This viral banana bark is popular for a reason! It features layers of banana slices, creamy peanut butter, and smooth melted chocolate. Each bite is such a treat. This easy no-bake recipe is great for after school snacks, summertime treats, and more. Kids love it!
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Why You’ll Love This Recipe
- This chocolate peanut butter banana bark is quick and easy to make.
- There is no need to turn on the oven. This recipe is no-bake.
- Only four ingredients are required.
- Serve for an after school snack or fun summer treat!
- Both kids and adults love this bark. Try this Date Bark too!
- This recipe is gluten-free and can be made dairy-free and vegan if needed.
- Check out these Peanut Butter Rice Krispie Treats for another fun snack recipe!
Ingredients & Substitutes
THese are the ingredients and substitutes for this banana bark. Scroll down to the recipe card below for the entire recipe.
First, use ripe yellow bananas. Slice the banana into equally sized pieces.
Use all-natural creamy peanut butter. It should be made with only peanuts and salt. For a nut-free option, use sunflower seed butter.
We like using Enjoy Life chocolate chips for our desserts. Feel free to use your favorite type of chocolate chips.
Lastly, use coconut oil to help thin out the melted chocolate mixture. Coconut oil also helps the chocolate topping harden.
Taste & Texture
This chocolate banana bark is naturally sweet and delicious! The main flavors are banana, chocolate, and peanut butter. There are no surprises!
It is a little crunchy, creamy, and flavorful.
How to Make
First, arrange the sliced bananas in one even layer on a parchment paper lined pan.
Spread the creamy peanut butter on top. Place the pan in the freezer for 15 minutes.
Melt the chocolate chips and coconut oil for 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir until creamy.
Once the peanut butter has mostly hardened, remove the pan from the freezer. Pour the melted chocolate on top. Smooth into an even layer. Return the pan to the freezer for 30 minutes, or until hardened.
Finally, break into pieces and serve!
Expert Tips for Success
This is how to make the best banana bark.
Use ripe yellow bananas for the best flavor. Do not use green or brown bananas.
Cut the banana into equally sized slices.
Use all-natural creamy peanut butter.
Allow the chocolate topping to completely harden before eating.
Flavor Variations & Add-Ins
Replace the bananas with sliced apples or raspberries.
Sliced strawberries are another great idea!
Replace the peanut butter with almond butter or cashew butter.
Use another type of chocolate.
Top the chocolate layer with sea salt, nuts, or even sprinkles!
How to Serve & Store
Serve this chocolate peanut butter banana bark once hardened.
It is great by itself as a snack.
Keep it in the freezer at all times.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
It is similar to holiday bark, but made with bananas instead of crackers!
Coconut oil helps the chocolate harden quickly.
Add on nuts, sprinkles, or even pomegranate seeds on top!
This bark tastes exactly like you think. It tastes like bananas, chocolate, and peanut butter.
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- Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Homemade Orange Popsicles
- Gluten-Free Brownies
- Sugar Cookies
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