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Frozen Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Loaf

June 11th, 2008

Frozen Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Loaf

Here’s an interesting alternative to ice cream as a “stay cool” dessert for the summer. And by interesting I mean, delicious.

The base of this dessert is made with the simple combination of semi-sweet chocolate, banana puree, creamy peanut butter and heavy cream. It’s frozen and topped with chopped nuts.

What I love about this recipe is that there’s no baking after it’s prepared – only freezing is required. Therefore it’s an easy recipe to repurpose for different pans you may have in your kitchen. For example, I have these adorable heart shaped silicone molds and hershey kiss shaped silicone molds that are hardly ever put to use. This would be perfect for those or even muffin molds or mini-muffin molds for a bite sized treat.

Another way to mix it up would be to pour a little of the mixture in your mold of choice, then layer it with finely crumbled chocolate wafer cookies or even oreos. I don’t know about you but I love those crunchy chocolate bits that are in ice cream cakes. It seems this method would have a similar effect. Take a look in your pantry and use whatever you have laying around. A ribbon of peanut butter would be tasty as well!

The next time you want to bring a nice refreshing frozen treat to someone’s house on a hot day, but you want to go just a little fancier than store-bought ice cream, try making this Frozen Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Loaf recipe from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food.

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4 responses so far:

  • [...] I don’t know about you but I love those crunchy chocolate bits that are in ice cream cakes…. Source: Frozen Peanut Butter Chocolate Banana Loaf [...]

  • We have a recipe in our cookbook that’s vaguely similar: Take a banana, cut long wise, spread with PB and freeze. Makes a good substitute for ice cream in warm weather. I think the cookbook advises just cutting off slices, but I tend to eat the whole thing at a go.

    I might try this one this weekend. I bought a bunch of large-ish candy molds at a garage sale and I’ve been dying to use them for something.

    by ScottJun 11, 2008 at 3:08 pm
  • That looks so insanely decadent. It’s hot in here and I could use some for sure…

    Hey, you in for PBE #3?

    by NickJun 11, 2008 at 11:06 pm
  • That looks perfect for a hot day when turning on an oven would be impossible (although to be honest, I rarely let the heat stop me from baking!).

    PS-I always LOVE your illustrations, this one is beyond the charts cute.

    by AshJun 15, 2008 at 8:38 am

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