Viral Chocolate Banana Bark with Peanut Butter

This chocolate banana bark has gone viral on social media, and for good reason! It’s easy to make, only needs three ingredients and is such a fun treat! Your whole family will love this one!

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Chocolate banana bark sprinkled with mini M&Ms broken into pieces on parchment paper.

Why you’ll love it

Something that’s so important to me when it comes to food is making it fun. Snacks like this are my favorite because they’re exactly that. This is the perfect thing when you’re in the mood for a sweet treat.

And bonus! This chocolate and banana peanut butter bark is a great way to get fiber, vitamins and minerals from the bananas and healthy fats and some protein from the peanut butter.

This one is super fun to make with your family, uses really simple ingredients and comes together in minutes. After you put it together you’ll just pop it in the freezer for a couple of hours for a frozen treat that doubles as a healthy snack.

The best part is that you only need three ingredients plus whatever toppings you like. Let’s get into how to make it!

Bananas, chocolate chips and peanut butter on a countertop with labels.

Ingredients

  1. Sliced bananas: First up, you need bananas of course! Make sure to use ripe bananas so that they’re nice and sweet.
  2. Peanut butter: Use whichever peanut butter is your favorite for this recipe. Any kind will work here- natural peanut butter or more “traditional” kinds.
  3. Chocolate chips: I like to use dark chocolate chips or semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you could use white chocolate chips too!

Optional: Use a teaspoon of coconut oil when melting the chocolate to help it melt smoothly.

Step-by-step instructions

  1. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (parchment paper works best to make sure that your banana bark doesn’t stick once frozen- I love these pre-cut sheets).
  2. Arrange your banana slices in an even layer, making sure the bananas are touching. Optional: If you want a thinner banana layer, place a piece of parchment paper on top and press down on the bananas carefully with the bottom of a glass.
Sliced bananas arranged into a rectangle on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Sliced bananas arranged into a rectangle with melted chocolate on a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  1. Next, drizzle the melted peanut butter evenly on top of the banana layer. Spread evenly with a silicone spatula.
  2. Top the peanut butter layer with melted chocolate. Spread evenly with a silicone spatula.
A layer of bananas topped with peanut butter, melted chocolate and mini M&Ms
Frozen banana bark on a parchment paper lined sheet pan.
  1. Finally, sprinkle with your toppings of choice. Options: mini M&Ms, sprinkles, chocolate chips, drizzled peanut butter, or chopped nuts.
  2. Put the baking sheet with chocolate banana bark into the freezer and freeze for 2 hours.
  3. Remove and carefully cut into pieces or break apart with your hands.

Storage: Store leftovers in the freezer in an airtight container. Note: If you like it a little bit softer, just let it sit out for a few minutes at room temperature before serving.

A close up shot of the banana side of frozen banana bark.
A close up shot of frozen banana bark topped with chocolate and mini m&ms.

Variation ideas

  1. Nut-free banana chocolate bark: use sunflower seed butter instead of peanut butter and any nut-free toppings that you enjoy.
  2. Greek yogurt bark: Add a layer of vanilla Greek yogurt before adding the peanut butter for a protein boost and vanilla ice cream vibe.
  3. Keep it lower added sugar: Use unsweetened peanut butter and a lower-sugar chocolate like Lily’s.
  4. Peppermint white chocolate banana bark: use white chocolate and sprinkle with chopped peppermint or candy canes.
  5. Use different nut butters: You can use almond butter, cashew butter, or even Nutella for a fun chocolate version.

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Chocolate banana bark sprinkled with mini M&Ms broken into pieces on parchment paper.

Chocolate Banana Bark with Peanut Butter

Sliced bananas topped with peanut butter, chocolate and your favorite chocolate bark topping and then frozen into a delicious treat.
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Servings: 8
Calories: 240kcal

Ingredients

  • 4 bananas sliced
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter melted
  • 1 cup chocolate chip melted
  • 1/2 cup topping of choice mini M&Ms, chocolate chips, chopped nuts, coconut flakes, sea salt
  • 1 tsp coconut oil optional to help chocolate melt smoothly

Instructions

  • Line a baking sheet with parchment paper (parchment paper works best to make sure that your banana bark doesn't stick once frozen).
  • Arrange your banana slices in an even layer, making sure the bananas are touching. Optional: If you want a thinner banana layer, place a piece of parchment paper on top and press down on the bananas carefully with the bottom of a glass. 
  • Next, drizzle the melted peanut butter evenly on top of the banana layer. Spread evenly with a silicone spatula.
  • Top the peanut butter layer with melted chocolate. Spread evenly with a silicone spatula.
  • Finally, sprinkle with your toppings of choice. Options: mini M&Ms, sprinkles, chocolate chips, drizzled peanut butter, or chopped nuts.
  • Put the baking sheet with chocolate banana bark into the freezer and freeze for 2 hours.
  • Remove and carefully cut into pieces or break apart with your hands.

Nutrition

Calories: 240kcal | Carbohydrates: 38g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 122mg | Potassium: 293mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 21g | Vitamin A: 38IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 8mg | Iron: 1mg

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