zaterdag 11 februari 2012

Banana pops in Biscoff and Chocolate

The frozen banana bites I posted yesterday turned out to be a big hit on pinterest. Yeah for that! But as I mentioned in that post, I wasn't completely happy with the peanutbutter flavour. So I made another batch. This time I used Biscoff (speculoos) spread. And added some nougatine, which are little tiny caramalized nuts. You can buy them in the store over here, so easy peasy again.

Ingredients:
50 gram pure dark chocolate
50 gram Biscoff (speculoos) spread
1 banana

Optional:
Nougatine

Melt the Biscoff and chocolate in the microwave, cut your banana put it on a stick and dip. Lay flat on greaseproof paper and stick in the freezer.






























A few lessons learned since yesterday. Don't stick the banana's in the middle, like I did yesterday, but stick it in the side. It will give you a nice banana pop appearence and it's much more easy to eat. Also, I liked them more after maybe 2 hours of freezing instead of overnight. After two hours the banana is not completely hard yet, and again, it's easier to eat.































Please leave me a comment, when you make these letting me know how it went.

vrijdag 10 februari 2012

Chocolate Banana Bites

You will need a jar of peanutbutter, chocolate and banana's. Most of the time, all three ingredients can be found in our house. Just like last night.

I was checking out pinterest, which I do way too much and I came across several frozen banana pins. And then I knew I just had to make these, as a dessert for the kids today. I didn't see any danger for my waistline in making these, I do not like banana's. Not ever, in anything. Banana flavour is too much for me, gooey and sweet. Yuk. Little did I know. When frozen, the banana tastes like icecream. Whoops. Now I am just fighting myself to have any frozen banana's left for dessert tonight. Sorry kiddo's, I ate them all.

After all the work (whaha, 5 minutes) they will look like these.


And if you would cut one through half (and ate one half) it will look like this.



After reading lots of different recepies I decided to go with what I had in store.

Ingredients:
100 gram pure chocolate (+70%)
100 gram peanutbutter
2 banana's

Optional:
Sprikling

I melted the chocolate and peanutbutter in the microwave. Give it 20 seconds and then stir it, repeat until melted. I ussualy do not melt it completely in the microwave. The bowl gets hot and after two times I just keep stirring until it's melted.

Slice your banana's in bite size pieces, put a little stick in it and dip. Lay them on a piece of greaseproof paper (use sprinklers here) and stick in the freezer. You can freeze them overnight like I did or just make them in the afternoon for dessert that evening, much safer by the way.

I used peanutbutter yesterday and even though I love peanutbutter I think the taste overrules the combination of flavours a bit. Next time I will try these with Speculoos (Biscoff) instead. And some nougatine (tiny bits of nuts caramelised in brown sugar).