One evening last week, I really, really, really wanted ice cream.
My Main Taste Tester was out at wings and I was about 3.2 seconds away from going to pick up a Blizzard when I remembered that I was trying to make smarter decisions whenever possible. I debated pulling out my Yonanas machine but then I decided to make something a little fancier, with as little bad stuff as possible. Enter ice cream bon bon’s.
The “ice cream” is really just frozen banana but these are totally reminiscent of an ice cream treat and are definitely better for you than the Blizzard I almost picked up. And the real beauty is that I still have more stashed in the freezer for the next time I’m in a weak moment (um, which is every day).
Frozen Chocolate & Peanut Butter Banana Bon Bon’s
Makes about 20-25
- 2 ripe bananas
- ½ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ cup milk chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp. coconut oil
- ¼ cup salted peanuts, chopped
Line a large cookie sheet with parchment or Silpat and set aside.
Slice your bananas into coins about ½ an inch thick.
In a small pot over low heat, melt together your peanut butter, chocolate chips and coconut oil. Once it is totally melted and smooth, you are ready to dip. Keep the pan on the lowest heat possible and dip each banana slice using a fork and letting the extra coating run back into the pot. Working quickly, place each dipped slice onto the prepared cookie sheet. Once all of the banana slices are dipped, sprinkle with the chopped peanuts.
Freeze on the cookie sheet for at least two hours until firm, then store in an airtight container in the freezer.