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Frozen-Chocolate-Dipped-Peanut-Butter-Banana-BitesServes: Makes 15 banana bites
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Freeze Time: 1 hour 

Want to make after-school snacks a breeze? These easy make-ahead peanutty bites are a nutritious option that kids can help make. They’re sure to make the freezer a popular after-school destination for tasty grab-and-go treats.


Ingredients:

4 oz (115 g) bittersweet or milk chocolate, chopped

1 tbsp (15 mL) peanut butter

1 cup (250 mL) peanuts, finely chopped

2 large bananas, cut into 1½-inch (4-cm) pieces


Directions:

Melt chocolate in the top of a double boiler or in the microwave, then stir in peanut butter.

Place peanuts in a wide, shallow dish. Roll 3 to 4 pieces of banana in the melted chocolate and peanut butter mixture, and stir to coat.

Remove bananas using a fork and place in the dish containing peanuts. Roll chocolate-covered bananas in peanuts and coat as best as you can. Once well coated, place bananas on a baking sheet lined with waxed paper.

Repeat with remaining bananas, re-melting the chocolate mixture if needed. Once complete, place in freezer.

Once frozen, store in a freezer bag or airtight container. Thaw for 8 to 10 minutes before eating, to ensure banana bites are frozen, but not rock hard.

 

To view a PDF version of this recipe, click here.

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    Peanut butter was invented around 1890 as a health food for the undernourished.
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    The peanut is also called the earthnut, groundnut and goober pea.
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    The peanut contains more protein than any other nut.
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    Peanuts are 100 per cent cholesterol-free and contain oleic acid, a heart-healthy source of unsaturated fat.

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