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.
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 ….
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.
Fill with the peanut butter.
Serve and enjoy!
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