Peanut Butter Banana Bars

2013-02-10
Two Banana Stick Bars on a Wooden Board
  • Yield : 2 bars
  • Prep Time : 5m
  • Cook Time : 3m
  • Ready In : 8m

Get ready for a super easy and delicious snack! These Peanut Butter Banana Bars are easy to prepare and will be loved by the whole family. The best part is you get to enjoy it on a stick, and let’s face it, eating food from a stick always tastes better. If you’re looking for a decadent but healthy snack, these banana bars will hit the right spot.

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Two Banana Stick Bars on a Wooden Board

Peanut Butter Banana Bars

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  • Author: Toni Okamoto
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 minutes
  • Yield: 2 Bars 1x
  • Category: Snack
  • Method: Refrigerated
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan

Description

Time to put bananas on a stick and turn them into delicious decadent snacks! You will absolutely love these Peanut Butter Banana Bars!


Ingredients

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  • 2 popsicle sticks
  • 1 peeled ripe banana, halved
  • 1 cup of vegan semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted
  • 2 generous dollops of peanut butter, melted
  • Your choice of chopped nuts

Instructions

  1. Stick a popsicle in the middle of a halved banana.
  2. Dip the banana in the melted peanut butter. Dip it again in the melted chocolate, sprinkle your choice of nuts on them, lay it on parchment paper, and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.


Keywords: banana, popsicles, bars, peanut butter, vegan snack, vegan bars, healthy snack, dairy free, gluten free, kid friendly

No Popsicles Sticks, No Problem

This recipe calls for popsicle sticks but if you don’t have any, we have a super easy swap for you. Do you have those classic leftover wooden chopsticks from your takeout orders? Who doesn’t, right? Any excuse to give these lonely chopsticks some use is welcomed by all. Cut them into the right size and you’re ready to go. Don’t you love being able to reuse something you already had? In a pinch, bar-b-que skewers also work.

How To Melt Chocolate

If you’re a bit unsure about how to melt the chocolate, worry no more. We are happy to report that it can be a pretty seamless experience if you take a few things into account. Our preferred way to do it is with the classic double boiler system (which has been used for ages!), and it basically consists of melting the chocolate indirectly using hot water as the main source of heat.

You can use a proper double boiler but using a small saucepan and a mixing bowl on top will work just the same. Click here to see how it’s done.

Variations

There are several variations we can apply to these Peanut Butter Banana Bars. First, if you have a peanut allergy or simply do not like peanut butter, you can opt for sunbutter (sunflower seeds butter) or almond butter. The results will be as tasty and nutritious. The sprinkled nuts, you can swap for sprinkles, coconut flakes, or goji berries if you’re feeling fancy.

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Photos by Alfonso Revilla

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