Banana Split Mini Bites

Banana Split Bites ~ A classic ice cream dessert gets mini for some bite size fun. And yes, there is actually a tiny scoop of ice cream tucked inside and underneath the whip cream of  those little darlings.

Banana Split Mini Bites

Banana Split Mini Bites

For once I made something mini for portion control and not just for the cute factor. My little guy had some friends over the other day and of course with a mom who is a baker, the expectation is dessert will not only be good but it will be fun. And I was asked, by friend Caroline, not to let her boys eat too much dessert.

Keeping all things in mind what I served is what you see here. It was a hit!

Here’s what wasn’t a hit and what I learned.

  • Impromptu play dates with four kid’s ages 3-5 year olds after a full work day –not a good idea.
  • Know in advance what other kids will and won’t eat. Hungry kids are cranky kids and some cranky kids bite; so no that is not a new tattoo I’m sporting on my arm.

Luckily, dessert made all things right. The banana split mini bites were fun and having two each seemed to be just enough for each kid.

No recipe just a few notes:

  • Use firm bananas and cut into 1 inch sections. Leave the peel on for easy handling, and with a melon baller, dig a well in the middle of each banana section. 
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave and dip the bottom portion of the banana in chocolate and then dip it once again in either non-pareils or chopped peanuts. To quickly harden the chocolate, place dipped bananas in the freezer for five minutes.
  • Fill each well with ice cream (I filled mine with vanilla chocolate chip) and top with whip cream and a maraschino cherry.  
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63 Responses to “Banana Split Mini Bites”

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    Stef — October 4, 2010 @ 5:48 am

    Most beautiful banana split ever!

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    Julie @ Willow Bird Baking — October 4, 2010 @ 11:48 am

    Oh, now this is just TOO cute!!

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    shelly (cookies and cups) — October 4, 2010 @ 1:10 pm

    These are amazing!!

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    Misty — October 4, 2010 @ 2:57 pm

    Beyond cute! I want to make these with my 5-year-old.

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    Cookbook Queen — October 4, 2010 @ 4:45 pm

    These look so great!!

    I LOVE banana splits. I always buy one with good intentions…then I eat about 4 bites and I’m through.

    Sigh…I know…I am a banana split loser face.

    These, though–I could totally handle.

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    Kim - Liv Life — October 4, 2010 @ 6:41 pm

    Oh, I love these!!! These will be an absolute hit in our house. We made some frozen, dipped banana pops earlier in the week that were good, but these are even better. Nicely done!

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    Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets — October 4, 2010 @ 6:42 pm

    These are seriously cute. What a great idea for a simple treat made special :).

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    Eliana — October 4, 2010 @ 7:17 pm

    They look super delish and love that they are so easy to make.

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    Michelle — October 4, 2010 @ 7:20 pm

    Oh my gosh, did someone really bite you??? No more banana splits for him! LOL Seriously cute dessert. I was totally taken with the first photo, then I’m scrolling down and see you actually hollowed them out to fill with ice cream. You are too much. Just awesome.

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    • Naomi replied: — October 4th, 2010 @ 7:59 pm

      Hi Michelle,

      Yes, I have a nice multi-color bruise from the bite. He’s going through a biting stage. Luckily, he is an otherwise adorable little boy and his mom and I are good friends, so I quickly forgave the assaulter. :)

      Naomi

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    Su-yin — October 4, 2010 @ 7:39 pm

    Cuteness overload! You’re so good at this whole miniature dessert thing :)

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    Cupcake Activist — October 4, 2010 @ 9:29 pm

    Cute idea! I might even freeze the bananas so the chocolate hardens quicker.

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    Lauren @ Crave. Indulge. Satisfy. — October 4, 2010 @ 10:26 pm

    These are the cutest things I have ever seen!

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    Tracy — October 5, 2010 @ 12:23 am

    Oh my gosh, these are SO adorable! I don’t think I’d be able to stop eating these, haha.

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    Rhonda ( The Dainty Baker) — October 5, 2010 @ 1:50 am

    That’s jst too cute! … love the 100′s & 1000′s!!

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    ingrid — October 5, 2010 @ 3:20 am

    Very cute, Naomi! You’re so very creative. :)
    ~ingrid

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    Kitchen Runway — October 5, 2010 @ 7:01 am

    These are so adorable!! I’m definitely going to make these soon! Thanks for sharing!

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    Lina — October 5, 2010 @ 8:36 am

    So pretty!!

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    diva — October 5, 2010 @ 1:46 pm

    this is genius! who’d think to do banana splits bite sized?! love this. all i need to go with this is a tablespoon of vanilla ice cream. x

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    Jayne — October 5, 2010 @ 2:20 pm

    I love the peanut suggestion for the bottom, and I think the use of nuts rather than sprinkles would actually make them chic little desserts for a more adult soiree.

    Gorgeous, as usual.

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    Lisa — October 5, 2010 @ 4:07 pm

    Naomi, You are still one of my favorites! You’re so talented and creative. Love this (=

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    Adelina — October 5, 2010 @ 5:28 pm

    This is such a brilliant idea!!!

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    Urvashee — October 6, 2010 @ 2:12 am

    Naomi, these are so cute! I have to keep this in mind for my kiddo.

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    Cookbooks — October 6, 2010 @ 8:28 am

    Its looks delicious, i really wanna to taste it ASAP.

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    Joanne — October 6, 2010 @ 5:46 pm

    AND the best part is this is HEALTHY because it has BANANAS. Haha not sure how well that logic works when it comes to other moms. I personally believe these are the cutest things ever!

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    thecoffeesnob — October 7, 2010 @ 2:22 pm

    This is such a clever idea, Naomi-our creativity floors me every time! :)

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    thecoffeesnob — October 7, 2010 @ 2:23 pm

    Gah, sorry I meant your creativity. I certainly need tons of help in that department :lol:

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    Jean at The Delightful Repast — October 7, 2010 @ 4:55 pm

    Almost makes me wish I had young children. Well, not quite, but these ARE adorable!

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    Jennifer — October 7, 2010 @ 5:10 pm

    Adorable! I am going to make these for my daughter using So Delicious coconut milk ice cream and Soyatoo whipped topping!

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    Lisa — October 11, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

    These look incredible. I’d fill mine with dulce de leche ice cream.

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    Michelle — October 13, 2010 @ 5:35 pm

    These are beyond adorable! I love love love this idea!

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    SHOKO BY — October 26, 2010 @ 7:36 pm

    Thanks for this fantastic tutorial!

    You`r work is beautiful!!

    Started chocolate site http://shoko.by SHOKO BY

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    sophistimom — April 8, 2011 @ 4:15 am

    These are so cute, Naomi.

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    Laurie@Food is Love — May 11, 2011 @ 11:40 pm

    Absolutely genius idea! I’m sharing it on my Facebook Fan Page… feel free to stop by and say hi! (facebook.com/foodslove)

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    Amanda — May 12, 2011 @ 2:48 am

    These are amazing!!

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    Cat Davis — May 16, 2011 @ 4:08 pm

    That is just plain genius. I can’t wait to try this with my kids.

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    Coco200066 — June 27, 2011 @ 4:11 pm

    Wow…yummy!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Karyn — January 9, 2012 @ 3:45 am

    Wow!! Stunning and simple! Love it!

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    ATasteOfMadness — June 13, 2012 @ 2:55 am

    This is so simple! I love it! I’ve MUST make this soon!

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    jess — March 21, 2013 @ 9:20 am

    lovely i want to make them form my sons 4th bday party next month.i am only wondering if the banana turns a bit black.how long can they be on the table for?

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    Canon Rebel T4i — June 2, 2013 @ 11:23 pm

    Pretty! This was a really wonderful article. Thanks for
    providing this info.

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    Mary Hughes — September 25, 2013 @ 9:47 am

    How long will these stay before the banana starts to turn brown?

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    • Chris Brown replied: — November 11th, 2013 @ 2:40 pm

      Did you try these? Did the bananas turn brown? I want to try for Thanksgiving?

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    johne — October 20, 2013 @ 2:38 pm

    This was a really wonderful article. Thanks for

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    Stephanie S — November 7, 2013 @ 4:01 pm

    How do you serve them? Frozen, refrigerated ??

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    • Naomi Robinson replied: — November 11th, 2013 @ 3:07 pm

      Stephanie serve them chilled.

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    Sassy — December 21, 2013 @ 4:55 pm

    I love this idea, with the holidays upon us I have seen several ideas using sliced and peeled bananas. Do they begin turning brown, whats the secret to keeping them looking so fresh??

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    Stephanie — December 29, 2013 @ 1:16 pm

    Okay, this recipe is genius! Great job! Can’t wait to make these in the future. I don’t eat dairy, but I bet it would be easy to sub the dairy with non-dairy chocolate and whipped cream. Yum.

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