Guilt-Free Dessert

Hope you all enjoyed your weekend! We both had a relaxing and productive weekend, and had a FaceTime date to catch up with each other! We did some brainstorming, and decided to share some easy and healthy dessert recipes that we indulged in on Sunday night.

It is no secret that we both enjoy dessert (who doesn’t?). However, we try to limit ourselves and are always looking for healthy dessert alternatives to satisfy our sweet tooth. We hope you enjoy these fruit and chocolate treats in place of the usual ice cream or cookie after dinner.

Amanda’s Sweet Banana Bites:

I made some yummy chocolate covered peanut butter banana bites inspired by a recipe I found on SkinnyMom. These are pretty easy to make, and are a healthier alternative to an after meal dessert or snack.

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Ingredients:

  • ¼ cup dark chocolate chips, melted
  • ⅛ cup natural peanut butter
  • ⅛ cup unsweetened applesauce
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • sea salt

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Directions:

Slice two ripe bananas into 1/2 inch pieces. I found it easier to dip the larger slices, so don’t cut them too skinny. Mix peanut butter and applesauce and cover each banana slice with a thin layer of the mixture. Place on a baking tray with parchment paper and freeze for 30 minutes. When the bananas are frozen, melt chocolate chips and dip each banana slice into the melted chocolate so one side is covered. Sprinkle the tray of bananas with sea salt, and freeze for another 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!

Meg’s Easy Apple Snack 

After visiting the local cider mill today, I was eager to eat one of the delicious Honeycrisp apples I bought so I decided to make a sweet, yet healthy dessert inspired by Pinterest of course.

Ingredients: 

  • One apple
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • Handful of chocolate chips

Directions:

Cut up the apple into bite-sized pieces (I use an apple slicer then cut up the apple further using a knife). Place the apple pieces in a bowl. Microwave the peanut butter until it is a pourable consistency (about 30 seconds). Pour peanut butter over apple slices. Sprinkle chocolate chips on top. And eat up! Easy right?

Talk to you guys soon!

– A & M –

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