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Peanut Butter & Banana Bites

I am not exaggerating when I say that my boys are always hungry.  Some days they completely eat me out of house and home.  I swear that they would just sit there and eat all day if I would let them – but I don’t.  So when I do feed them snacks, I look for ones that are not only going to fill their tummies, but are healthy as well.  Enter Peanut Butter & Banana Bites!  They fit both bills and the best part is that you only need two ingredients!  Plus you can whip these up in just a few minutes, so it’s a win-win in the snack category if you ask me.

Ingredients:

• Banana, sliced

• Peanut Butter

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Directions:

1. Peel your banana and slice into round pieces.

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2. Use a butter knife to spread peanut butter onto a piece of banana. Note: The banana will be slippery so it will take a second for the peanut butter to stick to the banana.

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3. Place another slice of banana on top of the peanut butter creating a mini sandwich.

4. Serve and Enjoy!

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These are so easy to make and make for a really healthy, kid-friendly snack.   My kids love them just as I did when I was a kid.

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  134 Responses to “Easy Snack Idea: Peanut Butter & Banana Bites”

  1. These look easy enough to make and am so trying with my gang now. Thanks!!! 😉

  2. Mmmmmm peanut butter and banana is so good. I make this snack but I don’t do it as neatly as you do. I just grab a banana, put some peanut butter (almond butter ) in a bowl and dip away.

  3. I have honestly never tried this combo. It certainly looks good and I love how easy it would be for a snack. 🙂

  4. My husband would love these! He’s the non-stop snacker in our house, ha ha! He loves peanut butter and banana sandwiches, and these would eliminate the extra carbs and calories from the bread ;-).

    • I am a huge fan of the sandwiches too and since I have to watch my carbs, these are perfect! I also like to pop them in the freezer for an ice cream like treat.

  5. This is such a great idea for a quick snack. I’m not a big fan of banana or peanut butter but I bet they’re really filling.

  6. Peanut butter and bananas are one of my favorite snacks. I can see how this presentation would make them even more attractive to kids. Love it!

  7. This is such a smart, quick and easy snack idea! Sometimes my kiddos are “starving” and there’s zero time for a fancy snack. They would love how fast we could make these little sandwiches and would eat them up even faster. lol

  8. Isaak would love this! He’s my banana eater!

  9. I pretty much love PB on most fruit. I love it with bananas and I also love it with strawberries. And this is such a quick and easy snack to prepare too.

  10. Oh my! My son is a banana and peanut butter freak. Honestly, we buy a new jar and it’s gone within 2 days. He dips the banana in peanut butter. Those bites look amazing!

  11. Hey, even Elvis loved peanut butter and banana. I think he got that right!

  12. Talk about a flashback – my mom used to make this all the time for my brother and I when we were young.

  13. This is a great snack idea for kids and adults. Peanut butter and banana is a true power food combination!

  14. I never thought of that! oh my..My Bo will be estatic..he love banana et PB :)…thanks for the brilliant idea 🙂

  15. That is GREAT! What an easy and yummy treat!

  16. Those banana bites look very good, the perfect size for my little girl. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  17. I’m allergic to bananas but my Mom eat 1/2 a banana every day for the potassium–I bet she would like a little peanut butter on that banana once in a while!

  18. My son love banana’s and peanut butter. I don’t know why I never thought to put the two together! Lol. Next snack time. I’m giving it a shot.

  19. What an easy and fast snack for the kids. I would probably use almond butter instead of peanut butter though. Thanks for the idea!

  20. Such a simple yet insanely cool snack to have! I love bananas with peanut butter, they are an addiction of mine and to have them in this bite sized form is cool.

  21. I make those a lot! I first learned how to make them on Mr. Rogers when I was a little girl! They are yummy!

  22. One of my favorite treats as a kid as PNB and bananas. Still love it!

  23. I’ve heard great things about these little snacks. I can’t tolerate bananas right now, otherwise I’d be in the kitchen giving them a try! Looks so good!

  24. My kids love these! Best thing is , they can make them – themselves! They like putting coconut in them sometimes or even cranberries. They put different twists on it

  25. These are so easy to make and contain some of our favorite ingredients. I can’t wait to make these for my boys.

  26. I love peanut butter and banana bites even now! I regularly have that for my afternoon snack.

  27. What a great idea. Bananas are great for energy and peanut butter has a ton of protein!

  28. omg I use to eat these as a kid! Totally forgot about this until I saw your post. I’m going to have to make some for my daughter!

  29. That is super easy indeed! I can’t believe we haven’t done this before. My kids would love this!

  30. This really is a simple dessert and it is delicious too. Thanks for sharing the idea.

  31. Simple and delicious! Exactly how I like my snacks!

  32. hi Robin!
    Man, it has been forever since I have been her to your blog and on banana bites day. How fortunate of me. lol. Thanks for the fun compliment. I am better at having my hair natural, but I spend a ton of time on my eyebrows, let me tell ya. lol
    ♥renae

  33. Oh man I make these all the time for my kids~! I put peanut butter on the outside and then roll them in nuts as well. They eat them like little sushis!

  34. Peanut butter and bananas are my favorite snack. I usually put mine on a piece of bread – I am definitely trying this. I hate the “healthy” bread I have been using so this is perfect.

  35. I love peanut butter and bananas. Why did I never think of this?!

  36. These are a great after school snack and also great for after a workout. I love these when I need some fast energy.

  37. These look so good, but I am allergic to bananas so I would need to take benadryl first lol. But it’s so worth it for bananas with peanut butter!

  38. Yum! Nothing better than bananas with peanut butter. Love it. If I could only get my daughter to enjoy it!

  39. This is a great idea. I love it because it has the protein to help keep them full. You could even drizzle some chocolate sauce like Hershey chocolate syrup over it too. Yummy.

  40. My son is allergic to peanut butter but I make the same snack for him using dulce de leche as filling.

  41. This is supposed to be so healthy, but kids would never eat it. Bananas yes- peanut butter not so much.

  42. Two of my favorite things banana and peanut butter. Love making sandwiches with these ingredients as well.

  43. Our son is ALWAYS hungry too. As what the hubs said, he’s a growing boy. 🙂 I love banana and peanut butter, but haven’t tried this yet. Thanks for the idea.

  44. My mom made these for me as a kid all the time! A second slice of banana beats getting PB all over your hands.

  45. I love these types of recipes! I forget the simple and easy recipes that even I grew up with, it seems processed foods are more often the snake of choice rather than something wholesome and simple. Thanks for the reminders and great ideas!

  46. Wow! This could not be simpler could it? A great mix of protein, fat and good carbs for a perfect snack bite too.

  47. This is one of our favorite snacks around here 🙂 We love making these!

  48. I actually make this for myself all the time. Great minds think alike, I guess!

  49. I make this snack almost everyday for my daughters, they love it! Try dipping it in chocolate and sticking them in the freezer (another snack my girls love)

  50. What a clever idea! I’m gonna make these little treats for my boy. He loves bananas and peanut butter. Thanks for sharing 🙂

  51. I love banana and peanut butter. It tastes delicious, and it’s great power food.

  52. This is a brilliant little power snack. Our three little ones will eat a pound of bananas a day, this gets them some protein to go with the electrolytes in bananas.

  53. This is one of my favorite and healthy snacks. From time to time I like to freeze them and then dip them in melted chocolate.

  54. I love simple snack ideas. These would keep me filled up for a while too!

  55. These look so yummy and healthy for you too! Wasn’t Elvis a fan of peanut butter and bananas? 😉

  56. Yum! Peanut butter and banana is one of the healthiest and yummiest combos out there!

  57. This is very easy to make. It’s a great healthy afternoon snake. Quick fast easy and healthy

  58. I am all about quick and easy snacks. My husband and son would love this..

  59. Yum! This is the perfect summer snack idea 🙂

  60. These are so simple but so easy for summer snacking! I know my kids will love the idea!

  61. Great quick healthy snack idea. I will definitely enjoy these for a mid afternoon snack

  62. I am not a fan of peanut butter and banana, but I love apple and peanut butter!

  63. Yummy! We make something similar and dip half in carob, it’s delicious! And now I want a peanut butter and banana sandwich!

  64. I’m not much of a fan of bananas, but I do love how simple and easy this snack is. My daughter would love this!

  65. This is a great idea for a quick and easy snack. My kids always seem to be hungry but this would help curb their appetite and be healthy!

  66. I love the combination of peanut butter and bananas. I love making PB and B sandwiches with a bit of honey, or rolling it all up in a whole wheat tortilla. Such a great protein packed snack.

  67. i always thought banana slices would make great little sandwiches! Love the peanut butter!

  68. I bet these would be yummy frozen and covered with chocolate too!

  69. This is seriously my favorite snack. It makes for a tasty late night snack too when you want something sweet.

  70. My mom use to make us PB & banana sandwiches all the time. This reminds of that sans the bread.

  71. These look super tasty! I love peanut butter and banana together.

  72. Yum! These are so good! My kids aren’t huge fans but I absolutely love them lol! I could eat them ALL day!

  73. I love peanut butter and bananas! A healthy treat for sure.

  74. Oh my goodness, YUM! Why didn’t I think of this before?

  75. I’ve seen this idea before. It looks really good!

  76. This is my sons favorite snack, I think I will make him some today.

  77. This was one of my favorite snacks as a kid! And a bonus – it gave me lots of energy.

  78. Ok this is awesome! I’m laughing cause I do this with nutella. Your recipe is healthier I bet, but I totally want to blog mine now (I never blog about food so this is really great for me)

  79. That is really easy and simple and I know kids would love it. I love both bananas and peanut butter so I would love it to.

  80. It definitely looks like a mini sandwich. In the taste department it seems very delicious too!

  81. This sounds really good. It would be perfect with a few vanilla wafers.

  82. We have peanut butter and we have bananas! Sweet, we have our snack for tomorrow! These are awesome and oh so easy!

  83. Yum! I would dip these in chocolate too!

  84. I LOVE making these bites! They are SUPER yummy and perfect for this pregnant momma! I like to use the natural peanut butter, gives you the sweet and salty taste even more!

  85. This is such a easy and delicious snack to make. My kids love these with pretzels on the side.

  86. These seem like they may be a bit messy to make but oh so worth it. Anything that includes peanut butter is a win around here.

  87. This is one of my favorite snacks. I put the slices in the freezer and it makes them taste like banana ice cream.

  88. This is creative, yet simple at the same time! Very neat!

  89. These are one of my staple go to snacks. Even my picky eater gobbles them up!

  90. This snack is something my daughter will love. She love peanut butter and her favorite fruit is banana. Total winner for snack time.

  91. I’ve made these for a few years my kids love them! Now that they are bigger the oldest ones have fun making them for the littlest ones so it becomes a fun bonding activity for everyone.

  92. What a great snack! A nice source of vitamins and protein!

  93. I love that my kids can help me make these snacks for them, they LOVE to help!

  94. Such an easy and healthy snack idea. I would love this for myself!

  95. Peanut butter and bananas are one of my fave go-to snacks!! I love that it’s easy to make, filling, and full of protein!!

  96. I used to make this when my kids were younger. I will have to try making this in the morning for them to grab for breakfast.

  97. my kids and I love these, another way to eat them is with a tortilla. Layer the tortilla with peanut butter and then place the banana in and roll it. My kids will take these to school from time to time.

  98. Yummy! I would love to have some of these right now!

  99. Truly easy! For sure you can make it look better with addition of some other fruits?

  100. This is a fantastic snack idea. I like to make it with jam sometimes instead of peanut butter.

  101. Well it doesn’t get much easier than this, huh?!? I am a banana and peanut butter fan so this is perfect for me.

  102. This is a really simple and quick snack to feed kids! It takes barely any effort to make so thanks for the suggestions!

  103. My girls would love these. So simple yet so yummy!

  104. I’ve never had peanut butter and bananas before but it looks great!

  105. Oh My! Such a great combination! I love both the peanut butter and banana, but incredibly never tried it!

  106. Love the idea of healthy snacks – this would be awesome for my 4 year old.

  107. This is a delicious snack – and quick and easy – I know because I eat 1/2 a banana with peanut butter and add chocolate chips for mine – I then I need to exercise it off! lol

  108. My 4 year old part-boy part-monkey would love this take on his bananas! YUM!

  109. We do these all the time too! I put a little dab of jelly on one side sometimes too. or a little swipe of nutella.

  110. I am all for easy snack ideas. My kids love bananas and peanut butter. They add some chocolate chips too

  111. It has been so long since I have had bananas and pb. Man I gotta make some now.

  112. I’ve never tried this. I wonder if my girls would like this. If I could get my son to eat peanut butter, we’d all be able to enjoy!

  113. What a great snack idea. HA I can’t believe I didn’t think about it till now

  114. Great snack. Both are my favorite items, but i never thought combo would be so great. Thanks for sharing.

  115. Awesome snack! I can’t believe I’ve never tried this before lol

  116. Sometimes the best ideas are the simplest ones. This would make a great snack for my two-year-old!

  117. I always forget about the really simple ideas for snacks like this!! I really should make a list!

  118. I love both of those things! I end up snacking on junk too often. This would be much, much better.

  119. What a great snack idea! The kids and I love to eat peanut butter with apples. But haven’t tried it with bananas yet.

  120. That is a go to snack in my house! So yummy!

  121. Simple, yummy, healthy. Can’t ask for anything more than that!

  122. YUM! Looks delicious and easy. My kids would love this!

  123. we do this all the time too! it’s a great quick snack – and good for energy. it’s a camping favourite because it is so hassle free. sometimes, we roll them up into tortillas too! add a little bit of Nutella. 🙂

  124. I’ve heard that bananas and peanut butter are great together. I haven’t tried it. I’ll try these out on my kids.

  125. Looks so delicious and easy to prepare. Peanut butter is my all time favorite one. It sounds yummy with banana combination. I am sure my kids would really love this snacky idea. Will definitely try this for sure.

  126. I take this snack to work almost daily! Love it!