Saturday, February 28, 2015

Multi-texture frozen banana bites

You take a bite into your dessert, you first feel something frozen melting in your mouth next you feel chewy and crunchy bits of flavors infusing together followed by a chocolate finish. This my friends, is what it's like to experience this dessert.

Not only is it pretty healthy, it's also easy to make and its a crowd pleaser. 

I'm a big fan of texture and different flavors, I like foods that are both crunchy and creamy or sweet and salty. 

I was craving something sweet and had some browning bananas, so I thought, why not? 

   1 medium banana
   1/4 cup raw cashews,chopped
    1/4 cup dried cranberries, chopped
    2 handfuls dark chocolate chips
    1/4 cup almond butter
    Dried coconut, enough to sprinkle on top before you drizzle the chocolate. I used about 2 TBPS

What you do:
        Slice the banana up into 1/2 inch slices. Using a butter knife, spread a think layer of almond butter i'm to each slice. Basically enough to have your cranberries cashews and coconuts to have a base to stick to. Next, sprinkle on some of your chopped cranberries and cashews and if you'd like, the coconut. Melt chocolate chips either in a double boiler or microwave. I microwaved my chocolate chips for about 40 seconds, stopping every 10 seconds to stir. With a fork, drizzle the chocolate onto the ready banana slice with the ingredients. Place in freezer for about 35 minutes to let them harden and enjoy!

**try sprinkling some orange peel onto this too! It really compliments the cranberry!