What do you get when you combine two classic treats? Frozen Dark Chocolate Banana Peanut Butter Cups.
Frozen bananas are a always a favorite summer treat and peanut butter cups are the best candies ever. So, combine the two and you have one seriously outrageous dessert.
This recipe came about from cleaning out my pantry. After a year away, it’s time to head back to The Big Apple. And that means cleaning out all the ingredients that are stashed away in the back of my cabinets—including a jar of peanuts.
You can definitely use pre-made peanut butter. I used whole peanuts just because I had them on hand and was trying to use them up. It’s simple to make your own peanut butter. I puréed the peanuts in a food processor until they were really smooth. I suggest using a smooth peanut butter for this recipe because it just makes everything melt together a little better.
Try to find a natural peanut butter that doesn’t have any hydrogenated oils or additional sugar or oil. I added some dates to sweeten everything up so you don’t need to add any refined sugars or sweeteners. Plus, if you use a ripe banana, it will offer a good amount of natural sweetness.
Cover all that peanut buttery goodness in a healthy dose of dark chocolate and you have one really delicious (and easy) summer dessert. Also, it’s best to keep these treats frozen and enjoy them immediately after taking them out of the freezer.