Paleo Frozen Almond Butter/Chocolate Banana Bites (aka little pieces of heaven)

So let me start out by saying I sorta stole this recipe from (Never Home) Maker and then just spiffed it up a little bit and made it paleo. The original recipe, which I’m sure is delicious!, can be found here.

Paleo Frozen Almond Butter & Chocolate Banana Bites

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Ingredients

2 Bananas – cut into 1 1/2 inch bite size pieces
1 tbsp. Coconut Oil
½ tsp. Almond Extract
1 ¼ oz. Dark Chocolate (100% cocao)
1 tsp. Bourbon Vanilla Extract (from Trader Joe’s and it blows away regular old Vanilla Extract!)
3 tbsp. Almond Butter
1 tsp. Cinnamon
1 ½tbsp Pure Maple Syrup
½ tsp. Nutmeg
¼ cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut

  1. In a small sauce pot melt all of your ingredients together, save the shredded coconut and bananas.
  2. Once everything is nice and melty (be sure not to over cook this because it could thicken up quite a bit, the longer you cook – I cooked mine for about 4 minutes total).
  3. Remove the chocolate almondy deliciousness from the heat.
  4. Using a toothpick, dip each piece of banana into the mixture until fully coated.
  5. Place each piece onto a cookie sheet covered in wax paper.
  6. Once you’ve dipped all of your banana pieces in to the gooey goodness, spoon any leftovers from the pot onto the tops of the pieces you have layed out on the wax paper.
  7. Sprinkle each piece with some of the shredded coconut.
  8. Place the cookie sheet in the freezer and let these bad boys freeze up, real nice like.
  9. Eat. Be Merry. Thank me later.
These little babies end up tasting like vanilla ice cream on the inside! It’s amazeballs.

**I’ve made these twice now and the first time I toasted the coconut flakes for a few minutes so that they were slightly browned a bit before sprinkling on top. I think they are slightly better that way, but I forgot to do it the 2nd time. Whoops! To toast your coconut flakes, just throw them on the stove in a pan with a little fat (I used coconut oil, duh!) and let them cook until they brown. Don’t over cook or they will burn and smell not so delicious.



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