Monday, June 24, 2013

peanut butter + chocolate banana bites {gf,v}

 These are quickly becoming one of my fave summer treats. With bananas, peanut butter, chocolate & coconut, you really can't go wrong. Then you freeze 'em and they kinda taste like a bite sized banana split (only gluten free, vegan, & way healthier). Ok, now that you know how amazing these are we can insert the obligatory "makes you go bananas" joke. (Or I can disclose how every time I spell "bananas" I automatically sing Gwen Stefani's hollaback know, so I spell it right. To Ms. Stefani: your songs are not only extremely catchy and pleasantly weird but also educational. 
We thank you.)

peanut butter + chocolate banana bites
{gluten free, vegan}

*2 bananas
*3 oz dark chocolate (I used ghirardelli 86% cacao)
*2 tbsp peanut butter
*coconut for topping (optional)

1.Line a cookie sheet with wax paper.
2.Melt chocolate over low heat on the stove.
3.Meanwhile, chop up the bananas into bite size pieces.
4.Top each banana with a smear of peanut butter (very technical)
5.After the chocolate has melted, dip each banana--pb side down--into the chocolate.
6.Place bite onto the cookie sheet, chocolate side up. Sprinkle with coconut if using.
7.Freeze. Keep in the freezer until ready to serve.

Makes approx 12 bites 

What are you snacking on today?
linked to:
Simply Sugar & Gluten Free HERE
Allergy Free Wednesday HERE
Gluten Free Homemaker HERE