Banana Chocolate Peanut Butter Protein Bites

by Kristine on February 18, 2013

in 5 Ingredients, Gluten Free, Kid Friendly, Protein Bars, Recipes, Snacks

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Quick and easy kid-friendly snacks. That’s the name of the game around here. My 4-year old isn’t big on animal protein, so I’m always looking to find ways to fit it extra protein into her snacks. Banana, peanut butter and chocolate is a stellar combo if you ask me, and this little morsel is like dessert, but its a healthy snack. This snack is gluten free (actually grain-free) and to make it non-dairy just sub for your favorite vegan protein powder and ensure your chocolate chips are dairy-free or use the suggested substitution below.

Banana Peanut Butter Chocolate Protein Bites

Ingredients

2 medium bananas, sliced into 25 rounds
1/4 cup natural peanut butter
15 drops liquid stevia, or more to taste (I used NuNaturals Vanilla stevia)
1 scoop (1/4 cup) vanilla whey protein (I used Whey Gourmet Naturelle Vanilla)
1 Tbsp water

Topping

2  1/2 Tbsp chocolate chips
1 tsp coconut oil, melted

* If you don’t want to use chocolate chips, you could use 2 Tbsp coconut oil mixed with 3-4 Tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder, and use stevia drops to sweeten as desired (nutrition will change)

Directions

Slice banana’s into 25 pieces and place on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. In a separate small bowl, mix together peanut butter, protein powder, stevia and water. May need additional water. Use a little at a time until it forms into a slightly crumbly dough. You just want it to hold together when you make a small ball.

Place a small amount of the peanut butter dough on each banana. It will look like this:

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Then drizzle a small amount of chocolate over each one. Place in freezer for at least 1 hour, until the banana’s have a chance to freeze up.

Nutrition (per piece):   Calories: 36   Fat: 2 g   Carbs: 3.8 g   Sugars: 2 g   Fiber: 0.5 g   Sodium: 6.5 mg   Protein: 2 g

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I'm Kristine Fretwell, busy mom of 2 little girls, author, blogger, and former pro fitness competitor. I love almost any kind of cookie, anything coconut or pumpkin flavored, and Thai food. A perfect day for me is enjoying my family, getting to the gym, and whipping up a new healthy recipe. I've got a collection of over 300 healthy recipes, and other tidbits like fitness and health tips. My recipes have been featured on websites such as Huffington Post, Savvy Mom, Shape and Skinny Scoop.
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  • Carime

    I just love these. Great way to get my sweet fix! ThAnks Kristine!

  • http://kathleencaron.com/ Kathleen Caron

    This is such a great idea, I will make for my teenaged son for after-sports practice.  He often has a power shake or Muscle milk, which have alot of sugar in them, this would def be better.

  • Lisafischer

    Just a reminder.  Bananas doesn’t need an apostrophe.  Plurals NEVER use apostrophes.  Only possessives.  (Like Sally’s shoes or the kids’ treats).  Other than that, the recipe looks fab. 

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