Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pretzel Bites taste like ice cream and are a perfect healthy snack for whenever a sweet craving hits!
These frozen chocolate peanut butter banana pretzel bites are one of my favorite snacks to have on hand. The frozen texture of the banana almost tastes like ice cream!
I’m not sure where I got the idea to make these bites, but I made them often when I lived on my own and I wanted a simple, inexpensive, and healthier treat. I especially loved making them for my girl’s nights because they are so poppable and shareable! Kids also love these yummy snacks!
The frozen bites are very quick to prepare, and they only require four Ingredients! Plus, once you prepare them, you can enjoy them straight from the freezer. No thawing or ice cream scoop required. 😉
Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pretzel Bites Ingredients
As you can probably tell from the name of the recipe, you only need 4 ingredients for these frozen chocolate peanut butter banana pretzel bites! The ingredients are layered together into snack-sized bites, and then placed in the freezer until they are cold and creamy!
Bananas are loaded with fiber and vitamins such as potassium, calcium, iron, and magnesium, which keep your body healthy. A medium sized banana (7″ – 7 1/2″ long) contains about 100 calories and is a great alternative to ice cream.
Once bananas are frozen, they have a creamy and smooth texture. Yet, they do not get icy or grainy.
For this recipe, bananas are the perfect ripeness when the peel is yellow with a few brown spots. Over-ripe bananas will be too mushy to use in this recipe, so save those for banana bread!
Once you start cutting your bananas, work quickly to get them into the freezer. This will help prevent the bananas from turning brown. Although, bananas will continue to ripen (but at a much slower rate), and they may brown in freezer. Don’t worry though! They will still be perfectly fine to eat.
To achieve a good ratio of banana to the other ingredients, cut your bananas into 1/4″ coins. Then, place them in a single layer on a parchment lined plate. The next yummy layer is peanut butter!
Creamy peanut butter is the perfect pairing with chocolate and banana, but but feel free to substitute any other nut butter or seed butter.
To portion the peanut butter on top of the banana, I use a butter knife to scoop out about a tablespoon of peanut butter from the jar. Then, I use my finger to slide about a dime-sized dollop of peanut butter off the knife onto the banana.
Next, add mini salted pretzels on top of the peanut butter. Pretzels add a salty crunch to the bites. It’s such a great contrast to the sweet and creamy flavors of the other ingredients.
When pushing the pretzel onto the peanut butter, smooth down any peanut butter that extends beyond the top of the pretzel. Otherwise, you’ll end up with bites stuck to the parchment paper when they are frozen.
Then, flip the banana bites over so the pretzel is touching the parchment paper. This also prevents the bites from sticking to the parchment when they are frozen. Freeze the bites for about 2 hours.
I don’t know about you, but I really dislike dipping foods in chocolate. It always seems like a good idea, but then it never works out how I imagine it will. I never seem to have enough chocolate to cover everything, and it always hardens and doesn’t look pretty and smooth.
Previously, I have made these frozen chocolate peanut butter banana bites by dipping the bites in chocolate. However, I now prefer to drizzle the chocolate over the bites. It’s so much easier! Plus, it helps reduce the amount of chocolate (and calories) needed.
To prepare the chocolate drizzle, microwave chocolate chips, in 20 second increments, until chocolate is melted. Next, add chocolate to a plastic baggie, an snip off a small corner of the plastic baggie. Then, drizzle the chocolate on top of the frozen banana bites.
Although, if you choose, you can also use more chocolate chips mixed with a little coconut oil to fully dip and coat the bananas.
TIP: use your favorite kind of chocolate chips. I like to use Guittard Extra Dark Chocolate Baking Chips since they are lower in carbs, and the darker chocolate is not too sweet for the peanut butter and banana. White chocolate, milk chocolate, and semi-sweet chocolate would also be great options.
Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pretzel Bites are Made to be Shared!
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Thank you for for stopping by and reading about one of my favorite healthy snacks. If you like this recipe too, don’t forget to share the recipe (and the bites) with those you love!
Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pretzel Bites
- 2 large Bananas Ripe
- 1/4 cup Peanut Butter Creamy
- 1/2 cup Pretzels Mini Salted
- 1/4 cup Chocolate Chips Milk Chocolate or Semi-Sweet
- Slice bananas into 1/4" slices and arrange banana on parchment paper on top of a large dinner plate.
- Divide peanut butter evenly over banana slices (about 1/4 tsp).
- Place a pretzel on top of the peanut butter and press down gently. Smooth down any large peanut butter protruding beyond the top of the pretzel.
- Flip banana bites over so pretzels are touching the parchment paper.
- Freeze for at least two hours.
- In microwave, melt chocolate chip in 20 second increments.
- Add melted chocolate to a plastic baggie, and clip off one small corner of the plastic baggie. Drizzle chocolate over the banana bites.
- Freeze for an additional 15 minutes to solidify the chocolate.
- Keep bites frozen until ready to serve. Enjoy!