Recipe // Frozen Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Bites

My favorite candy is without a doubt Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. They are the best candy/chocolate bar/food out there. Don't even try to argue with me. So when

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sent me Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread to try out, I was more than happy to give it a go. Seth also jumped up and down when I opened the box. 

The spread itself tastes like a melted Peanut Butter Cup. For real. A melted Peanut Butter Cup. I just thought I'd repeat it to make sure that no one missed what I said. Maybe just one more time for good measure. A melted Peanut Butter Cup. The texture is also similar to the peanut butter in a Peanut Butter Cup; a bit gritty. Don't let that scare you away though because like I said, it tastes like

a melted Peanut Butter Cup.

 I do recommend

not

 baking the spread at all. I attempted cookies with it and the spread did not do well and ended up tasting terrible. But if you use it as a spread on graham crackers, apples, pretzels, etc. it's perfect. Since my cookies failed, I began to think of what the spread may go well with and thought, "Duh! Bananas!" That is literally what I thought. 

These frozen banana bites are the perfect sweet snack. I cannot have any dairy because William is allergic but I am forever craving ice cream which I definitely cannot eat until I am done breastfeeding. But these little bites are a great substitute, they are a bit like those frozen ice cream cones. And you can pull out just one bite at a time making them slightly healthier than a giant bowl of ice cream. Unless you are like me and you eat all of them at once...by yourself. Seth didn't get to try these. Not even one. They are that good.

Yields:

 5-6 bites          

Prep Time:

 5 minutes          

Freeze Time:

 6+ hours          

Total Time:

 6+ hours

Ingredients

1 medium banana

5-6 tsp Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread

1/4 cup semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips

toothpicks

Directions

1. Slice the banana into 10-12 even slices. Divide the slices up so that you have 5-6 pairs.

2. Spread 1 tsp of Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread on one slice of banana from each pair. Top the spread with the other banana slice and place a toothpick through the middle. Line a tupperware container that is tall enough for the slices with toothpicks to fit in with parchment paper. Place the banana bites into the tupperware container and freeze until the toothpick is frozen in place and doesn't wiggle or come out when you pick the bite up. I let mine freeze for about four hours before I checked them. You could let them freeze overnight and finish them up the next day if you'd like.

3. Once the toothpick is frozen in place, place the chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl and cook in 30 second increments, stirring in between, until chips are smooth and creamy. Remove the banana bites from the freezer. Holding the toothpick,  roll the banana into the melted chocolate to coat, being sure to coat the bottom as well. Then, let the chocolate set by propping the bite on the tupperware lid. Repeat for all bites. Once the chocolate has set, place the bites back in the freezer for one to three hours or until chocolate is frozen. Serve frozen.

*The Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread was sent to me for review by

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. All opinions are my own.