The viral chocolate banana bark has become famous for good reason! It’s so easy to make, requires no baking time, and is made with just six simple ingredients. I put my own twist on this viral recipe by adding some protein powder! It’s so tasty and such a perfect snack to keep in the freezer for when you’re craving something sweet.
Ingredients you’ll need to make this chocolate banana bark
- Bananas. I prefer using bananas that are ripe, but not overripe as it will make it too difficult to cut into slices since it may be too mushy. I also prefer the sweetness of a ripe banana, but you can use some that are still slightly green if you like!
- Protein Powder. I used the Banana Cream flavour from Good Protein for an added banana flavour and protein boost! I really loved how the taste was very subtle, while still making the banana bark taste delicious while getting in some protein. The protein powder is so smooth too, making it seamless to incorporate in any recipes besides using it in a protein shake! You can use my code RIRI30 to save 30% on your order!
- Peanut Butter. The natural smooth peanut butter works best for this, since it’s easy to spread over your sliced bananas.
- Maple Syrup. For some added sweetness, and also what helps give this banana bark the sweet and salty flavour.
- Chocolate Chips. Any type of chocolate of your choice will work. I prefer using semi-sweet chocolate chips, but a chocolate bar would also work!
- Coconut Oil. This is to mix in with your chocolate while melting in the microwave. It makes the chocolate smooth and creamy.
Tips on making this chocolate peanut butter banana bark
- Let your banana slices set in the freezer while preparing the peanut butter mixture. I find that leaving the banana slices in the freezer helps them harden slightly so it makes it easier to spread the peanut butter on top.
- Add some extra maple syrup or peanut butter to the peanut butter layer if you find it too hard to spread. It’s normal that the peanut butter layer will be creamy, and your banana slices may slide slightly when spreading the peanut butter mixture. If you find your peanut butter mixture a little too dry after you’ve mixed it in a bowl, feel free to add a bit more maple syrup or peanut butter to thin it out. You can add 1 tbsp at a time and continue to mix to test the consistency. I wouldn’t recommend it gets too liquidy, as it still needs to be able to spread evenly over the banana slices.
- Melt your chocolate in increments in the microwave. I prefer this method to the double boiler because it’s easier and quicker. I always add some coconut oil to my chocolate when melting it in the microwave so that it’s smooth. Always remember to stir your chocolate in between each 25-30 second increment so it doesn’t harden or get dry.
How to store your vegan chocolate banana bark
Keep your banana bark in an airtight container in the freezer for up to one month. Let it thaw for 5-10 minutes before enjoying.
- If you love no bake recipes, you absolutely need to try my Easy Vegan Protein Bars! So easy to make, absolutely delicious and makes the perfect snack or dessert.
- My Vegan Protein Oatmeal Cookies are another perfect and delicious snack to meal prep for the week. They are made with simple ingredients and are also high in protein!
- Looking for other simple snack ideas? You can enjoy my Vegan Peanut Butter Granola with some yogurt, milk, or by itself!
Chocolate Banana Bark
- 2 whole bananas, sliced (medium-sized and not too ripe)
For the Peanut Butter Layer
- 1 tbsp Good Protein Banana Cream protein powder
- 4 tbsp natural creamy peanut butter
- 3 tbsp maple syrup
For the Chocolate Layer
- 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1 pinch flaky salt, to top (optional)
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper and set aside.
- Peel two medium-sized ripe bananas and cut into slices, about 1/4 of an inch thick. Place all banana slices close together on your lined baking tray and place in the freezer to set.
- In a medium-sized bowl, mix together protein powder, maple syrup, and peanut butter until smooth and creamy.
- Remove banana slices from freezer and spread peanut butter layer on top of banana slices. Place back in the freezer.
- In a small bowl, combine chocolate chips and coconut oil. Microwave in 25-30 second increments, stirring between each increment until chocolate is fully melted.
- Pour melted chocolate over the peanut butter layer and spread out with a spoon until all of the bark is covered. Optionally top your bark with some flaky salt, then place back in the freezer to set for 20-30 minutes.
- Remove from the freezer, cut into 15 squares and enjoy!
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