First of all, I want to give a big thank you to everyone regarding yesterday‘s post. I was overwhelmed with the amount of support and kind words I received. and You guys are the best!
It’s the 21st, which means it’s time for a Recipe ReDux! Here is this month’s theme:
Favorite Chocolate Matches
Does your chocolate need a friend? This month’s posting will be after Valentine’s Day, so you may have a bit of extra chocolate around. What’s your favorite chocolate match? Be it traditional peanut butter or something more exotic like cayenne + chocolate. Show us your favorite healthy chocolate combo recipe.
For my chocolate match I decided to go the old banana/chocolate way. Peanut butter and banana will always be #1, but chocolate and banana is still a pretty dang good choice!
I used to have a major chocolate tooth. I’d have it at least once, usually twice a day. Of course it was all milk chocolate because dark chocolate was naaasty. Times have changed, and now I’ll occasionally enjoy a few pieces of chocolate – dark, of course!
My recipe today is a spin off of the old classic Monkey Tails – you know, frozen bananas dipped in chocolate and served on a stick? Those scream summer and softball tournaments to me. I always had the hardest time biting into the banana, though!
For these healthified Monkey Tails, I coated the frozen bananas in dark chocolate and an array of superfood toppings! Look at all of those colors. I love it!
I’ll leave you with a bunch of pictures because it’s getting late and I need to get to bed. Remind me not to write my posts the night before they’re due!
PS…every time I hear the word chocolate I think about that episode on Spongebob. Anyone?!
- 6 popsicle sticks
- 3 bananas, cut in half and frozen on popsicle sticks
- 1 1/4 cup chocolate chips
- 1/2 tsp coconut oil
- 1/2 cup granola
- 1/4 cup pistachios
- 1/8 cup goji berries
- 1/8 cup hemp seeds
- 1/8 cup chopped walnuts
- opt: almonds, peanuts, white chocolate, crushed candy canes, shredded coconut... anything you can dream of!
- Cut bananas in half crosswise and stick a popsicle stick into the cut end. Place in an airtight container and freeze for at least two hours.
- Get all of your toppings ready and set out a pan with parchment paper! Melt chocolate chips in the microwave or a double boiler. Once it's all melty, dip a banana half in and swirl it to cover. Quickly roll it in the topping of your choice and set on the parchment paper.
- Repeat with the remaining banana halves. Eat immediately or place back in the freezer in an airtight container to enjoy whenever you want!
- Work quickly when rolling the bananas in the toppings - since it's frozen, the chocolate will harden fast!
- If you missed a little spot, spoon a small amount of chocolate on and press on toppings.