Bananas are packed with resistant starch, a type of carb that boosts metabolism.

Deb Wise
Also appeared in: Health, July, 2016


Credit: Iain Bagwell; Styling: Mindi Shapiro

Recipe Summary test

12 mins
2 hrs 12 mins
Makes 18 bites


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Instructions Checklist
  • Skewer each banana slice with 1 cocktail pick and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze for 1 hour.

  • Pour water to a depth of 1 inch into bottom of a double boiler set over medium heat; bring to a light boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer. Place chocolate and oil in top of double boiler and cook, stirring often, until chocolate melts and mixture is smooth, about 4 minutes.

  • Dip 1 skewered banana slice in chocolate mixture; immediately sprinkle with a pinch of coconut and return to baking sheet. Repeat procedure with remaining coconut for 5 more banana slices, then with almonds for 6 banana slices, then with sea salt for remaining 6 banana slices. Freeze bites for 1 hour before serving.

Nutrition Facts

229 calories; fat 14g; saturated fat 8g; cholesterol 1mg; fiber 5g; protein 3g; carbohydrates 25g; sodium 196mg; iron 3mg; calcium 26mg.