When I was a kid I hated banana chips. FYI, I was down with regular bananas, but banana chips?! Hell no. As I get older though, my food likes and dislikes continually change. And now, I buy banana chips pretty regularly and bring them along on car rides and hikes.
So, today, in honor of banana lover’s day (which is today), I whipped up a little something that even my childhood self would have devoured…chocolate dipped banana chips!
Because once you add a little chocolate to the mix, it’s pretty much go time, regardless of what is underneath said chocolate dipping. Amiright? Plus, this mini sugar rush is one part healthy – it is one half banana after all. So you don’t have to feel too guilty about these little treat. Bonus!
– banana chips
– white chocolate morsels OR almond bark
– gel food coloring
– parchment paper
Start my melting the chocolate in the microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring in between, until chocolate is completely melted.
Then mix in the desired color of gel food coloring thoroughly.
Note on colors: I started with purple to create the lilac color that I love so much. Then, added other colors as I went to change it up. So, to get the pinkish color, I added pink to the purple chocolate that had already been mixed. To get the orange color, I added yellow to the pink. And to get the grayish green color, I added blue.
Lastly, dip the banana chips half way into the chocolate. Pull out and let each chip harden on parchment paper. Enjoy!
Eat the finished chips alone, add it to a homemade trail mix, or (my favorite) sprinkle onto of a bowl of ice cream for a little bit of crunch.
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff
So what do you think? Are you a banana lover or do you fall more firmly into the hell no category for this one? Would love to hear your thoughts.
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They look delicious!!
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We have been going crazy for bananas all summer! This is so great! I’m all for chocolate dipped anything. Even plastic! I’d probably eat that, too.Lexy | Proper
Not only do these sound super tasty, they are so pretty. Would be perfect for a girly summer picnic.
Rae | Love from BerlinRae
Ooh that looks so delicious. And I still have some banana chips in the closets.Moira
These look more like art than food – beautiful! And OF COURSE there’s a banana lover’s day – we need to start inventing our own holidays! 🙂Lindsay - Shrimp Salad Circus
These banana chips look delicious! I’m going to have to try these real soon!
yum yum yum this looks so good I must try!
YUM! I hadn’t thought of that Steph, but that’s such a good idea. I’m going to have to try that.Brittni
I used to LOVE frozen dipped bananas at the fair, I bet these would be great frozen too! YUMSteph@thestephblog
oo these look tasty xx
Thanks Isabelle. I’ll sure to check it out.Brittni
I love your post! Have you seen my new blog?Isabelle
Thanks Marta! You should totally give them a try.Brittni
this looks absolutely delicious!!!!Marta
Thanks Heather. Let me know how they turn out!Brittni
Looks delicious! I can’t wait to give these a try!Heather @ The Deans List Blog
Haha. Thanks Katelyn. I’m pretty obsessed with pastels.Brittni
Drooling over here! Love that they’re pastel 🙂Katelyn