It all started with a bag of banana chips that had been in the pantry for what seems like forever. You see, I have this love/hate relationship with bananas. I think it all started when I was in elementary school and I had a banana in my lunch and there was a HUGE spider in my lunch box. Bananas have never been the same since then. It’s not that I never eat bananas, it’s just that I have to be in the mood to eat them and that doesn’t happen too often. Alas, I must have been in the mood for bananas then changed my mind when I got home – hence the unopened bag of banana chips.
One thing I do love is the peanut butter and banana combo – eaten plain or in a smoothie. Yum! However you can’t make smoothies from banana chips – that would be painful to swallow! It was time for a sweet treat around here and so I got creative and have what we now call….
Chunky Monkey Bark
- 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 cup banana chips
Melt the peanut butter and chocolate chips in a sauce pan over low heat, stirring consistently to ensure that it doesn’t burn or stick to the pan. When melted, mix in a bowl with banana chips. Spread in a (relatively) flat layer on a jelly roll pan lined with wax paper. Stick in the freezer for about 30 minutes. Remove and break into chunks. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator.