Did I mention I'm on vacation? Last week we rented a house in Hatteras, NC. The same one we rented last year. So far, no sharks. Just some boogie boarding, lighthouse tripping, and pounds of peel-and-eat shrimp. Oh, and a little tropical storm named Beryl. No biggie.
Here are some treats we made at our cottage. And what I mean by we, is that I watched and others made them.
They couldn't be easier to pull together, though, which is good because I don't have a recipe. Instead, here are some guidelines. I promise, you can't mess this up.
Start with bananas. Slice them into bite size pieces and then top with a dab of peanut butter, creating a "hat" on the banana bite. Creamy or crunchy peanut butter? It's a matter of preference. We used crunchy peanut butter which gave each bite a little snap. Put the banana pieces with peanut butter topping in the freezer for as long as you can wait (about fifteen minutes).
Pull them out of the freezer. Here comes the chocolate, which is the trickiest part of this not-so-tricky creation. We used Winton candy melts, which are basically made for this, but you could use chocolate chips. Melt the chocolate in the microwave (or over a double boiler if you are using chips) and dip the bananas. Top with sea salt, if desired. Then place them in the freezer for as long as you can stand it. Pull them out of the freezer. Eat.
Pro observer tip: leaving them in the freezer longer means that the banana freezes. I liked the bites better when the banana is at close to room temperature, so use your judgement for how long you leave them in: enough time for the chocolate to freeze, but not so much time for the banana to freeze.
These would be great for kids. Not Josie, though. She only eats watermelon.