What to do with overripe bananas? You can make banana bread or you can make these yummy three-layer ice cream bliss bites. They're made from a base blend of hazelnut butter, banana, and coconut that's divided and then "colored" with cocoa powder and freeze-dried berries. Once you take a bite, you'll feel positively blissful.

Cocoa Banana Hazelnut Ice Cream Bliss Bites [Vegan, Gluten-Free]



  • 1/4 cup, plus 2 1/4 tablespoons hazelnut butter
  • 2 tablespoons sweetener (agave nectar, rice syrup, maple syrup, etc.), plus more to taste
  • 1-2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 3-4 tablespoons shredded coconut
  • 1-2 tablespoons carob flour or cocoa powder
  • 2 handfuls of raw hulled sunflower seeds, plus extra for decoration
  • 1 large, ripe banana or 2 small
  • 2-3 tablespoons powdered freeze-dried blueberries, for color (optional)


  1. Blend all ingredients, except for berries and a handful of sunflower seeds, until combined. Divide the mixture into three equal parts. To one part, add the berries.
  2. To one part, add the berries. To the second, add carob/cocoa powder. Leave the third as is.
  3. Grease your silicone cupcake moulds or containers of choice. Pour an equal amount of each mixture into each container so that there are three layers. Freeze for a few hours.
  4. Turn the ice cream bites out of the mould, decorate as desired, then serve immediately.


Total Calories: 1686 | Total Carbs: 115 g | Total Fat: 133 g | Total Protein: 31 g | Total Sodium: 415 g | Total Sugar: 61 g