Love the Gone Bananas Chocolate Covered Bananas from Trader Joe? I do but I can’t drive 2 hours to the store every time I get a craving for them! Homemade Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Bites are so easy to make at home!
Have you ever had a love hate relationship with where you live? I do. I love the small town feel of our city and the little downtown warehouse loft apartment that we call home. I’m also pretty happy with the fact that we live about 5 minutes from my parents and about 15-20 minutes from my in laws, we can pretty much see family whenever we want.
But I also long to live somewhere like Wilmington, where there is more to do, more to see and better places to shop. Don’t get me wrong, we have some cute little shops here but I want more of a variety.
I want to be able to shop at little butcher markets and Trader Joes in the same day without having to drive two hours to do so. It would be great if I could swing into World Market after work and pick up something from Whole Foods for dinner one Sunday afternoon without spending time on the interstate to make it happen.
I have no desire to live in a giant city like Chicago or New York, I don’t think those would be style, but I’d love something a bit more that what we have here.
So what does that have to do with Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Bites? Well the fact that I have a box of Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Bites in the freezer from Trader Joes that’s almost empty meant that I either needed to drive to Chapel Hill to restock or I needed to make my own treats at home.
I guess you can assume that I didn’t get in the car and drive an hour for chocolate covered bananas. haha
I normally try to get to Raleigh or Chapel Hill about once a month to restock on some of my favorite things from Trader Joes and Whole Foods but sometimes I go a bit longer than that. It really just depends on my schedule.
Our last trip was in December for Christmas shopping, so I made sure to swing into a few shops Trader Joes and World Market to stock up on some of my beloved pantry items like, Coconut Syrup, Cookie Butter, Banana Chocolate Spread and of course Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Bites.
But like I said, my stash of Banana Bites is growing low and I thought I’d give them a go at home.
I found out from making my “Vampire Magic Shell” back in October for Halloween that Coconut oil and chocolate melted together would harden almost instantly when introduced to something cold from the freezer, so that’s where I started.
I just melted some chocolate chips together with a little coconut oil and then dipped frozen banana slices into the melted chocolate mixture. A few minutes later I had a tray of frozen chocolate banana treats without the trip to Raleigh!
Frozen Chocolate Covered Banana Bites