Sunday, October 25, 2009
Petite Pleasures: Chilly Chocolate Banana Bites
I remember in grade school learning how to differentiate the spelling of dessert from desert. "Dessert has 2 S's cuz you always want seconds!" And you know what...Teach' was right! I have a hard time not wanting to keep sticking my hand back in the cookie jar, cake pan, pie plate, etc. Here's a super simple recipe for an easy frozen treat that all will love. Kids love making them, mom's love that they're healthy, and if you have seconds, it's not going to kill you or pack on the pounds. Here's what you'll need:
A Ripe Medium Banana
2 Tbsp Cocoa Powder (choose raw unprocessed if possible)
2 Tbsp Agave
1/4 tsp of (cold pressed organic) Coconut Oil
1/4 cup of Shredded Coconut
A small pinch of sea salt
Make your chocolate sauce by mixing the cocoa powder, agave, and coconut oil into a small bowl. Use a fork to mix well until it becomes wet...it will take some stirring but it will turn into chocolate sauce. Add a tiny pinch or crank of sea salt to your sauce. Mix in, set aside
Place your shredded coconut in a shallow bowl and set aside.
Slice your banana into 1 inch slices.
Dip the top of your banana into the chocolate sauce, allowing the sauce to come up the sides just a little bit.
Dip the chocolate end of the banana into the coconut flakes. Place the banana bites (coconut side up) onto a plate and place in your freezer.
Allow to freeze for at least an hour.
To serve, remove from the freezer and let thaw for only 10 min.
Enjoy your chilly chocolate banana bites...eat em' up!
(**alternately you can cut the banana into thirds, place a popsicle stick through the end, and dip the entire banana in chocolate and dust on coconut.)
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