Is it ice cream or banana bites?

Ever feel after a meal that you just need a “bite” of sweetness? That seems to be my MO for most meals, except perhaps breakfast.

I saw this recipe as “banana coins” and made some changes to keep it healthy because unfortunately, I can’t just eat one of these.

Recipe:
Ingredients:
1. Banana cut into 1” slices (wash banana before peeling the skin off)
2. Several tsp of peanut butter, preferably the kind that is just peanuts*
3. 2-3 squares of melted dark chocolate or equivalent of chocolate chips(sometimes I mix a little coconut milk to help melt the chocolate)

1. On a flat pan/dish, place wax paper and spread out the slices. Then put the dish in the freezer.
2. After about 20 – 30 minutes, remove from freezer and place a dollop of peanut butter . Then freeze again for about 20 minutes.
3. While the second freezing is occurring, melt some dark chocolate. After second freeze, drizzle some dark chocolate on the peanut-banana bits…freeze again until chocolate is hard and then place wax paper with slices in a freezer container (bag, dish)

Keep these in the freezer and grab a “bite” when you desire that small sweetness. This has helped several clients block that “ice cream and chocolate” desire.

By the way, sometimes when I freeze the slices, I don’t have time to freeze the banana, then freeze with the peanut butter. The slices might be “naked” over night or I may add the peanut butter to the slices up front. However, I have found them to be the best tasting when I am able to separate the steps.

And, they thaw quickly. I am an ice chewer so I can pop these in my mouth without a problem; however if you have sensitive teeth, you may want to wait a minute or so.

* I have used peanut butter, walnut butter, cashew butter and sunflower butter. However, peanut is my favorite.