It’s mid-August and I’m embarrassed to say this post has been sitting in my queue since the beginning of June. Finishing up my dietetic internship and masters classes has stretched me thin. I haven’t been able to take the time to create and share up on this space as I would have liked. But the good news is Monday it will officially be over! After I present my thesis to a committee who gets to pick through my research with a fine-tooth comb and ask me any question their academic minds can muster up, I will be finished. To say I’m slightly nervous may be an understatement, but I’ve been focusing on the facts, what I know, and trying not to overthink the situation. I must say, I am looking forward to the weight off my shoulders and taking a huge sigh of relief around 10:30 Monday morning.
These little frozen treats have been helping me get through the hours of daily studying and paper writing at my kitchen table. As the summer sun radiates heat through the glass and I long to be outside soaking up the sunshine, these little gems make my time at the table significantly more manageable. It really is a simple treat that tastes quite decadent out of the freezer. The icy-cold banana sandwich-ing creamy peanut butter is topped with a drizzle of chocolate. It’s is the perfect afternoon pick-me-up or light summer dessert.
Frozen Peanut Butter Banana Bites
A simple frozen treat made up of bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate that is perfect for a snack or light summer dessert.
2 small bananas
1/4 cup peanut butter
1/4 cup dark chocolate (70% cacao or higher)
Peel the banana, slice and discard the ends. Slice each banana into 1/2 inch pieces. Each of my bananas allowed for 12 cuts or 13 banana pieces.
Place half of the sliced bananas on a pan covered with parchment paper.
Spoon 1 teaspoon of peanut butter on each slice and top with another sliced banana.
Warm the dark chocolate in the microwave (or on your stovetop) until melted, then drizzle on top of the bananas.
Place in the freezer for at least an hour, then enjoy! The bites can be kept in the freezer for a week in an air-tight container. I like letting mine thaw for about 5 minutes before eating, if I can find the patience.
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