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.

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


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.

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


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).