I didn’t really know what to call these delightful sweet nibbles. They are a combination of flavours taken from the “snicker” bar, that combination of peanut, caramel (made from dates) and chocolate combined with bananas then frozen.
A more natural take on a sweet treat for dessert. Without the all the additives you get from your usual snickers bar. I love these when you have pals over. Load them with an abundance of fresh berries and fruit and you have yourself a winning nibbly dessert where everyone can take as little or as much as they want.
The recipe is a simple throw together and the best thing is they will last ages as you can keep them frozen until next time. Will work well for kiddies parties.
**Be warned once you have frozen the banana, and then defrost it again, the thawed banana will become squidgy and mushy and doesn’t taste that appealing. To overcome this hurdle which I encountered it is either best to serve frozen straight away. Or use fresh banana that has been cooled in freezer just to set the melted chocolate. Either of these ways work.
You can make this recipe vegan too. Just substitute in the dark chocolate to vegan friendly dark choccie.
Did you know that:
Bananas are a good source of potassium (helps you keep alertness and prevents muscle fatigue – great for post workout) and fibre which also include tryptophan and B6 which can help with depression and anxiety and help you feel less stressed as well as helping you combat sleeplessness. This book is a great one for more foodie information.
Nut butters such as peanut butter which I used in this particular recipe is jam packed full of proteins, this will help your body repair and protect throughout.
Dates are also high in potassium (great for fluid balance in the body) according to this book, it can also reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease, as well as supporting muscle function, they are also a good source of naturally formed sugar and great alternative to sweetening puddings.
Enjoy this treat and do let me know if you try it out