These frozen banana bites are easy to make, kid, friendly, and great for a summer time cool down snack or dessert. Bananas of course are the main ingredient and are extremely affordable which makes this very budget friendly.
Of note, fruit does not have to take the place of a dessert such as ice cream or chocolate, etc. If you want to eat these for dessert that’s okay too. It’s much better to satisfy a craving, rather than try to mask it.
Ingredients for Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Bites
- Bananas: I recommend using bananas that are ripe enough to have yellow peels, but not covered in brown spots. Bananas provide a great serving of potassium and fiber, making this a more filling and nutrient dense snack.
- Graham crackers: use regular graham crackers or switch it up by using honey, chocolate, or cinnamon sugar flavored crackers.
- Peanut butter: Creamy delicious peanut butter is an excellent source of quality fats. If you want to try something different in this recipe, try using my Peanut Butter Coconut Spread.
Learn How to Make It
Step 1: Remove the banana from the peel and slice it into approximately 1 inch pieces.
Step 2: Combine the peanut butter and graham crackers into a food processor, and process until puréed and slightly sticky. The combination should be moldable with your hands (see photo below).
Step 3: Put the banana slices onto a small tray, lined with parchment paper or wax paper. Scoop a small amount of the peanut butter and graham cracker mixture and add it on top of each slice.
Step 4: Freeze them for 20-30 minutes and enjoy this cold, delicious snack!
A fun way to change things up would be to use a flavored peanut butter spread like my favorite Target brand chocolate almond butter. Alternatively, drizzling melted chocolate over each bite before freezing would make them extra decadent.
Frozen sliced bananas are my favorite fruit to play around with in the freezer, but you can eat this without freezing it too. Frozen or not there are tons of alternative fruit options. I think sliced apples, strawberries, or even a veggie like celery would go great with the peanut butter mixture.
I store these in the freezer and in all honesty, they’re usually gone after I take them out for us to enjoy for a snack. However, they could also be frozen and then put into an airtight container or bag and stored for a few weeks. They are meant to be enjoyed fairly fresh and the longer they stay in the freezer, the more likely their texture will be affected.
Do Frozen Bananas Go Bad?
Frozen bananas can last up to three to six months in the freezer. However, I’ve been known to use a frozen banana for banana bread much beyond that six month date. Freezing them in their peels will help them last longer.
In case you don’t know, bananas turn brown in the freezer (and fridge) if stored with the peel still on. I freeze some in the peels if I’m going to use them for baking later on. Simply heat the entire banana in the microwave for 20-30 seconds and it’ll slide right out of the peel.
When I freeze bananas to use for smoothies, I remove the peel ahead of time and plop them in a Stasher bag. They are my favorite reusable bags in the kitchen.
Tips and Tricks
Use a rubber spatula to scrape the sides of the food processor as you process the graham crackers and peanut butter.
This snack is also great served fresh, not frozen. If you can’t wait long enough to freeze them, spread the graham cracker peanut butter crumbs on the bananas and enjoy.
Other Banana Recipes
If you bought a bunch of bananas and need some more ideas for them, let me help! My Banana Carrot Muffins are moist, delicious and simple for the beginner baker. Or these three ingredient Baby Banana Pancakes are great to make for yourself or for your littles at home.
Honestly, there’s a lot of ways to use up bananas but my favorite way has got to be these bites.
- 2 bananas
- 4 graham crackers
- ⅓ cup peanut butter
- Blend the peanut butter and graham crackers together using a food processor. Process enough to make the mixture moldable.
- Slice the bananas into one inch pieces and place them on a baking tray line with parchment paper.
- Spread the peanut butter mixture on each slice of banana
- Freeze (without covering) for 20-30 minutes and enjoy. These can also be enjoyed fresh without freezing them if preferred.