Can you believe I'm still eating sweets??
I can. It seems to me that we crave what we eat. If you're in the habit of munching on salt, you want salt. If you tend to lean toward green, you want veggies. Meat eaters like their meat. And sweet eaters like their sweet.
Christmas made a sweet eater out of me. And while I'm definitely on the road to vegetables again, I still crave a treat.
This snack was about as split as banana can be. Well, except for the ice cream and candy sprinkles. But it was half fruit, half sweet. And I'm good with that. Throw in the nuts and you've got yourself one tasty, happy fat rich snack.
The recipe comes from The Joyful Table. A blog by a woman named Noelle who reaches out and touches my little heart soul. Not literally. Ouch. But figuratively - she's all about finding joy in the cherished moments around her kitchen table. That's my kinda scene. And while she touts this recipe as "embarassingly simple" - it's the simple things that make a dish worth eating.
Thank you Noelle - I needed this today. Or at least my mouth did.
Chocolate Covered Bananas Wrapped in Walnuts
(printable recipe) - Serves 4.
2 Bananas, with the peels just a little green still.
1 C Good Quality Dark Chocolate, roughly chopped.
1 C Roasted Walnuts, roughly chopped.
4 Wooden Skewers.
What to Do:
Peel the bananas and slice them in half lengthwise. Impale them on the skewers and place on a parchment paper lined plate. Place in the freezer for 30 minutes while you get the rest of the ingredients ready.
Get the rest of the ingredients ready...
Dump the chocolate pieces into a double boiler (a pot with 2 inches of water and a glass bowl that fits over top works well - make sure the water doesn't hit the bowl). Heat the water to a boil over medium heat, stirring the chocolate constantly to ensure it doesn't burn. Once melted and hot, remove from heat.
Place the walnuts in a large shallow bowl. Set aside.
Remove the bananas from the freezer and dredge in the chocolate and then the nuts.
Place back on parchment paper and place in the fridge for 30 - 60 minutes or until chocolate hardens.
What are your go-to desserts? Are you still stuck on the holiday sweet train? Choo choo!