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Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Chocolate & PB Covered Bananas

I mean really, what more can a girl ask for...chocolate, peanut butter, and bananas in one dessert?!?!  Holy moly.  I love it.  I found this recipe on pinterest {again, I know}.  This lead me to the nom!nom!nom! blog, and her fabulous directions are {HERE}. Confession time...I love looking at the food and drink pins, but then I make myself go look at all the fitness pins.  haha This reminds me that eating excessive amounts of desserts wont help me get abs by summer {how fabulous would it be if sugar made us ripped}.  I am a firm believer in this:

I sometimes envy people that do not have a sweet tooth, because mine is borderline ridiculous.  This recipe is so great, because it is pretty healthy!   If I did the math correctly {I am a high school math teacher but not a nutrition expert} these little bites have about 40ish calories.    All you need is:

2 Bananas
Peanut Butter
1/2 Cup Chocolate
1/2-1/3 Cup Milk

1.  Cover a cookie sheet with wax paper.  Chop your bananas up into 1/2 inch slices.

2.  I used a 1/4 teaspoon to scoop PB onto the banana slices. 

3.  Melt chocolate and milk in the microwave {make sure you do not burn it like I did, as a result I found out that burnt chocolate still tastes good...whoops :) }.  Make sure you melt the chocolate and milk in 15 second increments, and stir thoroughly before the next increment. It is important to get the right consistency.  You want the chocolate to be thick enough to stay on the bananas. If your chocolate is too thick it wont spread at all, so you can just add more milk. 

4.  This is the trickiest part.  Place the a banana slice on a fork {using non dominant hand}, and lower into the bowl, and use your other hand to drizzle chocolate all over.  Mine looked terrible in the beginning, but I got better :)  Next time I will use a bowl with shorter sides.

Chocolate was everywhere...

5.  Freeze for 2-3 hours {do not over freeze or it they will get freezer burn}.  I was able to clean up the bites some once they were frozen.  Place your scrumptious bites in a freezer safe container. 

I am not going to lie, these were not what I expected.  They were better!  The texture is almost like ice cream.  :) Can you tell I accidentally left some extra chocolate on this one??? 

Speaking of things that make women happy...Who is seeing The Vow this weekend?!?!?!

I am pretty sure I am going to cry a lot {I might of cried in a preview}.  I need to get all my chick flicks in before Tall Tan Man comes back from Australia on Sunday!  I can't believe I ever complained about him being in California.  I mean, a 2 hour time difference is no big deal...18 hours is a little different!   


1 comment:

  1. My friend told me to peel bananas and put them in the freezer, then to puree them and said it was just like ice cream! I can't wait to try both!


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