Updated September 18, 2017
tablespoons peanut butter
Nature Valley™ granola bars, crumbled
Melted white chocolate, chocolate chips or candy melts
Pastry bag and tip to pipe the peanut butter, if desired
Peel the banana, slice off the ends and cut into two sections. Then hollow out the middle of the banana.
Melt the white chocolate chips, or candy melts, in the microwave. Set the timer for short increments, no longer than 20 seconds, and stir after each heating. Repeat as needed until smooth and dunkable.
Now it's assembly time. Dip the end of a banana in the melted chocolate mixture, and then sprinkle with the granola crumbles. Set aside and repeat with remaining bananas.
Fill with the peanut butter, serve and enjoy!
More About This Recipe
- Bananas with granola, PB and white chocolate are enough to make you want to hike!Do you ever go hiking just for that really, really good trail mix? I have. My favorite contains banana chips, peanut butter, granola, and white chocolate.My trail mix triumvirate was on my mind when I saw these cute banana snacks, and subsequently customized in to my own little creation -- Trail Mix Banana Bites. And they’re dual-purpose -- a perfect snack for the kiddos, as well as a fun and easy, edible project for same!You’ll need banana sections – if you can find bananas that aren’t very curvy, that’s ideal. I ran the tops of my bananas over a cut lemon, to prevent browning, as they had to sit pretty for the photos.I used Nature Valley™ Granola bars, crumbled, for the granola portion of the snacks. I didn’t even remove the granola bars from the package, just gently crushed with a rolling pin and poured into a small container for dipping. Gently is the operative word here, though. Unnecessary roughness could lead to a granola bomb ….The peanut butter is basically ready to go – put it a bag with a pastry tip if you’re feeling fancy. But you could also use a small spoon.Serve and enjoy!
Let’s mix it up — try these four delicious trail mix recipes
If there is one snack that is just made for the outdoors, it is trail mix. The best part about it is that it can be customized to basically anyone’s taste or mood. Check out some of these “Scout Chef Kitchen” trail mix creations you can try — if you don’t like one ingredient, swap it out for something you love.
No Bake Trail Mix Energy Bites
Gluten-Free and vegan, these Trail Mix Energy Bites are packed with goodness, customizable, satisfying and so delicious! And being No Bake (and no food processor!), they come together in One Bowl in just 15 minutes and can be enjoyed immediately or later for an easy, nourishing snack!
Easy, Nourishing, Satisfying and Yummy!
If you’ve followed me a while, you know that while we love our baked muffins, breads and treats, we also loooove No Bake Snacks and Treats!
For years now, we always have a stash of our favorite Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites in the freezer (a snack everyone in my house eats multiple times a week!) and in the past year, with everyone home a lot, we’ve been loving adding new flavor energy bites into the mix as well!
They are perfect anytime snacks!
And today, we’re introducing a new one… No Bake Trail Mix Energy Bites!
They were inspired because I’ve been loving trail mix type snacks lately — reaching for handfuls of a homemade mix of walnuts, dried cranberries, dried apricots and dark chocolate chips…. but love the convenience of having pre-made energy bites in the freezer.
And they turned out exactly as I was hoping! They taste like a mix between our Almond Butter Chocolate Chip Energy Bites and a granola bar, and are so yummy!
They are packed with nutrients and super satisfying!
Perfect whether you need a mid-morning or late-afternoon snack or want to take a snack on the go to the beach or hiking!
So let’s make them!
There’s a lot of room to customize to personal tastes or dietary needs, but here’s what we make them with…
9 Whole Food Ingredients:
almond butter (we used Barney Butter, affiliate link) (Substitute any nut or seed butter you love)
dark chocolate chips ( or chocolate chip of choice, or even m&ms!)
dried cranberries or dried cherries or raisins
dried apricots (optional but I love!)
And all you do is literally add all the ingredients to one bowl and mix!
There’s no food processor or mixer required…. just good ol’ arm strength!
The mix will be thick and heavy so it does require a few good mixes to make sure it’s well combined.
At this point, you can taste it and see if there is anything else you want to add.
Then just roll them into balls of 1 to 1 1/2 inch in size.
The texture is amazing and they can be enjoyed right away!
This photo below was taken immediately after rolling them…
Every bite has a mix of flavors and textures and is so yummy and satisfying!
As they make a lot of energy bites, they store well too!
I tend to store more our energy bites in the freezer so they stay fresh longer, but feel free to keep a few in the refrigerator too!
Hope you love them as much as we do!
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I added just a few diced dried cherries I had on hand, not too many because of not wanting to increase the sugar content of the recipe too drastically. I agree with others that adding a few mini choc chips or chopped walnuts would be a good idea. Overall, a good diabetic snack. I would definitely make again.
I have not made these yet but my question is how can I substitute the Splenda. I don't use artificial sweetners because they give me migraines! Can I just sub applesauce and if so, how much?
I stumbled onto this recipe a couple years ago. It has been a favorite snack since the first time I made them. Like other reviewers I like them a lot. I often have more than two or three and they do not spike my glucose. For variety, I sometimes add sugar free chocolate chips and/or chopped walnuts. I have to hide them from my kids because they like them as well.
Looking forward to trying these and I know I could figure this out myself. but where is the "Sugar" content on the Nutrition Facts label? Thanks!
These were great. I used 2 bananas, 1 frozen one may have been enough, more to come next time on that.Plenty moist for me. I used almond four since I didn't have the flax. Added 1/8 cup mini chocolate chips. Yumm. I will definitely use this recipe again.
These are suprisingly good! I also added 2 bananas since they were small, and a few chocolate chips
How To Make Homemade Superfood Energy Balls
This is an easy no-bake recipe. Even the kids can help with this.
- Combine the dry ingredients is a bowl.
- Heat the nut butter, coconut oil and agave in a small saucepan.
- Combine the wet and dry ingredients together, forming into balls.
- Place in a sealed container, and keep in the fridge until ready to eat.
Once you have the ingredients mixed together, you will have to work rather quickly so the mixture does not dry out. If this happens it makes it very difficult to squeeze into balls. You may also want to rinse off your hands a few times throughout the process.
Take a few minutes to make a batch of these superfood mix energy protein balls. You can snack nutritiously all week long without added chemicals and preservatives.
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