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Banana bites

Banana bites are the perfect hut treat. Photo: Maddy Bellcroft
Wanting to wow with a quick and easy dessert that can be prepped in a hut or even outside your tent? Look no further than these Banana Bites. 

Bananas give you a good potassium boost and the almond butter in this recipe provides healthy fats and protein. These banana bites work best when in cooler temperatures so it can set properly.

Due to their moisture content, these bites won’t last long, but then, they’re so delicious, they won’t last long anyway.

Prep time 5min
Cook time 5min
Makes 8 bites
Cost $3-4


  • 1 ripe banana
  • 4 tsp almond butter
  • 2 tbsp desiccated coconut
  • 120g dark chocolate
  • Small piece of baking paper (recommended)


Slice the banana into four pieces and then cut each piece in half lengthways.

On the long cut side, spread half a teaspoon of almond butter. Gently melt chocolate over a low heat or, if possible, use the double boiler method to stop it burning (place a smaller pot with the chocolate inside a larger pot that has water simmering in it).

Once melted, remove from heat and carefully dip banana pieces in it, keeping the almond butter side facing up. Use a spoon to coat the tops and sides with chocolate. Place banana pieces gently on baking paper or if you don’t have baking paper on a plate that is lightly oiled. Sprinkle with a little coconut and repeat the process with the other pieces.

Place outside or somewhere cool to set (the colder the better) for 20min or until chocolate has gone hard.

Enjoy with a cup of tea!