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In this “New Year, New Me”, I haven’t made resolutions, but I’ve been making goals and “wake up calls.” I love going to the dog park almost every day for a few loops with Athena. I have been trying to get more sleep and drink more water. A very big difference is making better choices with snacking. Snacking is perhaps one of my favorite things to do during the day, and since I discovered Jif™ Peanut Powder, it helps me to make some pretty delicious snacks for that late afternoon slump.
I was intrigued because I’ve heard great things about Jif™ Peanut Powder. It has the same amount of nourishing protein as traditional peanut butter, but has 85% less fat. The powder is also a perfect way to add my favorite peanut taste to smoothies, things I’m baking, breakfast, lunch and more – with less calories and sugars than traditional peanut butter.
Regular Jif™ Peanut Powder is made from just one ingredient. Just fresh roasted peanuts – with no added sugar or salt.
There’s also Jif Chocolate Peanut Powder which contains semisweet chocolate and a dash of sugar, if you’re looking for something sweeter. Both flavors are great for cleanses and “new yous.” Both can be more nutritious, but just as delicious.
With the help of my kids, we created a great snack yesterday. Des loves bananas, more than most things. Scarlet love bananas with peanut butter. I love anything with chocolate. So we got together to create our chocolate peanut powder banana snack.
What You’ll Need:
2-3 bananas (or more if you have a Des in your family)
1 bag (2 cups) of milk, semisweet or dark chocolate
1 tablespoon of coconut oil or vegetable oil
1 bag of Jif Peanut Powder
What You’ll Do:
1. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper
2. Cut your peeled bananas into 1-inch thick slices and (important! insert toothpicks in each slice)
3. Place bananas on cookie sheet and freeze for at least 30 minutes
4. Meanwhile in a medium microwaveable bowl, melt the chocolate and coconut oil on high for 30 seconds
5. Stir and repeat in 15 second increments, stirring completely each time, until chocolate is melted
6. Remove bananas from freezer
7. Mix 3 tablespoons of Jif peanut powder with 1.5 tablespoons of water and apply the paste to each banana
7. Dip each peanut pasted banana into melted chocolate, return to parchment paper-lined cookie sheet and let stand until firm
8. If you’re not serving immediately, return banana bites to freezer
Overall, I was very impressed with the taste of Jif Peanut Powder. It was so easy to use and such a great addition to the chocolate and the frozen bananas. If you’re looking for a new snack in the new year, this is certainly tasty!