Frozen Banana Candy Bars

12 bars
1 hr

are the easiest and healthiest dessert you will ever make! They are vegan and gluten-free plus the variations are endless!


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We all know and love Twix and Snickers Bars, but they are not what come to mind when I think of healthy. Snickers and Twix bars are full of processed sugar and ingredients the majority of us can't pronounce.



I created the perfect healthy dessert with lots of variations for the candy bar lovers in your family. This recipe was inspired by Earthy Andy and her banana popsicles and is the perfect snack or treat during the hot summer months.

Ingredients

  • Ripe bananas
  • Vegan caramel sauce
  • Smooth peanut butter
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Coconut oil
  • Coarse sea salt
  • Chopped peanuts


See the recipe card for quantities.


Instructions

First, slice the bananas lengthwise and place them on a baking tray. Place the baking tray in the freezer and freeze.

Second, once the bananas are frozen, spread some peanut butter and vegan caramel on top.

Next, add some chopped peanuts or another kind of not for some crunch.

Lastly, spread melted chocolate on top and then freeze again for 15 minutes before enjoying.


Hint: Line the baking tray with parchment paper. When the bananas freeze, they may stick to the baking tray. Lining the tray with parchment paper makes it so they don't stick!


Substitutions

  • Soy-free - make sure to use soy-free chocolate chips such as Enjoy Life.
  • Peanut-free - using peanuts and peanut butter in this recipe is completely optional. Using sunflower seed butter or cashew butter are two great alternatives.
  • Dairy-free - believe it or not, a lot of chocolate chips contain dairy. Find a chocolate chip brand that is dairy-free. My favorite is Enjoy Life.


Variations

A few variations on how to make this recipe fun and exciting!


  • Snickers Bar - spread some vegan caramel sauce over the frozen banana slice. Add some chopped peanuts then, drizzle with melted chocolate.
  • Peanut butter Snickers Bar - spread a small amount of smooth peanut butter on the banana slice. Next, add some chopped peanuts and then drizzle with melted chocolate.
  • Twix Bar - spread a small amount of vegan caramel sauce on the banana slice. Freeze for 15 minutes then drizzle melted chocolate over top. Bonus: Sprinkle coarse sea salt on the chocolate.
  • PayDay Bar - spread vegan caramel sauce on the banana slice then top with chopped peanuts. Drizzle melted chocolate on top and a small amount of coarse sea salt.


See this vegan caramel sauce recipe on my website!


Equipment

  • baking tray or cookie tray
  • parchment paper
  • chocolate chips
  • coconut oil
  • smooth peanut butter
  • coarse sea salt
  • coconut milk (for vegan caramel sauce)
  • coconut sugar (for vegan caramel sauce)


Storage

Store leftover frozen banana candy bars in an airtight container in the freezer. They are good for up to 3 months.

Are you looking for more healthy and delicious summer dessert recipes? Make sure to check out The Best Banana Fosters Smoothie, Salted Dark Chocolate Tahini Caramels, and Chocolate Covered Caramel Apple Slices.

Recipe details
  • 12  bars
  • Prep time: 1 Hours Cook time: 0 Minutes Total time: 1 hr
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Ingredients

  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 1/2 recipe vegan caramel sauce
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • peanuts or coarse sea salt for topping
Instructions

Line a small baking tray with parchment paper. Peel the bananas and then cut in half and then cut in half again lengthwise. Lay the bananas with the flat edge facing up on the baking tray and place in the freezer until frozen, about 30-45 minutes.
While the bananas are freezing, make the vegan caramel sauce and set aside to cool completely.
Add the coconut oil to the chooclate chips and melt. I like to use a double boiler on the stovetop but the microwave works fine.
Remove the frozen bananas from the freezer. Spread on some vegan caramel, peanut butter or whatever sauce you are using. Next, sprinkle with chopped peanuts or other toppings. Drizzle the melted chocolate on top. Top off with coarse sea salt, more chopped peanuts, or leave plain.
Place the bananas back into the frrezer to harden. Store leftover candy bars in an airtight container in the freezer. Enjoy!
Tips
  • Recipe variations:
  • Snickers Bar - spread some vegan caramel sauce over top of the frozen banana slice. Add some chopped peanuts then drizzle with melted chocolate.
  • Peanut butter Snickers Bar - spread a small amount of smooth peanut butter on the banana slice. Next, add some chopped peanuts and then drizzle with melted chocolate.
  • Twix Bar - spread a small amount of vegan caramel sauce on the banana slice. Freeze for 15 minutes then drizzle melted chocolate over top. Bonus: Sprinkle coarse sea salt on the chocolate.
  • PayDay Bar - spread vegan caramel sauce on the banana slice then top with chopped peanuts. Drizzle melted chocolate on top and a small amount of coarse sea salt.
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Comments
  • Joni Smith Joni Smith on May 28, 2022

    Love the idea of healthier snacks using fruit and who doesn't like candy bars? I can't wait to try these.

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