Chocolate & Banana Peanut Butter Bites | Just Add Ginger

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One of the things I love to do of an evening is open up my Pinterest app and look for images of delicious recipes that look fantastic, but, let's be honest, I'm never going to make myself. Probably my most searched for foods are chocolate and peanut butter *swoon.* I'd come across lots of different bite-sized heavenly looking snacks, and always remembered one that centred around bananas. Not quite remembering what it was I had spotted, and with some spare times on my hands, I decided to get creative in the kitchen and give something a go. 

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What You Need:

. 2 ripe bananas 
. 3 medium-sized bars of chocolate
. Smooth peanut butter
. Microwavable bowl
. Microwave
. Wooden skewers 
. Knife
. Plate
. Fridge


. To start, cut two ripe bananas into twelve slices (you need to have an even number.) Arranging them individually on a clean plate, Next, take your bars of chocolate - I used milk - and break up into small pieces before placing them in a bowl and moving them to the microwave for use later. 

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. Next, reach for your peanut butter and carefully taking some out the jar, smooth on to the peanut butter slices. Create a "banana sandwich" and place one slice of banana on top of another until all the slices are used up. (I'm not going to lie, I found putting a layer of peanut butter on top of a banana slice quite tricky, so you may need to enlist the aid of a spoon!) 

. Pop your "banana sandwiches" in the fridge for a couple of minutes whilst you turn your attention to the chocolate. Now, please don't do what I did - pay attention to your chocolate as you melt it in the microwave! I burnt some of mine and it was a disaster! 

. Set your microwave to full power and heat the chocolate up for 10-15 seconds at a time, removing from the microwave after each session and giving the chocolate a stir. You may need to adjust the times you need to microwave, but always ensure you take care when doing this step, otherwise your chocolate may meet the same fate as mine did! 

. Once the chocolate is melted, carefully remove the bowl from the microwave and place on a heat proof mat. Remove your bananas from the fridge, and have a wooden skewer to hand. 

. Slide each "sandwich" on to your skewer individually and coat half in chocolate. I had to get a spoon out to help me with this part. Once you are satisfied, place back on to the plate and repeat the process until all your "sandwiches" are covered. Return the plate to the fridge and allow to cool for 15-20 minutes. 

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Quick, simple, and only just a tad messy, these bites are the perfect little piece of peanut butter & chocolate heaven, and are the perfect "use up what's in your cupboard" snack. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm off to enjoy some of these with a cup of coffee, and just pray that Boyfriend doesn't want to try any when he gets home! 

What are your quick-and-easy go-to snack recipes?

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