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I realized yesterday that I failed to give a shout out to my favorite Christmas ornament in my wrap-up. I think everyone has a favorite ornament (or two), and mine happens to be this beauty:
Yep, she’s holding her own arm. It fell off a few years ago and I recall my mom telling me to throw her away but I just couldn’t. Not because we have a special connection or anything but because I find her HILARIOUS. I literally look at her and laugh. Ahhh anyway..
Last night I was feeling antsy–antsy with the urge to make something. Real food? Nah….some sweet…something simple of course. One quick look at the very ripe bananas and I knew exactly what I wanted to make: Chocolate peanut butter banana bites topped with almonds.
3 small-medium sized bananas
3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips (can use milk chocolate if you prefer)
2 tbsp natural peanut butter
3/4 cup raw sliced almonds
The directions are exactly as you’d imagine: cover a cookie sheet with parchment paper; melt the chocolate chips; add the peanut butter. Dip the sliced banana pieces into the chocolate mixture, one by one, and either cover completely in almonds or just top with one—the amount you use is completely up to you and your love for almonds. I’d obviously suggest covering them completely but that’s just me 😉 Place the banana slices on the cookie sheet and into the freezer for at least 30 minutes.
These make for a perfect healthy dessert-y snack!
Q: Favorite “healthy” snack?
I consider these bites to be pretty healthy, despite the fact that they’re drenched in chocolate. Bananas and almonds are healthy, so therefore these are healthy in my book!