Banana nut butter bon bons
These bite-sized treats may look like an indulgent dessert, but they're full of good-for-you ingredients, too.
The running joke among many of my super busy stay-at-home friends is that they sit around all day eating bonbons and watching soaps. As if.
The fallacy of stay-at-home parents being on a perpetual vacay was debunked ages ago. But we can all still enjoy those elusive bonbons, even if they are accompanied by frantic phone calls, meetings, running out to carpool or trying to plan dinners for the week that everyone will enjoy. Or you can sit back and watch the sappy soaps while you eat them.
They look adorable, and they're loaded with pure, natural and good-for-you ingredients – so you can enjoy them sans guilt. The soaps, not so much.
Note: This recipe uses DAGOBA chocolate drops. We encourage you to check out DAGOBA's website for more ingredients and recipe ideas.
- 2 large bananas
- 1 cup smooth or crunchy nut butter
- 1 bag DAGOBA dark chocolate drops
- 1 cup crushed nuts
Slice bananas into 1/3-inch slices. Spread out half of them onto parchment lined baking sheet.
Scoop nut butter into a ziploc bag, and snip the corner. Squeeze a dollop onto each banana slice, and spread to edges. Top with remaining banana slices. Set pan in freezer for one hour.
Place chocolate drops in a glass bowl and microwave on low for 30 seconds. Stir and microwave just until melted, being careful not to overheat.
Remove tray from freezer. Carefully pour melted chocolate over each banana slice (or dip each one into the chocolate using a fork or spatula – you may need to help the chocolate along in covering the whole banana sandwich.).
Working quickly before chocolate melts, sprinkle bonbons with crushed nuts. Refrigerate or freeze to harden. Keep frozen and covered until ready to serve.
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