a "been-there" mom of six offers encouragement
to wives, young mothers, and those not so young,
and simple common-sense approaches to
the "ings" of life:
child-rearing (hints and helps), homemaking (all areas),
cooking (simple, cheap, and do-it-yourself)
making (toys and gifts), preparing (for the unexpected),
maintaining (sanity and peace in this increasingly crazy world) and more---
all aspects of making the most of making do on little---
and having fun in the process.

Friday, September 6, 2013

Goin' Bananas for this Simple Nutty Treat

Peanut Butter, Bananas, and Chocolate ----- these yummy triplets compliment each other in many different concoctions!

If you haven't tried this one, I highly recommend it. It is quicker to make them than it is to read HOW to make them!

  •  Slice ripe but still firm bananas in slices about 1/2 inch thick.  Top every other slice with a small glop of peanut butter (plain or chunky---your choice) and top with another slice of banana, pressing down slightly.

  • Place each "sandwich" on a cookie sheet covered with a sheet of waxed or parchment paper.

  • Freeze.

  • Melt chocolate almond bark or other dipping chocolate in a microwave, following package directions. Be very careful to not overheat or get any moisture in the chocolate.
  • Drop frozen "sandwiches" one at a time into melted chocolate. Use a fork to turn it until completely covered., Lift it out using the fork and gently tap the fork on the side of the bowl, letting extra chocolate drip back. 
  • Return to cookie sheet; sprinkle with a little sea salt or finely chopped peanuts if desired. Repeat. 
  • Return filled cookie sheet to freezer. When frozen transfer the treats  to a zip-lock bag, store in freezer, and remove as needed  wanted.

Note:  Have you ever had a problem with socks disappearing in the dryer? I am having the same problem with these little goodies disappearing somewhere, somehow, sometime, between the second freezing and the packaging.

'til we eat again,
     I am Simply, Gail

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