What’s better than a fruit salad? These fun banana split bites of course!
These sweet pieces of frozen fruit encased in a chocolate shell is the perfect after school snack your kids will love! Oh! If you need more ideas, click here.
Ditch the chocolate cookies, ice-cream and whipped toppings. Most are full of unidentifiable ingredients and very little nutrition.
Our banana split bites have all the delicious flavors you get from a banana split in bite-size form!
Check out how easy they are to make:
Bonus: it’s not as messy as a real banana split.
Each serving is skewered through a popsicle stick -a kid favorite- and it makes it portable and the perfect treat for your kids’ lunchbox.
I know these don’t actually contain ice cream… but because the fruit is frozen you really get the “ice cream feel”.
If you are anything like me, you are usually taking a bite (or two) of the afternoon treats along with your kids. This is one MOMtreat you won’t feel guilty about eating!
Yes, haven’t you heard? There are health benefits of eating chocolate (in moderation).
Another bonus to the great taste of these sweet treats is that they are low-carbohydrate (diabetic friendly).
Freeze these overnight, and stick them in your child’s lunchbox in the morning, directly on an ice pack. They will have thawed a little bit by lunchtime, which is exactly how they’re enjoyed best!
You can stick the entire lunch container in the freezer and pull it out right before heading out to after school activities or weekend soccer games.
I prefer stainless steel containers since they are better temperature conductors but any lunch box will work!Print
Banana Split Bites
Makes 12 Bites
- Cuisine: Treats
- 12 1″ pieces pineapple
- 1 banana cut into bite-sized pieces (make sure your bananas aren’t too ripe)
- 6 medium sized strawberries, cut in half
- 2.5oz dark chocolate
- 1 teaspoon coconut oil
- Chopped nuts or coconut (optional)
- Cut fruit and assemble into stacks.
- Press a popsicle stick through the fruit and freeze until solid.
- Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Melt the chocolate along with the coconut oil on the stove-top or in the microwave, stirring frequently to prevent burning. Once completely melted, remove the frozen fruit from the freezer.
- Dip the fruit in the chocolate, let the excess drip off and then place on the sheet to harden.
- If desired, dip the chocolate covered side immediately in chopped nuts or coconut before placing them on the sheet to harden.
- Once the chocolate is completely hardened, remove from the sheet and place in an airtight container to store in the freezer until ready to serve.
Make sure that your bananas aren’t too ripe. If you use a ripe banana the sugars break down, which will result in a mushy banana once thawed. Using an unripe banana with prevent this.
- 1 bite-sized piece of banana= 3
- 1″ piece of pineapple= 2
- ½ medium strawberry= 1
- ½ Tablespoon dark chocolate (total varies depending on type and brand)= 4
Carbohydrate total per Banana Split Bite= 10 carbohydrates
how many calories are there per bite
I suggest typing in the ingredients to an online calorie calculator!
Are you meaning Hershey dark chocolate or candy melts?
I use chocolate chips but I’m sure you can use candy melts.
Looking forward to trying these out…they look yummy!
let us know how you like them!
We are having a Summer Barbeque snack day at work. These are perfect! Thanks for including the carbohydrate figures, as we have several diabetics and dieters, that will come in handy. So glad I found your site!
so glad these will work Erin!
Oh my, this looks so springy refreshing! I think I’ll make these for our next potluck at work! What a great idea!
Can I use chocolate fondue sauce?
I’ve never tried it with chocolate fondue sauce Elaine.
One ingredient you left out was the sticks lol where did you find small ones can’t find them
Catherine, check out our store and you’ll see links. Otherwise, you can use popsicle sticks as well.
Can I use prepackaged chocolate sauce instead?
Molly, chocolate sauce will not harden like melted chocolate will.
Turned out great. Thank you. The kids were so excited to eat something healthy with chocolate. I dipped my popsicles in coconut and it came out great. Great idea.
love that you added coconut!
Would blueberries work too? And use regular skewers. These look yummy. !
Sure! you might need a few extra berries.. but I freeze blueberries all the time.
I want to make them for Saturday can I just make them Friday night and put them in the refridgerator instead of freezing them?
Yes you sure could! i freeze it so they stay cold when you take them out on a platter to serve. they aren’t frozen by the time you eat them. enjoy!
These look wonderful. I know my kids will love them. Gonna share your post on my Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/DaysLifeDreams
thank you Mercy!
you are on buzzfeed http://www.buzzfeed.com/mikaelas/10-childhood-treats-made-healthy-2r7d
Can I use apples instead of bananas and how would i help them from turning brown?
you have to soak apples to keep them from turning brown. even when you freeze them they turn brown. we are working on a post on the best anti-browning solutions. If i don’t have bananas i like to use kiwis and orange pieces.
What would you soak the apples in? Can a little bit of fresh lemon juice work to stop or slow down the browning?
Check out this post on how to prevent browning.
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Looks fantastic… I am pinning!
I’m going to make these for my friends birthday. Will the bananas brown when they freeze? Maybe sprinkle in lemon juice? I just want them to be pretty like the pictture.
Thanks so much!
Lori, they won’t… but remember that you must use slightly “green” bananas… not ripe.
This looks like the perfect snack for me!!! I haven’t used coconut oil much, why add it to the melted chocolate?
Jodi-while the coconut oil isn’t essential, it makes the chocolate softer and it hardens with a really good consistency. If you don’t have it, you can omit. :)
Can I substitute the coconut oil with any other oil? Or, have u used it because it imparts a coconut flavour?
If you don’t want to use coconut oil, leave it out. the chocolate will be a bit harder. Coconut oil will not leave flavor behind. You’ll love using it in many other recipes…
OMG!! This is dlish and looks fun to make too! YUM!! I’ve got to make this!
Oh my gosh this is such a cute idea! I can’t get my daughter to eat strawberries or bananas anymore but I bet should would if I did this.