Summertime (or anytime!) is a great time to enjoy a frozen treat. How can you enjoy without compromising your healthy lifestyle goals? Check out these Frozen Banana Popsicle Treats! Easy to whip up in a flash, even the little ones in your household can help lend a hand. This was a yummy "treat" my brother and I enjoyed often when we were kids, I hope you enjoy them as much as we did!
1/3 C creamy natural peanut butter
8 oz. chocolate chips (or carob hips)
1/2 C chopped peanuts
8 popsicle sticks or straws
Peel bananas and slice each in half. Insert a popsicle stick or straw down the center of each banana.
Line a baking sheet with wax paper and add bananas, place the tray in the freezer until bananas are frozen (about 2 hours).
Remove from freezer and spread with a layer of peanut butter (or almond butter) on each banana and place back in the freezer an additional 30-45 minutes.
About 10 minutes before removing the p.b. coated bananas, chop the nuts (or I like to use a nut grinder) and melt the carob chips (or chocolate) in a small bowl on low-medium heat in the microwave approximately 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
Line another baking sheet with wax paper and spread a thin layer of nuts on top.
Remove bananas from freezer and dip each in the carob before rolling over the nuts, return to the wax lined baking sheet and freeze for 1-2 hours (or until firm).
Eat and Enjoy!