Mini (Vegan) Banana Snowball Bites

These little delicious bites are filled with frozen banana, otherwise known as vegan ice cream. When frozen, bananas take on a ice cream like consistency making them a great alternative to the real thing without all the additives, cream and sugar. I discovered this little fact about bananas last Christmas when my mother purchased me a Yonanas device which turns fruit into yogurt. The thing is a pain in butt to clean, but it makes a good effort in getting you healthy. You could conversely save yourself the purchase and make frozen banana ice cream in your food processor 🙂 or make these super easy mini banana snowball bites. With just 4 ingredients, and minimal effort to prepare these just might be your favorite after dinner snack.

I’m not sure if my bananas were extra large (haha), but I didn’t have a lot of chocolate left over; to be honest I pretty much just made with the last one! I also used natural almond butter instead of peanut butter just because that’s what we had in the house. I’ve subbed in almond butter before and it was fine, and I actually kind of like its sharp flavor. You can experiment with using both because I’m sure you’ll make these again.

 *Recipe retrieved from {Never} Homemaker


2 large bananas
1/4 to 1/3 cup vegan chocolate chips
1/4 to 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
Unsweetened coconut flakes


Set out a cookie sheet with a piece of parchment or wax paper on it.

Cut up the bananas into chunks (about 5-6 pieces per banana).

Heat the peanut butter and chocolate chips in the microwave on high (about a minute) and stir until smooth.

Conveyer belt line up

Dip the banana pieces in the chocolate/peanut butter mixture. Lay
them out leaving some space between them on the parchment/wax paper.
When you’ve “coated” them all, use the remaining mixture (if you have any) and spoon
over the tops of the bananas rather than standing over the sink shoveling the excess mixture into your mouth. Stay strong, you can do this!

Before going into the freezer

Once the bananas are all coated sprinkle the unsweetened coconut flakes on top. Once all bananas look like they’ve been hit by a snow storm transfer the cookie sheet to the freezer and leave cool for about an hour (or until hardened). After hour remove the banana bites (you could eat them now or) transfer to a container and freeze overnight to ensure the bananas on the inside are to the perfect ice cream consistency. 

I was really very pleased with the way these little gems turned out, and I think with bananas being such a big hit here in our house already they are going to be a recipe repeat for sure. 

Give it a go! and if you do let me know how they turn out. Tweet me @shortpresents or message me on the Short Presents Facebook page; I love hearing from you! 

Happy Tuesday, 
Short Presents

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  • Reply Nataly Pylypenko November 13, 2012 at 4:13 pm

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  • Reply Marina Bergmann November 13, 2012 at 8:31 pm

    how delish do they look! I want one of them right now! Great blog! Please follow back if you like my blog too! Greets from Ireland! xMarina

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