You’ve heard of chocolate bark, peppermint bark, brownie bark, and now, straight from Tiktok, comes banana bark.

What is banana bark?

Banana bark is chocolate bark, but with bananas. Tiktok is back at it, this time with a viral banana bark recipe. Banana bark is a super simple, no-bake dessert featuring – you got it – bananas. Just like most other chocolate bark recipes, it’s super simple to make: melt chocolate, add ingredients, let it set, break it up in to pieces, and enjoy. Banana bark consists of banana slices, chocolate, and other customizable mix-ins and toppings.

nut butter for banana bark |

How to make banana bark

  1. Slice – Peel and slice your bananas. 1/4 inch slices is what I feel is a good thickness. Just try to keep all the slices the same width.
    Arrange – Lay a piece of parchment paper out on a cookie sheet and arrange the banana slices in a neat rectangle.
  2. Spread – Take your nut butter of choice and evenly spread it over the banana slices. Pop that into the freezer while you melt your chocolate.
  3. Melt – Melt the chocolate in the microwave, in 30 second increments, stirring in between each 30 seconds. If you have coconut oil, stir it in to the chocolate.
  4. Pour – Grab the bananas from the freezer and pour the melted chocolate on top, spreading to the edges.
  5. Top and freeze – sprinkle on any toppings you desire, then place in the freezer until completely frozen, about 1 hour.
  6. Slice and enjoy – When your bark is solid, remove it from the freezer and either do as they do on Tiktok and use your hands to break it up, or use a knife to cut it into pieces. Enjoy while frozen!

pouring chocolate onto banana bark |

Banana bark ingredients

  • banana – grab two bananas out of a bunch and you’re good to go. You don’t need giant bananas, small ones will do. Also, get bananas that are just ripe, overly ripe bananas aren’t as aesthetic and they don’t slice as nicely.
  • nut butter – most recipes use peanut butter, but you can use whatever nut butter strikes your fancy. You can even just skip out on the nut butter if you want, it’s entirely up to you. I went rogue and used Biscoff cookie butter and it is AMAZING.
  • chocolate – chocolate is what makes chocolate bark bark. You’ll need 1/2 cup of chopped chocolate or chocolate chips. Milk, dark, white, anything goes. I used dark, because I love dark chocolate. More on what kind of chocolate to use for banana bark below.
  • coconut oil – the coconut oil in the recipe is optional, simply because banana bark is a frozen bark. Typically, coconut oil helps with tempering chocolate, making it set, stay shiny, and giving it a pleasant snap. Coconut oil is solid at room temp, which is why it helps with chocolate solidifying. If you have some in your pantry, go ahead and add it to the chocolate, if not, you can feel free to skip it.

biscoff cookie butter |


This is where it gets fun! Go crazy!

  • Try chopped or slivered nuts such as: peanuts, almonds, cashews, hazelnuts, walnuts, pistachios, pecans, really all nuts and chocolate are amazing.
  • Dried fruit is also a pro move: coconut, dried cherries, cranberries, blueberries, any sort of chewy dried fruit bits would be amazing.
  • Sprinkles or salt are also a fun addition. Sprinkles because who doesn’t love funfetti and flaky sea salt because salty sweet chocolate is ultra addictive.

banana bark |

What kind of chocolate for banana bark?

You can use your favorite chocolate for banana bark: dark, milk, or even white. I prefer to chop up baking chocolate because it tempers better than chocolate chips, which have stabilizers in them. That being said, it doesn’t really matter what kind of chocolate you use for banana bark because technically the chocolate doesn’t need to set at room temp so really, any chocolate will work because all chocolate will set in the freezer.

melted chocolate over banana bark |

How to store banana bark

Banana bark is a frozen treat and needs to be kept frozen. After breaking or cutting into pieces, place the banana bark into an air tight freezer safe container and store in the freezer. If desired, place pieces of parchment paper between the slices for ease of removal.

Pro tip: banana bark is a dessert best enjoyed straight from the freezer. Unlike regular chocolate bark, it’s not something that you can package up and enjoy later. The bananas will defrost and turn soggy. If you do want to gift it, make sure you cut or break it into pieces and package it in a freezer safe container and gift it with a label that says: keep frozen.

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More banana recipes

In case you went ham and bought too many bananas, you can also make:

Happy banana barking! Can’t wait to see what creative banana barks you guys come up with!

cracked banana bark |

banana bark |

Banana Bark

The frozen treat you never knew you needed
Serves 8
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Freezing Time 1 hour 20 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes


  • 2 small bananas sliced
  • 1/4 cup nut butter of choice
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips or chopped chocolate of choice
  • 1 tsp coconut oil optional


  • Place a sheet of parchment paper on a rimmed baking sheet. Arrange the banana slices in a rectangle.
    sliced bananas on a cookie sheet |
  • Spread the nut butter evenly over the banana slices, then place in the freezer while you melt the chocolate.
    nut butter for banana bark |
  • Place the chocolate (and coconut oil, if using) in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and stir. Heat again for 30 seconds, remove and stir. Repeat until the chocolate is smooth and melty. Take the pan from the freezer and pour the melted chocolate on top of the bananas and nut butter.
    melted chocolate over banana bark |
  • Spread to the edges then sprinkle toppings, if desired.
    banana bark |
  • Freeze the banana bark for 1 hour, or until completely frozen and solid.
    frozen banana bark |
  • Remove from the freezer and break or cut into pieces and enjoy!
    Store any remaining pieces of banana bark in an airtight freezer container. The banana bark will keep for up to 1 month.
    cracked banana bark |


Estimated nutrition based on almond butter and no optional coconut oil used.

Estimated Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Banana Bark
Amount Per Serving
Calories 67 Calories from Fat 42
% Daily Value*
Fat 4.7g7%
Saturated Fat 2.7g17%
Cholesterol 0.01mg0%
Sodium 2mg0%
Potassium 162mg5%
Carbohydrates 8.3g3%
Fiber 2.1g9%
Sugar 3.2g4%
Protein 1.4g3%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


  1. Sabrina says:

    ha, fun, banana bark isn’t something I would have come up with or knew I needed! But what a fun way to bark, thank you!

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