Vegan Chocolate Nutty Bacon Banana Bites
Hi, my name is Lauren and I am addicted to coconut bacon. I can’t stop eating it, and while I wouldn’t call it a “problem” necessarily, I have been putting it on everything lately. Nothing is more deserving of a roll in coconut bacon, than these chocolate dipped bananas. The combination of the banana, chocolate, nuts and bacon flavor is the greatest thing of all time.
Sweet and salty is my jam! That is pretty much all I crave. These are a great healthy alternative to when you are craving that junk food flavor. Also, I’ll just say it, great PMS food! This recipe is 7 ingredients and takes maybe 20 minutes. With the addition of the coconut oil to the chocolate dip, they harden really fast. So you can be snacking super quickly!
I have always loved frozen chocolate bananas, so I really wanted to up my frozen banana game. This is the ultimate indulgence. Somehow my brain told me to feel guilty about eating these, and I had to remind myself that they are really pretty good for me. They are so decadent, my brain couldn’t tell the difference.
This is the easiest dessert of all time. I am pretty confidant that anyone can cut and dip a banana in chocolate and then top it with a little extra. Perfect any time, breakfast, snack, dessert. These are something you will want to make a batch of and have on hand. I just keep them in the freezer, and grab one when that salty sweet craving hits me. Then I feel pretty damn good about myself!
Go forth now, and get yourself some bananas, I recommend using not super ripe ones, they need to be a little firm so you can put a stick in the center, and then dip them in chocolate. If they are too ripe, they will fall right off the stick. So, this is a good thing to do right after purchasing the bananas. Have fun, kids! Love you lots!
- 2 Bananas, still firm
- 8 oz. Dark chocolate
- 1 tsp. Coconut oil
- 1/3 C. Nuts, chopped fine. I used pecans, but any nut would be good
- 1/2 C. Unsweetened coconut flakes
- 1/2 Tbsp. Liquid aminos(I used Braggs), soy sauce or tamari
- 1/2 Tbsp. Maple syrup
- 1 tsp. Liquid smoke
- Popsicle sticks
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
- Cut bananas into small chunks, 5-6 per banana. Put Popsicle sticks into the banana chunks, and put into the freezer while you prepare everything else.
- In a small bowl, combine the coconut flakes, amino acids, maple syrup, and liquid smoke. Toss until fully coated. Place in a single layer on a pan lined with parchment paper, and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes until nice and brown and crispy.
- While the coconut is baking, melt the chocolate. Place in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 second intervals. Stirring after each 30 second interval until melted completely. Add the coconut oil, and stir until smooth.
- Once the coconut bacon is done, chop the bacon, and place on a plate.
- Put the chopped nuts on a separate plate.
- Remove the bananas from the freezer, dip into chocolate and then either roll or sprinkle with nuts and coconut bacon.
- Stick back into the freezer until hardened, it should only take a few minutes.
- Keep in the freezer, they will stay for 5-7 days.
- If you want to be completely gluten free, opt for the liquid aminos or tamari.