Serves 2 ~ $1.40 per serving
- 4 bananas, sliced and frozen ($.80)
- 1 batch hard chocolate shell, previous page ($2.00)
- 1 tablespoon slivered almonds
This may be the easiest and least complicated dessert I’ve ever made. It’s also delicious, healthy, and takes only minutes to make.
Simply freeze sliced bananas. Then, immediately after removing from the fridge, coat the bottom of each with some of the hard chocolate shell mixture. Set harden on a plastic lined tray. Add a few slivered almonds. And that’s it.
Nutritional information: calories: 68 fat: 6 gr carbs: 4 gr protein: 1 gr
Hard Chocolate Shell
Makes 12 tablespoons ~ $.16 per tablespoon
- 4 tablespoons cacao powder ($.80)
- 4 tablespoons coconut palm crystals sugar, powdered ($.80)
- 4 tablespoons coconut oil, melted until liquid ($.40)
This is the basic hard and crackly chocolate shell that can go on ice cream in cones, or dipped strawberries, or banana splits, or can be allowed to harden in quarter inch thick sheets and cut into chocolate chunks. It’s extremely versatile.
But, this has to be hard and crunchy, so agave or similar sweeteners that are wet just won’t work. A dry sugar is absolutely necessary.
Regular sugar could be used, though it’s not raw. I’ve always used something called coconut palm crystals sugar. It claims to be raw, or rawish. It’s definitely less refined than regular sugar. It’s available online at health food stores and raw food supply shops.
This has to then be powdered, which is easily done in a blender. A bullet type blender is best, but any will work. Just whir up the sugar until it’s powdered. This comes in handy for any chocolate making.
The next three recipes are basically ways to utilize this hard chocolate shell so the instructions are minimal. They are all very simple and easy recipes and make luscious treats that go together in just minutes.
Nutritional information (per tablespoon): calories: 53 fat: 5 gr carbs: 4 gr protein: 1 gr
We have lots of really fun recipes for kids planned for this summer! Today I wanted to show you the Banana Bites and Hard Chocolate Shell recipe above, which is from my Spring Raw eBook! This recipe is perfect for kids (though adults loves it, too) and would be simple enough for most to make on their own with age appropriate supervision.