Funky Frozen Banana Bites and Fab Cookies

Good late Sunday night everyone! Can you believe that the Olympics have come to a close?! It all went so fast, but was so great to watch. We still have a bunch of events to catch up on that are saved on the DVR. The last thing I saw was the disasterous relay race where both the men and women dropped the baton, I’m sure that will haunt them forever. That was so sad.

So, first up are these fun frozen banana treats. Another chocolate/peanut butter combo accompanied by another favorite of mine, Oreo Cookies. These are a mess to make, but the finished product is so much fun. These are great after school snacks for the kids and I must say, I found them to be quite enjoyable too! Only 4 ingredients away from a tasty treat, ENJOY!



Peanut Butter and Chocolate Dipped Frozen Oreo Banana Bites

Bananas ready to eat
Creamy Peanut Butter
Chocolate Bark or melting chocolate of choice
Crushed Oreo Cookies

1. Peel then cut bananas into 1 inch pieces. Melt peanut butter in microwave until very soft. Roll bananas into peanut butter then place on a wax paper lined baking sheet. Place in freezer for 20 minutes or until peanut butter has firmed up. Melt chocolate according to package directions. With spoons, dip bananas into chocolate and place back on the parchment paper. Press cookies into sides of bananas so they stick in the chocolate. Stick back into freezer until frozen, about 1 hour. Serve with toothpicks or just pop in your mouth!

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Next are these cookies I threw together this morning to give to some ladies and teachers at church and they were really tasty. I love the crunchy crushed granola bars in these cookies, it gives a great texture and a slight honey bite. Really good buttery crisp edges too.

Anyone else notice that you can’t buy Hershey’s Cinnamon chips at Target anymore here in AZ? I am so disappointed. I even called Hershey and asked where I could buy them and she said there is no where in AZ! What a crappy thing to do! Desperation set in, because I am using these chips in an upcoming cook-off. I found some company on Amazon.com that sells them and put in my $30 order to only find that all 6 bags were liquified when they arrived to my doorstep. I should have figured that would happen with this darn AZ heat. After a few phone calls, I got them to overnight the box to me and by some miracle they got to me in their original form! Phew, what an ordeal! Those of you who can buy them at your grocery store, feel very lucky!

If you don’t have access to cinnamon chips, no worries. White chocolate, peanut butter or butterscotch chips would be great as well. Enjoy!



Chocolate and Cinnamon Chip Crunchy Granola Crispers

2 sticks softened butter
¾ Cup brown sugar
¾ Cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 ½ Cup whole wheat flour
1 Cup all purpose flour
¾ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking soda
1.5 oz package Oats and Honey Crispy Granola Bars, crushed with rolling pin
1 Cup chocolate chips
1 Cup cinnamon chips (or other chips of choice if cinnamon is not available)

1. In a stand or electric mixer, beat butter and sugars until well combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla until combined, scraping edges of bowl. In a large bowl combine the flour, salt, soda and crushed granola bars. Slowly add to wet ingredients then add chips only until just combined. ***CHILL dough for at least 1 hour or freeze for 30 minutes.***

2. Once dough is chilled, preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Using a medium cookie scoop, arrange onto a parchment or silpat lined baking sheet. Bake for 9-11 minutes or until cookies are just barely golden around edges. Remove and let sit on baking sheet for 5 minutes. Transfer to cooling rack to cool completely.

About 36 Cookies

Have a great start of your week! See you Soon with something tasty!

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58 Responses
  1. Jenny

    Hi Sunshine,
    I got those little toothpicks at AJ’s Fine Foods Grocery Store in AZ. I don’t know if they have them in other states or not. Aren’t they cute? You might be able to find them online.

  2. Sunshine

    I love reading your blog and have tried many of the recipes, and have loved them all. What kind of cute toothpicks did you have in the banana treat? They looked so cool…

  3. Tarah

    You’ve taken my breath away. I had to pause to take a breather after seeing those Banana Bites. They look incredible!!

  4. My Sweet & Saucy

    Jenny your desserts are driving crazy! They all look so good! I love how so many of them are kid friendly too!

  5. Stephanie

    Those banana bites look so temptingly delicious! I was considering using that recipe for my brown bananas, but decided that it would taste better if I were to use bananas that were slightly less ultra-ripe. I love the idea of dipping them in peanut butter…and chocolate…and cookies. Yeah, you’re just a genius, that’s all.

  6. Emiline

    Egads! 52 comments? I’m a little late getting here.

    We’ve always had cinnamon chips here! I didn’t know we were so lucky.

    The cookies look perfect, and the bites are really cute and creative.

  7. Megan.

    those frozen banana bites look so heavenly! they already sounded absolutely delicious but those photos are making these totally irresistable. i’ve got to raid the dorm rooms around here and get my hands on some bananas!!

  8. Deborah

    I haven’t bought the cinnamon chips in some time- I’ll have to see if they sell them here still. If they do, I can always send them to you!

    These banana bites look like something I would love!

  9. Steph

    Jenny these are fabulous! I have to try these out for my little one. Okay let’s be honest…for me too. You’re awesome Jenny! Thanks for being such an inspiration!

  10. Donna in VA

    Oh my goodness! Those cookies sound fabulous! I’m going to try them as soon as it cools off enough outside for me to turn my oven on without sizzling inside my house.

  11. CookiePie

    Oh. My. GOSH!!!!!! Oreos, bananas and PB?? I have died and gone to heaven!!! The cinnamon chips sound really yummy too — and your cookies are so pretty!

  12. Lorraine E

    The Peanut Butter and Chocolate Dipped Frozen Oreo Banana Bites look amazing! I know I would love them just by the very ingredients 🙂

  13. Live.Love.Eat

    Wow, I never even heard of cinnamon chips but that would drive me crazy not to find my fav cooking ingredient. I guess for me that would be Rotel. These desserts both look yummy!

  14. Katherine Aucoin

    Wonderful summer treat Jenny. I have to quit visiting your blog. I think I gain weight and my hips expand everytime I visit. 😉

  15. Kim A

    Wow what great presentations on these two new items….what’s new though, you always have adorable food pictures! Everything looks incredible…as always!

  16. Jan

    Thank you for leaving a comment on my blog, which has led me to yours!I love the look of those banana bites!
    A great blog you have here Btw!

  17. ~Holly

    Yummy!! The banana bites look amazing!! I will be trying this out soon! I love your blog! I check it everytime it’s updated. Thanks for all the great recipe’s! Everyone I have tried has turned out. You are the best! 🙂

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