Chocolate Banana Bark

// Indulge guilt-free with our Chocolate Banana Bark – a delectable frozen treat of dark chocolate, bananas, peanut butter, and roasted peanuts.



This Chocolate Banana Bark is a delicious and healthy frozen treat made with the combination of dark chocolate, bananas, peanut butter, and roasted peanuts.

Made using just 4 ingredients, this classic treat comes together in just 1 hour. Making this vegetarian and gluten-free bark at home is very simple and fuss-free. Plus, it can also be made vegan with a slight adjustment.

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With this easy-to-follow and delectable Chocolate Banana Bark recipe, you can indulge your sweet tooth without the guilt.

About Chocolate Banana Bark

This viral recipe of No-bake chocolate Banana Bark is a stunning blend of rich dark chocolate, creamy peanut butter, sweet bananas, and crunchy roasted peanuts. It is a fascinating yet wholesome sweet treat that vanishes in an instant. Plus, it tastes so rich and decadent.

The combination of the elegance of dark chocolate with the nourishing goodness of bananas, creamy peanut butter, and the tempting crunch of roasted peanuts creates an exquisite Chocolate Banana Bark that is wholesome and yum.

This bark has a gratifyingly delicious taste and the most amazing contrast of textures. It is definitely a healthier alternative to your high-calorie frozen desserts, making it a perfect treat to satisfy impromptu dessert cravings.

The divine merge of dark chocolate, bananas, peanut butter, and roasted peanuts is beyond any words. You are already aware of the delicious combination of banana, peanut butter, and chocolate, and this bark is no exception. 

Be it a peanut butter Banana Toast, Chocolate peanut butter Banana Smoothie,  Banana peanut butter Chocolate Bites, peanut butter Banana Oatmeal Cookies, or a simple  Eggless Banana peanut butter Chocolate Brownies, this combination always wins. Isn’t it?

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Guilt-Free Indulgence

It is a no-bake hassle-free treat that needs minimal effort and time. Making this chocolate bark is a straightforward process. Simply gather 4 ingredients, assemble, freeze and done.

This straightforward and guilt-free bark recipe does not only look gorgeous but also is super delicious and relatively healthy because I have used 85% dark chocolate to make. It has a sweet and salty taste, various textures, and delightful appeal.

To make this easy dessert, just chop some roasted peanuts, melt dark chocolate in the microwave, peel and slice your bananas, and neatly arrange them on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Next, generously drizzle creamy peanut butter over the bananas and spread it evenly.

Now, add the melted chocolate, spread it out, and generously sprinkle with roasted peanuts. Freeze for approximately 1 hour, and voila!

Whether you are a professional chef or a novice cook, this easy bark recipe comes out delicious.

So if you want to relish a guilt-free treat or want to try a chocolate dessert, then this healthy dessert is calling your name.

Don’t miss out – give it a try!

This Chocolate Banana Bark

  • has a sweet and salty taste

  • has amazing flavors & textures

  • is a guilt-free treat

  • is quick and easy to make

  • is a no-bake dessert

  • is vegan & gluten-free

  • is made with minimal ingredients

  • is easily customizable

  • tantalize your taste buds

  • has many topping options

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Ingredients:

  • Dark Chocolate: I have used 85% dark chocolate for making this bark. Dark chocolates are not only rich in antioxidants, but they also add a luxurious touch and elegance to this bark.

You can also use other chocolates of your choice, such as 50% dark chocolate, milk chocolate, berry chocolate, or even white chocolate.

  • Bananas: It is the main ingredient for this recipe. Packed with natural sweetness and potassium, bananas make a fruity base for this frozen dessert. Make sure you use good quality bananas.

Also, for the best texture and taste, use the bananas which are ripe yet still firm.

  • Creamy Peanut Butter: I have followed the viral chocolate banana bark recipe as it is, and they added creamy peanut butter to cover the banana slices. I have used creamy peanut butter as the smooth texture of peanut butter goes so well with the crunch of peanuts.

However, you can also use crunchy peanut butter — that also works fine.

  • Roasted Peanuts: It is added on top for that nutty goodness, crunch, and a beautiful appearance. I have used regular unsalted peanuts here, but you can also use salted roasted peanuts.

Variations

  • Toppings: Instead of using roasted peanuts, you can try adding any of your favorite toppings such as dried berries, chopped dried fruits, roasted shredded coconut, nuts, some caramel or toffee sauce, or even a pinch of sea salt.

  • Nut-Free variation: if you have peanut allergies or any nut allergies in general, then you can swap roasted peanuts with roasted seeds like flax seeds, sunflower seeds, melon seeds, or pumpkin seeds.

  • Vegan version: My recipe makes vegan bark as I have used dairy-free chocolate. To make it vegan, make sure that your chocolate is vegan-friendly.

Storage Suggestions

It is best to keep it in the freezer to maintain its texture and taste. Once the bark is set, transfer it to an airtight container and freeze for up to 1 month. When you want to eat, simply thaw it for 5 minutes at room temperature and your bark is ready to be enjoyed.

Serving Suggestions

To relish this bark, simply break it into pieces or cut it into bars to make an easy-to-share dessert. You can enjoy them as a sweet snack along with chocolate covered kiwi, as an after-meal dessert, or after-work/school treat.

Tips & tricks to make the best Chocolate Banana Bark

  1. Melting: I have melted chocolate in the microwave, but you can also use a double boiler for melting chocolate. When melting in the microwave, remember to melt it in short intervals, stirring between each. This step avoids overheating or burning and ensures even consistency.

  2. Even Distribution: When spreading melted chocolate or peanut butter over bananas, make sure they are evenly distributed. This step ensures that each slice of banana has the flavors.

  3. Customizable: Just like any other bark recipe, it is a completely customizable recipe. So feel free to experiment with different fruits or toppings to create variations of this chocolate bark.

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FAQ

Can I add other nut butter to the recipe? 

Yes, you can try adding other nut butter or seed butter such as almond butter, cashew butter, pistachios butter, or sunflower seed butter.

Can I add other fruits to the recipe? 

Yes, you can totally add other fruits to make different-tasting bark. For example, you can add sliced apples or berries. Just keep in mind that every fruit or berry would give it a different texture or taste.

Can I use milk chocolate instead of dark chocolate?

Yes, you can surely use milk chocolate if you prefer milky flavors and a sweeter taste. You can also experiment with other chocolates like semi-sweet chocolate, fruit chocolate, or even milk chocolate.

How long can I store Chocolate Banana Bark? 

This bark stays fresh for up to 1 month when stored in an airtight container in the freezer.


Chocolate Banana Bark (Step-by-step photo instructions)

How to make Chocolate Banana Bark

  1. Start by chopping the roasted peanuts into small pieces. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave in short intervals, stirring between each one to ensure it melts evenly. Be cautious not to overheat the chocolate. Peel and slice the bananas into thin rounds.
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  3. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the banana slices neatly on the parchment paper, making sure they are evenly spaced. Drizzle creamy peanut butter generously over the banana slices, spreading it evenly to cover them.
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  5. Pour the melted dark chocolate over the peanut butter-covered bananas, spreading it out evenly with a spatula. Generously sprinkle the chopped roasted peanuts over the chocolate. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for approximately 1 hour or until the bark has hardened. Once the Chocolate Banana Bark is completely frozen, break it into pieces or cut it into bars. Enjoy!
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Recipe Card


Chocolate Banana Bark [Recipe]

Recipe Image
Indulge guilt-free with our Chocolate Banana Bark – a delectable frozen treat of dark chocolate, bananas, peanut butter, and roasted peanuts.
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(Rating: 5 from 3 reviews)

Prep time 🕐 Cook time 🕐 Total time 🕐
1 hours 5 mins
Category ☶ Cuisine ♨ Serves ☺
Desserts International 8
Nutrition Info ⊛ Serving size ⊚
105 calories 1

INGREDIENTS

For Chocolate Banana Bark
  • Dark chocolate
  • Bananas
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Roasted peanuts

INSTRUCTIONS:

How to make Chocolate Banana Bark
  1. Start by chopping the roasted peanuts into small pieces. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave in short intervals, stirring between each one to ensure it melts evenly. Be cautious not to overheat the chocolate. Peel and slice the bananas into thin rounds.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Arrange the banana slices neatly on the parchment paper, making sure they are evenly spaced. Drizzle creamy peanut butter generously over the banana slices, spreading it evenly to cover them.
  3. Pour the melted dark chocolate over the peanut butter-covered bananas, spreading it out evenly with a spatula. Generously sprinkle the chopped roasted peanuts over the chocolate. Place the baking sheet in the freezer for approximately 1 hour or until the bark has hardened. Once the Chocolate Banana Bark is completely frozen, break it into pieces or cut it into bars. Enjoy!

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NOTES:

  1. I have melted chocolate in the microwave, but you can also use a double boiler for melting chocolate. When melting in the microwave, remember to melt it in short intervals, stirring between each. This step avoids overheating or burning and ensures even consistency.


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