These Banana Split Bites place a fun and simple twist on your favorite summer treat. Just place Strawberries, Pineapple and Banana on a stick. Then add on some chocolate dipping and nuts! Bam! You have a fun summer time treat.
Banana Split Bites
We are always on the hunt for fun treats to serve up to the kiddos after a fun day in the pool during the summer months. It can quite often be extremely challenging to find a snack that is not filled with junk. This simple treat idea sneaks in some fruits so it has me totally pleased.
Banana splits are always so tasty. When I hit the ice cream stand, I am always anxious for someone to share a small banana split with me. I love the combination of the pineapples, strawberries, chocolate and bananas. One small sized split can be a bit too much for me. It is never to difficult convincing one of the kiddos to share with their momma, ha ha!
When the hubby whipped up these banana split bites while I was out doing some shopping last week, I was super excited to find my favorite summer treat on a stick. Everything tastes better on a stick, right? I seem to think so, lol. Since the fruit is chilled, this treat is both tasty and refreshing. Perfect for hot summer days. The kiddos were off at a friends house for most of the day so I was able to enjoy a couple of these treats before they raided them. I think the plate of bites was gone in about 5 minutes. These boys can really eat. WOW!
Making yourself these banana split bites is so super simple. Just grab your usual banana split ingredients, minus the ice cream. Place your chilled fruit on your Popsicle stick, dip in chocolate and then quickly sprinkle with nuts.
1/4 lb Cored Pineapple
1 cup Dipping Chocolate
1/4 cup Chopped Peanuts
12 Popsicle Sticks (or skewers)
Cut strawberries in half.
For each strawberry half, cut an equal size piece of banana and pineapple.
Place pineapple on first, then banana and lastly strawberry.
Place in freezer for 10 minutes.
Line a tray with wax paper or parchment paper.
Put chopped nuts in small plate to use for dipping.
Melt chocolate by heating in microwave for 30 seconds, stirring and repeating until melted and smooth.
Dip cold fruit in chocolate, then into nuts, then place on prepared tray.
I worked at an ice cream stand in high school and college. It was my all time favorite job. I am not sure if it would be such a perfect job for me now that I am older and count my calories, ha ha! Everyday I would make a small baby sized banana split or a baby sized hot fudge royal. Have you ever enjoyed a hot fudge royal? It’s made in a banana split boat with banana, vanilla ice cream, hot fudge, and nuts. The stuff is like heaven. Over the summer, I am thinking I need to make a hot fudge royal on a stick, I think it would be super yummy.
This summer, we will be bbq’ing with friends and family quite a bit. I am anxious to make these for our first bbq this spring. I know everyone will enjoy them just as much as we did. They are perfect because you can make them ahead of time and keep them chilled before serving.
Do you have a fun cold treat you like to serve at summer bbq’s?
- 3 Bananas
- 1/4 lb Cored Pineapple
- 6 Strawberries
- 1 cup Dipping Chocolate
- 1/4 cup Chopped Peanuts
- 12 Popsicle Sticks (or skewers)
- Cut strawberries in half.
- For each strawberry half, cut an equal size piece of banana and pineapple.
- Place pineapple on first, then banana and lastly strawberry.
- Place in freezer for 10 minutes.
- Line a tray with wax paper or parchment paper.
- Put chooped nuts in small plate to use for dipping.
- Melt chocolate by heating in microwave for 30 seconds, stirring and repeating until melted and smooth.
- Dip cold fruit in chocolate, then into nuts, then place on prepared tray.
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