Banana Peanut Butter Rice Bites

For a speedy and delicious snack, give these whole grain, one-bite treats a try! Made with brown rice, banana, chocolate chips and crunchy peanut butter, they’re easy to make and always hit the spot.

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Banana Peanut Butter Rice Bites

Cooking time PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time COOK TIME 3 mins
Servings SERVES 4
Ready in TOTAL TIME 13 mins (+1 hour freezing time)
Cooking time
PREP TIME 10 mins
Cooking time
COOK TIME 3 mins
Ready in
TOTAL TIME 13 mins (+1 hour freezing time)


  • 1 cup Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice
  • 1/4 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 3/4 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1 large banana, cut into 1/4-inch thick slices (about 16)


  • These quick and tasty treats come together in no time! Made with 4 simple ingredients, they’re easy to whip up anytime the craving strikes. Try this recipe with Minute® Ready To Serve Brown Rice for a delicious dose of whole grains.

    Step 1

  • Heat rice according to package directions. Stir in peanut butter until well combined.

    Step 2

  • Microwave chocolate chips in a microwave-safe dish on Medium for 2-3 minutes, stirring every 30 seconds, until melted and smooth. Set aside.

    Step 3

  • Meanwhile, spread 1 tablespoon of rice mixture on each of the banana slices.

    Step 4

  • Place the banana slices on a parchment paper-lined tray. Drizzle with melted chocolate. Freeze for 1-2 hours, or until chocolate is set and bananas are frozen.

  • Recipe Tips

    Once assembled, these sweet bites can be frozen in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

    Substitute crunchy almond butter for peanut butter or, for nut-free bars, use soy or sunflower butter.

Bite-Size Treats

If you’re always looking for recipes for delicious treats, you’re sure to love these decadent Banana Peanut Butter Rice Bites! These one-bite delights are adorable, miniature desserts that are easy to make and wonderfully yummy.

Simply combine a spoonful of our quick-cooking and convenient Minute® Ready to Serve Brown Rice with your favorite type of peanut butter, then dress it all up with a delicious chocolate drizzle. Use crunchy peanut butter for extra crunch, or if you’re a fan of the creamy variety, feel free to use that. Serve everything over sliced banana rounds for a sweet finish to any meal.

The best part about these bites is that you can sub in your favorite type of nut butter in place of the peanut butter. If you have a nut allergy, use a cookie butter or a nut-free peanut butter alternative.

Looking for more delicious recipes? Try a classic rice dish with a more savory touch like our Red Beans and Rice or this 15-Minute Chicken and Rice Dinner, made with Minute® Instant White Rice. You could also try this Microwave Egg Fried Rice recipe. For something with more Latin flavor, learn how to make our Mexican Rice Recipe.

Peanut Butter Lovers

Create these bite-sized desserts the next time you’re looking for a crowd-pleasing treat! Looking for more quick peanut butter and chocolate treats? Then, these Rice and Quinoa Chocolate Peanut Butter Granola Bars are an absolute must try. Not only are they hearty and sweet, they’re also perfect on-the-go breakfast bars. If you like the idea of serving everything together in one bowl, try our Peanut Butter and Honey Rice, as well.

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