A fun twist on a classic banana split, this Banana Split Party Bite recipe is a simple dessert recipe kids can make with all of the flavor of a banana split.
Banana Split Bites Recipe
Ella has been helping me in the kitchen since she was 18 months old and now at nearly 8 years old she loves taking charge and doing simple recipes independently.
While she knows how to use most of our kitchen appliances and I do trust her to cook on the stove (with supervision), I still prefer that if she’s going to insist on being completely independent that she stick with no-bake recipes. (It just makes me want to hover less.)
These no-bake banana split bites were a recent invention that Ella and I came up with together and she was able to execute perfectly on her own! She made them on a family movie night as I cleaned up from supper. I loved that they had all of the flavors of a big, indulgent banana split in a two-bite dessert.
(For children not yet ready to use the microwave independently, you can melt the chocolate for them beforehand and then leave them to it.)
Of course, since bananas brown quickly after peeling, be sure to prepare these within about 30 minutes of when you plan to consume them.
I hope your kids love helping to make this recipe as much as Ella did!
Banana Split Dessert Ingredients
- 2-3 Ripe Bananas
- 1 Container Cool Whip
- 1 Jar Maraschino Cherries
- Wilton Milk Chocolate Candy Discs
- Sprinkles and Jimmies
Tip: since bananas tend to brown within an hour of being peeled, be sure to make this recipe shortly before you plan on enjoying them.
Kitchen Tools You May Find Helpful
- Small microwave-safe bowls
- Piping bag (if using cool whip and not whipped cream), optional
- Cookie tray
How to Make Banana Split Bites
1. Peel bananas and cut into 2-3 inch pieces.
2. Melt the candy discs per package directions and dip each banana into melted chocolate about halfway up.
3. Dip the chocolate end of the bananas into the sprinkles, nuts, coconut or whatever you choose and coat well.
4. Let these set up and harden for about 10 minutes.
5. Place the whipped topping into a piping bag or plastic bag, and pipe a small dollop onto the top of each banana. (You can just use a spoon if you don’t want it to be as fancy.)
6. Place a cherry on top of each banana.
7. Ready to serve!
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These no-bake Banana Split Bites are such a fun recipe for kids to help make, and they make a great addition to a family movie night or playdate.