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August 21, 2013

Monkey Bites


Monkey Bites
Monkey Bites


Today was school picture day for my oldest. Luckily he is over the cold we have all been fighting this week. He was insistent on wearing a Minecraft shirt. Everything in my house seems to revolve around Minecraft, my two boys are obsessed. I shot down his shirt idea, my mother never really let me live down the New Kids on the Block shirt I wore for picture day. I think I might have also worn a Jem shirt, so that definitely shows my age (looking back it was a pretty horrible cartoon). He ended up wearing a nice button down shirt and I'm hoping he actually remembers to smile. Last year he had a grimace on both of his school photos. Since I am still fighting a cold I have been trying to make easy recipes that don't take a lot of effort or time. Yesterday I tried a new snack recipe for Monkey Bites from Better Homes and Gardens Magazine.
Old Main Marshall University Huntington, WV
Old Main Marshall University Huntington, WV

Now normally I don't reprint recipes, but since this only has three ingredients and no actual recipe I will share the information. So monkey bites are just a fancy name for chocolate covered bananas with peanut butter. Here is how to make them. Slice a few bananas into medium sized slices. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet. Freeze for about an hour. take out the slices and spread your favorite peanut butter on half of the slices. Place the other banana slice halves on top. Refreeze for an hour or until frozen. Using your favorite chocolate, I used dark chocolate, melt and place into a bowl. Dip banana peanut butter slices into the chocolate. Refreeze. I kept my monkey bites in the freezer, they are delicious frozen. You could also keep them in the fridge, but I'm not sure what the consistency would be.
Marshall University Huntington, WV
Marshall University Huntington, WV

These are a really nice snack. My two boys liked them without the chocolate for an after school snack. Frozen bananas with peanut butter are a nice protein snack. With the chocolate they are a great dessert, especially with dark chocolate.

32 comments:

  1. I used to watch Jem! I think we had a Jem doll too, which was an annoying doll because she was too big to fit into any Barbie clothes. She could only wear whatever she came with. These monkey bites look so good, what a cute idea for a snack.

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    1. I think I had the doll too :) I liked it better than the Maxi doll, she had a weird body and nothing ever fit her right!

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  2. I have no idea what Jem is (or was), lol I guess that tells you a lot about my age, but I don't think it was that bad right? at least better than those Brat dolls, yikes...those huge eyes...anyway...I hope you and your gang are feeling better! We are not back to school yet, soon though and it's going to be a big adjustment for all of us... Happy Picture day..and let's keep our fingers crossed for a smile!

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    1. I think a lot of people didn't watch it, so don't feel bad :) I agree about the Bratz dolls, they have weird eyes and the costumes are a little over the top. I'm hoping that my son smiled, we will see in a couple of weeks!

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  3. Bananas give me the wickedest heartburn, so I won't be able to eat these, but I know my boys would LOVE them.

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  4. I wish I could find the photo of my daughter dressed like Jem for Halloween -- when she was 25! I helped make that costume... These treats look yummy and I'm glad to hear that the colds are resolving in your house.

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    1. You're daughter sounds awesome :) We are all much better now, thanks!

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  5. My guys are still on summer break (we go back September 3), but I am so going to try to make these. They would be a great lunch box treat!

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    1. We started really early here this year. They would make a great lunch box treat!

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  6. That is so simple and easy to do. My kids would love that. Madison is a huge fan of bananas and so is everyone else really. As for that shirt idea, I probably would have shot it down too. Today is also picture day for my son but I didn't get to see him leave the house but since he's 12 I'm hoping he has enough sense to dress "nice". :)

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    1. They really are simple, which is nice :) Both of my boys love bananas too. I hope that your son dressed nicely and has great photos!

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  7. Yum, these look really nice and simple. We have to wear school uniforms, so there is no danger of embarrassing t's - otherwise I wouldv'e been caught with a New Kids on the Block shirt for sure! Cheers, Alison

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    1. My mother went to Catholic school and always had uniforms too :) I went to regular school though. They really are simple, which is nice for a quick weekday treat!

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  8. Rica golosina chocolate plátano para los niños y un gran aperitivo para los adultos ,hugs,hugs.

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    1. They really are great for kids and adults :) I ate a bunch myself!

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  9. These sound so delicious! I bet I'd really like them. I hope the school picture turns out ok!

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    1. I'm hoping they turned out :) They really are yummy and beyond easy!

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  10. Chocolate and banana - they're probably one of my all time favourite combination. Wish I can take a bite off the screen!

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    1. I love them together too, they just work :)

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  11. Sounds a yummy snack can't wait to try x

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    1. They really are great. If you try the recipe tell me if you like it :)

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  12. Yummy, thank you for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things Hop. xo P.S. new Jems but plenty of barbies :-)

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    1. I had a lot of barbies too :) I think I had just about every type of doll -Jem, Maxi, Skipper, Barbie you name it!

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  13. Anything with bananas, peanut butter, and chocolate are ok by me! I have done the frozen banana and chocolate thing too.

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    1. Freezing bananas really is great isn't it? :)

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  14. Yum, I have some banana peanut butter right now. I love to add more bananas to it. Just yum. You can't go wrong. THanks for sharing at Foodtastic Friday!

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    1. Thanks for hosting, they were yummy :)

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  15. I have made a version of these before, but not this way. My children will love it! Thanks!

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  16. I have not tried these before. I like the combination of banana, peanut butter, and chocolate though. They look so delicious!
    Pinning and sharing!
    Have a great weekend :)

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    1. Thanks for the pin and share, I really do appreciate it :) Have a great weekend as well!

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