I had a pineapple sitting on the counter that needed to be used. They were on sale, so Matt grabbed one- I had to stop him from buying two- he's a big pineapple fan. But it was a busy week and before we knew it, the pineapple was uneaten and nearing the end of its life. So I cup it up and decided to dip the pieces in chocolate for dessert. When in doubt, cover in chocolate.
The problem was, I over estimated and wound up with a bunch of melted chocolate and no more pineapple. My first thought was to go Disneyland style and make chocolate covered bananas, but I had no peanuts to sprinkle on top. It wouldn't be the same. But what if I put the nuts on the inside. Not peanuts of course, but peanut butter. Like a healthy Reese's cup. Sorta. Anyway, they're pretty delicious, I think. My family thinks so too. And I bet yours would too. Make them, watch Aladdin (my personal favourite) and pretend you're there, eating a real Disneyland banana.
Peanut Butter Banana Bites
1 cup dark chocolate (I used chips, but you could use whatever is in your pantry)
1 splash of vegetable oil (it helps the make the chocolate runnier)
1/3 approx. of peanut butter (I used smooth, but I wish I had had some crunchy in the house)
- Slice up bananas
- In a double boiler, melt chocolate over low heat
- Add the oil and stir until it's really smooth and creamy
- Spread a bit of peanut butter of the top of each banana
- Put the banana slices, one by one, into the pot of chocolate and cover completely with chocolate using a spoon.
- Place dipped slices on a foil lined cookie sheet and freeze for at least one hour.