Chocolate Peanut Butter Bananas

When my sister and I were teenagers we constantly made crazy snacks. One of our favourites was chocolate peanut butter marshmallows. We would regularly take large marshmallows, roll them in peanut butter and then chocolate. I think we liked the messy factor! We would pop them into the freezer in between the peanut butter and chocolate stages and then ta da! We would enjoy frozen chocolate peanut butter marshmallow snacks!

Now that I don’t have the metabolism of a teenager and I prefer eating healthy I have adapted this little ditty. Frozen chocolate peanut butter bananas are a great treat to have on hand.

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You will need:

  • 1/2 cup of your favourite nut butter ( I prefer almond or peanut)
  • 1 cup of your favourite dark chocolate
  • 3 bananas
  • a healthy handful of chopped up roasted almonds or peanuts

Cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper. Slice the bananas into bite size pieces and place them on the parchment paper. Chop up the roasted almonds and set aside. Melt the chocolate over a double boiler and set aside.

NOTE: The key to successfully melting your chocolate is 1. low heat and 2. constant stirring while the chocolate is melting. When there are just a few chunks of chocolate left among the melted chocolate, remove the bowl of chocolate from the heat and continue to stir until it is perfectly smooth. If you over heat the chocolate it will seize and there’s nothing you can do to fix that!

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Top each banana with a teaspoon or so of the nut butter. Drizzle the melted chocolate over the nut butter. Sprinkle nuts on top and place the tray into the freezer.

Once they are frozen place them in an airtight container and enjoy them at will! Happy snacking!

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