For most people the term "banana bites" probably makes you think of, well, bananas. For me, it conjures up memories of my kids when they were very little.
I don't know how or why it started but as toddlers I used to tell them I was going to give them banana bites and they would shriek hysterically in laughter as I tickled them. Quite honestly, I had sort of forgotten about that until I saw this Frozen Banana Bites pin on Pinterest.
I love that a certain phrase or words can conjure up such lovely memories! Every time I bite into one of these I will think about tickling my kids! And while these may not make you shriek with laughter they are quite tasty (and easy to make too!).
Frozen Banana Bites
1/2 cup vegan chocolate chips (I used Ghiradelli Semi Sweet Chips)
2 bananas cut into bite size chunks
Unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
Chopped toasted hazelnuts (optional)
In a double boiler melt the chocolate chips until very smooth. Remove from the heat, coat the banana chunks in the melted chocolate and transfer to a baking sheet lined with wax or parchment paper. Sprinkle with toppings (if desired). Place the freezer for at least an hour or until frozen through. Remove from trays and store in a plastic bag or container in the freezer.