin Pie Mini,  SunButter Protein CupsSunButter Surprise Cupcakes, SunButter S’mores Dip, SunButter Protein Candy BarsSunButter Craisin Protein Bites

Nut-free treats using SunButter for when the sweet tooth hits

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28 Comments
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine
    Posted at 15:15h, 27 February Reply

    A classic little treat to have in the freezer!

  • Chrystal @ Gluten-Free Palate
    Posted at 17:58h, 27 February Reply

    We love SunButter in our house! All these recipes look fabulous. Thank you!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 11:35h, 28 February Reply

      Thanks Chrystal, you can never have too many SunButter recipes, right? 😉

  • Kortney
    Posted at 02:34h, 28 February Reply

    Love how easy these are! The salt sprinkled on top makes them look so fancy 😀

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 11:35h, 28 February Reply

      And the salt on top brings out a new, caramel like flavor. You’ve gotta try it.

  • Mary Ellen @ VNutrition
    Posted at 09:08h, 28 February Reply

    I haven’t had a bon bon in forever! These look so easy to make. Love the use of sunbutter so more people can enjoy them. 🙂

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 11:34h, 28 February Reply

      Thanks Mary Ellen. I couldn’t tell you the last time I had one either, but I sure wanted one! Thankfully this gets the fix I needed.

  • Amanda
    Posted at 12:23h, 28 February Reply

    These look amazing! What a perfect little snack to get in your chocolate fix!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 08:11h, 03 March Reply

      Oh yes, they taste like little vanilla ice cream bites with a pop of SunButter and Chocolate.

  • Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite
    Posted at 13:39h, 28 February Reply

    Such a perfect snack for the littles! Heck, even me!! We love frozen bananas and chocolate and the added sunbutter is awesome!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 17:23h, 09 March Reply

      I was surprised at how many adults fell in love with this recipe when I had originally intended it for the littles. I guess we all can enjoy a little frozen treat on a stick.

  • Amy Katz from Veggies Save The Day
    Posted at 15:50h, 28 February Reply

    Yum! I can’t wait to make these! You make it look really easy, 🙂

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 08:10h, 03 March Reply

      It really is that easy! My kids loved helping with it too.

  • Sharon @What The Fork
    Posted at 16:05h, 28 February Reply

    I love Sunbutter so I was so excited to see this recipe! Thank you for sharing!

  • Linda @ Veganosity
    Posted at 18:44h, 28 February Reply

    These look amazing! I love that they’re made with sun butter. My husband would love these!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 08:07h, 03 March Reply

      Thanks Linda! Sounds like you married a smart guy 😉
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  • Anjali
    Posted at 11:53h, 01 March Reply

    These are the perfect allergy friendly bites! They’d be great for school snack or treats next time there’s a party!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 08:02h, 03 March Reply

      So true! I love having these in the freezer for company.

  • Manju | Cooking Curries
    Posted at 16:28h, 01 March Reply

    These look so awesome!!! We lvoe sun butter here! Cant wait to try this!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 08:05h, 03 March Reply

      Yay for SunButter! It just makes everything better.

  • Uma Srinivas
    Posted at 17:54h, 01 March Reply

    Perfect for sweet cravings, healthy and delicious. Loved it!

  • Donna
    Posted at 22:25h, 01 March Reply

    Yum, these sound like the perfect treat!! We make something similar but have never tried it with sunbather – I will have to give that a go next time!! Yum

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 08:03h, 03 March Reply

      OH yes, SunButter is our “go-to” for nutfree spread. I don’t miss PB or almond butter at all.

  • Jenn
    Posted at 22:23h, 02 March Reply

    I could go for a few of these right now! Perfect little bites of heaven!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 07:59h, 03 March Reply

      Thanks Jen. They are so easy to make too for when the craving hits.

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