Saturday, August 17, 2013

Monkey Bites!

I saw this idea in my Better Homes and Gardens magazine last month and just had to try it. 
These are so easy, so fun, so yummy, and even look so impressive.
My kids went CRAZY for them!
and so I thought you ought to try them too.
Better yet, it takes just 3 ingredients you probably already have on hand. 

Just slice a banana or two and lay in a single layer on a wax paper lined baking sheet. 
Freeze for about 20 minutes. 
Spread peanut butter on a banana slice and top with a second banana slice.
 (Making a little sandwich)
Return to the freezer for about 10 minutes.
Dip each 'banana sandwich' in melted chocolate.
Sprinkle with a little kosher salt. (optional but REALLY good)
Freeze again until set, about 20 minutes. 

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  1. This sounds great and really easy! I just got a subscription to BHG so I'm excited to see what's ahead. Love their recipes!

  2. Ok, so my experience dipping things in chocolate is . . . zero. But I tried this out because it sure does sound easy and the whole dipping thing was disastrous. My chocolate didn't stick to my bananas. Help?

  3. Alright Katie, here are a couple things that might help.
    1- The bananas really do need to be frozen so try just taking a few out of the freezer at a time so they don't start to thaw while sitting on the counter. If they start to thaw bananas get kinda slimy which is why the chocolate probably ran off. Also, the colder the banana is the faster the chocolate will start to set and the less time it has to drip.
    2- I didn't DIP the sandwiches so much as I DROPPED them in a bowl of melted chocolate and spooned chocolate on top til they were completely covered. Then I slid a fork under the sandwich, lifting it out, and scraping the bottom on the side of the bowl to get the extra chocolate off. Put it on wax paper and back in the freezer.
    I know that's pretty specific but maybe it will help :)

  4. That is helpful! Thank you. I was also wondering, does the quality of the chocolate matter? I had a bag of cheap off brand chocolate chips that I had melted down.

  5. I'm sure there's a difference, but I used a bag of chocolate chips as well. Just follow the melting directions on the bag.


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