Banana Bark Is The Simple Freezer Snack With Endless Possibilities

Chocolate bark makes for a texturally satisfying snack, but the onslaught of sugar and other sweet ingredients can be a bit decadent for some palates. Enter a fruitier, colder version: frozen banana bark. This pleasant recipe is not only simple to make but offers an easy platform for you to compile the treat of your dreams.

A base of sliced bananas serves as the foundation for your choice of toppings, and once all ingredients are layered onto a baking sheet, the tray is placed into your freezer to set. Get parchment paper ready so you can go wild as you sprinkle, spread, drizzle, and assemble ingredients to freeze. From a spread of Nutella and peanut butter to chocolate chips and coconut, your banana bark can take on a manifestation of its own to suit your liking, and in under an hour, you will have a frozen sheet of delicious ingredients to break off and enjoy.

This easy recipe yields satisfying results

Once you've mastered the process of making this easy bark, you can get creative with toppings. Sprinkle desiccated coconut on top of the sliced banana pieces or coat the tray with drizzles of caramel, agave syrup, or melted chocolate. Cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice can help create unique flavor combinations for each bark-making attempt. Mix protein powder and Greek yogurt for a protein-packed layer if you're looking to meet specific macros requirements, or stick to using fruit, chocolate, and your favorite nut butter for a quick recipe that can be made without much thought.

Banana bark can be as complicated or as simple as you'd like it to be, so feel free to take this recipe wherever you want it to go: a more nutritious version for a light snack or a decadent treat to serve when sugar cravings strike. Consider garnishing your assembled layers with sprinkles of flaky salt or crumbles of walnuts, and use the parchment paper to wrap up pieces to store in your freezer for snacking on later. Since this no-bake recipe can't easily be botched, invite others in on the bark-making action to help assemble a tasty smorgasbord of ingredients.