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Trail Mix Banana Bites

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Trail Mix Banana Bites
  • Prep Time 5 min
  • Total Time 10 min
  • Servings 2
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Trail Mix Banana Bites

Granola, PB, bananas and a little white chocolate team up for a great-tasting snack .... sneakily disguised as dessert!

Ingredients

1
banana
2
tbsp peanut butter
1
Nature Valley™ granola bars, crumbled
Melted white chocolate, chocolate chips or candy melts
Pastry bag and tip to pipe the peanut butter, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Peel the banana, slice off the ends and cut into two sections. Then hollow out the middle of the banana.
  • 2 Melt the white chocolate chips, or candy melts, in the microwave. Set the timer for short increments, no longer than 20 seconds, and stir after each heating. Repeat as needed until smooth and dunkable.
  • 3 Now it's assembly time. Dip the end of a banana in the melted chocolate mixture, and then sprinkle with the granola crumbles. Set aside and repeat with remaining bananas.
  • 4 Fill with the peanut butter, serve and enjoy!
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Trail Mix Banana Bites

As prepared by Michelle P,

Bananas with granola, PB and white chocolate are enough to make you want to hike!


Do you ever go hiking just for that really, really good trail mix? I have. My favorite contains banana chips, peanut butter, granola, and white chocolate.

My trail mix triumvirate was on my mind when I saw these cute banana snacks, and subsequently customized in to my own little creation -- Trail Mix Banana Bites. And they’re dual-purpose -- a perfect snack for the kiddos, as well as a fun and easy, edible project for same!

Start by getting everything ready. You’ll need banana sections – if you can find bananas that aren’t very curvy, that’s ideal.

Peel the banana, cut off the ends, and cut in half. Hollow out the middle of the banana. I ran the tops of my bananas over a cut lemon, to prevent browning, as they had to sit pretty for the photos.

Hollow out the banana middles

I used Nature Valley Granola bars, crumbled, for the granola portion of the snacks. I didn’t even remove the granola bars from the package, just gently crushed with a rolling pin and poured into a small container for dipping. Gently is the operative word here, though. Unnecessary roughness could lead to a granola bomb ….

Crumble the Nature Valley Granola Bars

The peanut butter is basically ready to go – put it a bag with a pastry tip if you’re feeling fancy. But you could also use a small spoon.

You’ll want to save melting the white chocolate chips, or candy melts, for last. Set the microwave timer for short increments, no longer than 15 to 20 seconds, and stir in between, until the chocolate is smooth and dunk-able.

Now it’s assembly time. Dip the end of a banana in the melted chocolate mixture, and then sprinkle with the granola crumbles. Set aside and repeat with remaining bananas.

Coat bananas with white chocolate and granola

Fill with the peanut butter.

Fill with peanut butter

Serve and enjoy!

Fill with peanut butter

XO, Michelle


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