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Frozen Chocolate Covered Peanut-Butter Banana Slices from Pinterest

by Moi

Last Sunday I was wasting time on Pinterest waiting for TBG to get ready for our morning walk. Pinterest is perfect for time-wasting: you can spend 5 seconds or 5 minutes or 5 hours and new stuff just keeps popping up. Finally he was ready, so I quickly re-pinned PB ‘Nana Cream Bites from nom!nom!nom!blog. Without Pinterest, I would never have found this. And with out my addiction to Banana Bites from Trader Joe’s, I would never have pinned it. And without my typically browning stash of bananas in the salad bowl (for banana bread in winter, for smoothies in summer) I probably wouldn’t have made them. But during and after our walk I was obsessed. Homemade banana bites. Too easy. With peanut-butter. Too good. So I made them: 10 minutes to slice and spread and melt and dip, then into the freezer.

Today, all gone.

So this morning I made another batch. And mixed it up a little.

I didn’t have to buy a thing, just grabbed a browning banana and a few staples from my cupboard, and 10 minutes later: rich and creamy banana slices hardening in the freezer. Perfect for this afternoon’s 93° with humidity feels like 97° afternoon snack. My twist: dulce de leche and speculoos spread.

Frozen Chocolate Covered Peanut-Butter or Dulce de Leche or Speculoos Spread Banana Slice Recipe

makes 16-10

  •  slice banana into bite size pieces
  • spread each piece with a smear of peanut butter, dulce de leche, or speculoos spread (speculoos spread is made from Dutch speculoos cookies: Nutella would have been great: except we’re out)
  • melt 3oz chocolate in microwave 30 seconds, stir until smooth and creamy (melt 15 seconds more if needed). Use whatever melting chocolate you have on hand: I’m still using bits leftover from Christmas baking, today I used a few squares of Lindt dark chocolate and 1 square of Almond Bark.
  • dip each piece into chocolate to coat
  • put on silpat mat or wax paper
  • freeze, then transfer to a freezer bag; store in freezer
  • pop, and enjoy!

If you look at nom!nom!nom!’s photos, they’re much prettier than mine. But my lumpy slices were fast and easy and I’m sure just as good.

Bon App!

Moi Tip:
There was a little chocolate left in the bowl after I covered the last banana slice. So I reached in the cabinet and poured in a handful of dried cranberries, mixed well, and spooned them onto the silpat mat also. Use whatever’s on hand: raisins, nuts, cheerios, rice crispies, granola: just don’t waste the chocolate!
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1 Moi { 07.23.12 at 6:33 am }

hot and muggy morning and I needed a quick energy boost before my 3 mile walk with Mignette. Brilliant: a frozen peanut-butter banana slice. Cold and creamy and full of fruit and healthy energies and antioxidants. Bonus: they were ready in my freezer!

2 Moi { 07.25.12 at 10:01 am }

2nd brilliant breakfast idea: grab a few frozen banana slices, throw them in the blender with some greek yogurt, and instant lo-cal hi-protein banana chocolate peanut butter smoothy

3 lady lotus { 07.26.12 at 6:58 pm }

Sounds yummy!

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