Chocolate Covered Banana Split Bites

by Heidi @ Food Doodles on June 11, 2012

Chocolate Covered Banana Split Bites

Just a fairly simple recipe/idea from me today!  I saw these banana split bites from Oh She Glows and I knew I had to try them, at least for the kids(although any excuse for dark chocolate, right? :D).  Although, I obviously didn’t think of making them for the kids when I made them with toothpicks.  It actually didn’t work too badly but they were a bit hard to hold onto and younger kids might have a hard time with them.

These are also pretty large so if you’re serving them to smaller children, you can obviously cut the fruit smaller.  Even my 2 year old took quite a while to eat one, so next time I’d make smaller ones for her and these size for my 4 year old and myself Chocolate Covered Banana Split Bites

Chocolate Covered Banana Split Bites

I did end up making them again with popsicle sticks and they were way better.  Although I didn’t hardly get any good pictures with the popsicle sticks.  I really don’t know what was so hard about getting these to stand up straight but apparently it was really difficult.  So just imagine the toothpicks are popsicle sticks because I like those pictures better Chocolate Covered Banana Split Bites

Chocolate Covered Banana Split Bites

Just a thought, I’m actually pretty sure you could just stack the fruit and freeze them and they would stay together, but then again frozen fruit dipped in chocolate and little kids probably wouldn’t exactly be mess free.  My 2 year old daughter somehow gets food from just about every meal she eats in her hair so I’ll take the sticks, thank you.  We need all the help we can get keeping food where it’s supposed to be around here!

Chocolate Covered Banana Split Bites

To make these a little fancier you could dip the chocolate in coconut or chopped nuts while it’s still soft.  It does harden especially quickly because of the coconut oil, but if you dip them right away the nuts/coconut would stick and that would taste delicious.  I was all about reducing the mess with these ones though.

Chocolate Covered Banana Split Bites

Also, about the coconut oil, I don’t recommend using anything else because I love the “magic shell” feel that coconut oil provides, but if you don’t have coconut oil, just 1 tsp of any flavorless oil should work fine just to help it melt and make it easier to dip.  I also recommend using bar chocolate and not chocolate chips because chocolate chips are harder to work with but if that’s all you have it will work.

I’ve included nutrition information in the printable recipe, but of course, that will depend on the size of your fruit, the kind of chocolate you use, etc.  Also, my calculation is just for the plain banana split bites, so if you add nuts, etc it will be different as well.

Chocolate Covered Banana Split Bites

Chocolate Covered Banana Split Bites

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Chocolate Covered Banana Split Bites

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