My hubby and 4.5 year old are constantly sniffing around the kitchen in search of “treats.”
I’m convinced that my husband sends our little guy into the kitchen on “treat” missions. He knows I’m a sucker for my son’s little smile and sweet “please mommy” with those big blue puppy dog eyes.
Last week, my son came upstairs searching for something to snack on. He asked for something yummy…like a chocolate bar…”a super treat”.
I’ve learned that coming up with tasty and healthy treats takes some creativity. There are many healthy options that you can make from scratch that often require minimal ingredients and time.
“Super treats” as my son likes to say!
Say hello to Frozen Banana Nut Butter Bites. These babies take just five minutes to make, only require 3 healthy ingredients, and most importantly are “super treats” approved by my son and husband.
They are similar to an ice cream chocolate nut bar (especially in a kid’s eyes) because these bites are creamy, nutty, smooth and crunchy. The only things missing are unhealthy ingredients, loaded refined sugar, preservatives and sensitivity triggering foods! These are items I’m extremely happy to live without.
Frozen Banana Nut Butter Bites provide energy, protein, antioxidants and heart-healthy monounsaturated fats (the necessary good ones!)
Frozen Banana Nut Butter Bites
- Frozen banana chunks (approximately 1 inch chunks)*
- Nut butter of choice
- Raw, unsalted cashews
*I always keep a big bag of frozen banana chunks in my freezer. Simply line a cookie sheet with parchment paper, lay 1 inch chucks on sheet and place in freezer until frozen. Place frozen chunks into bag. They are great for treats or making delicious smoothies.
- Remove desired quantity of frozen banana chunks from freezer
- Place banana chunks on plate
- Place desired amount of nut butter on top of banana
- Top each banana bite with a whole cashew
If you’re like me and have family members in search of “super treats”…make these today. You will have lots of happy and content tummies. And if it’s just you, even better, there’s no sharing required! Either way, I hope you enjoy Frozen Banana Nut Butter Bites.
Remember to have fun in the kitchen and let your creativity run wild.
Stay posted for what’s next….Tropical Kiwi Banana Berry Bliss Smoothie
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