Weekend Treats – Crazy Frozen Treats – It’s NUTS & BANANAS!

Weekend Treats – Crazy Frozen Treats – It’s NUTS & BANANAS!

Healthy Frozen Chunky Monkey Treats

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I really don’t know what to call this recipe!  It’s easy, quick, healthy and tastes AMAZING!  Has only 6 ingredients and can be made in a few minutes.  I always keep a bag of frozen banana chunks in the freezer for smoothies, quick ice creams, etc.

Ingredients:

  • Frozen banana chunks (whatever size you desire)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder or carob powder
  • Sweetener of choice (maple syrup, raw honey, yacon syrup, coconut nectar, stevia) – to taste
  • Pinch of himalayan salt

Directions:

To make your chocolate sauce, combine coconut oil, cacao powder, salt and sweetener of choice (I used NuNaturals stevia – 1 dropperful) and whisk together till smooth and incorporated.  Taste the sauce to see if you need to adjust the sweetness to your own pallet.  (*Darn, have to sample the goods!)  :)  Have the sauce in a shallow bowl – it’s easier to dip the bananas.
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Take your frozen banana chunks and dip into chocolate sauce (with fingers) and rotate till all sides are covered.  Now, immediately transfer to the chopped walnuts and rotate the chocolate covered banana till all sides are covered and place on a cookie sheet or pan (depending how many you make).  Work fast.


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This recipe gave me a yield of 18 small pieces (1″ to 3″ sizes). Once, you have made as many as you want to prepare, pop the pan into the freezer and within minutes, they should be ready to dig into.  Store in freezer bags.   I like to keep a small freezer bag of these little treats on the ready so when the “sweet tooth monster” comes a calling, I’ve got a healthy, cold treat to cool his fire.

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See, it’s so easy.  You could also substitute the walnuts for chopped pistachios or almonds.  If you don’t like bananas (what?), you could use frozen mango.  I’ve tried that and it works really well.

If you have any left over chocolate sauce or nuts, keep for topping on ice cream or add to a smoothie.  Can also combine the sauce and nuts and pour into a mini mold (or ice cube tray) for your very own chocolates.  Add the sauce to fresh almond/nut milk and warm up for a raw chocolate drink. So many choices!

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Give it a try and enjoy!!!

Weekend Treats – Crazy Frozen Treats – It’s NUTS & BANANAS!
Recipe Type: dessert, treat
Author: Kibby’s Blended Life
Prep time: 10 mins
Total time: 10 mins
I really don’t know what to call this recipe! It’s easy, quick, healthy and tastes AMAZING! Has only 6 ingredients and can be made in a few minutes. I always keep a bag of frozen banana chunks in the freezer for smoothies, quick ice creams, etc.
Ingredients
  • Frozen banana chunks (whatever size you desire)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup raw cacao powder or carob powder
  • Sweetener of choice (maple syrup, raw honey, yacon syrup, coconut nectar, stevia) – to taste
  • Pinch of himalayan salt
Instructions
  1. To make your chocolate sauce, combine coconut oil, cacao powder, salt and sweetener of choice (I used NuNaturals stevia – 1 dropperful) and whisk together till smooth and incorporated.
  2. Taste the sauce to see if you need to adjust the sweetness to your own pallet. (*Darn, have to sample the goods!) :)
  3. Have the sauce in a shallow bowl – it’s easier to dip the bananas.
  4. Take your frozen banana chunks and dip into chocolate sauce (with fingers) and rotate till all sides are covered.
  5. Now, immediately transfer to the chopped walnuts and rotate the chocolate covered banana till all sides are covered and place on a cookie sheet or pan (depending how many you make).
  6. Work fast.
  7. This recipe gave me a yield of 18 small pieces (1″ to 3″ sizes).
  8. Once, you have made as many as you want to prepare, pop the pan into the freezer and within minutes, they should be ready to dig into. Store in freezer bags.
  9. I like to keep a small freezer bag of these little treats on the ready so when the “sweet tooth monster” comes a calling, I’ve got a healthy, cold treat to cool his fire.
  10. See, it’s so easy.
  11. You could also substitute the walnuts for chopped pistachios or almonds.
  12. If you don’t like bananas (what?) you could use frozen mango. I’ve tried that and it works really well.
  13. Give it a try and enjoy!!!
Notes

If you have any left over chocolate sauce or nuts, keep for topping on ice cream or add to a smoothie. Can also combine the sauce and nuts and pour into a mini mold (or ice cube tray) for your very own chocolates. Add the sauce to fresh almond/nut milk and warm up for a raw chocolate drink. So many choices!

 

 Have a wonderful weekend!

 

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Kibby

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