Ingredients

For the Treats

  • 1 ripe banana
  • 3-4 sweet biscuits (e.g., apricot flavored)
  • 2-3 teaspoons cocoa powder plus 1 teaspoon for coating

Equipment

  • Fork

    Used for mashing the banana. Opt for a sturdy fork to achieve a smooth puree.

  • Blender or Food Mill

    Essential for crushing the biscuits into fine crumbs. A quick pulse is all you need!

  • Mixing Bowl

    Perfect for combining all the ingredients. Choose a bowl with enough space for easy mixing.

  • Refrigerator

    Helps in setting the treat, enhancing flavor and texture. Even 10-15 minutes can do wonders.

Instructions

Step 1

Preparing the Mixture

Mash the banana with a fork until pureed.
Crush the biscuits in a blender or food mill into fine crumbs, add them to the banana.
Add 2-3 teaspoons of cocoa powder to the banana and biscuit mixture.

Step 2

Shaping and Coating

Mix everything well together.
Shape the mix into any form of treats you like.
Coat each treat with additional cocoa powder.

Step 3

Before Serving

The treats can be eaten right away, but refrigerating them for a bit can enhance the flavor and texture.

Servings

Get ready to **impress everyone** with these serving suggestions! 🌟

If you're serving this at a party, arrange the treats on a fancy plate with a sprinkle of extra cocoa powder and some fresh mint leaves. It makes for a **gorgeous presentation**.

For a more casual setting, try adding a drizzle of melted chocolate over the treats and let your guests know they can eat them cold or at room temperature. **Pair these goodies with a refreshing glass of almond milk or hot cocoa** - you'll thank us later! 🍫🥛

Want to add a bit of crunch? Scatter some crushed nuts on top of the treats. The contrast in texture will make each bite more exciting. 🥜

Variations

Are you gluten-free or vegan? No problem! 🌱🍪

**Gluten-Free Variation:** Use gluten-free biscuits in place of the regular sweet biscuits. Most stores carry a variety of gluten-free options that taste just as delicious.

**Vegan Variation:** Choose vegan-friendly biscuits and ensure your cocoa powder is free of any dairy or animal by-products. You'll still get all the flavor without compromising your dietary needs.

Faq

  • What kind of bananas should I use?

    Ripe bananas are the best for this recipe. They are easier to mash and naturally sweeter, which enhances the flavor of your treats.

  • Can I use any type of biscuit?

    Yes, you can experiment with different flavors of biscuits, but make sure they complement the cocoa and banana taste. Apricot flavored biscuits are a great choice!

  • How fine should the biscuit crumbs be?

    The crumbs should be finely ground so they mix well with the banana puree. However, a few small chunks can add an interesting texture.

  • Can I add other ingredients to the mix?

    Absolutely! Feel free to add some nuts, dried fruits, or even a splash of vanilla extract. Creativity is encouraged!

  • How long can I store these treats?

    These treats can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. Make sure to keep them in an airtight container to maintain freshness.

  • Do I need to refrigerate them before serving?

    While these treats can be enjoyed right away, refrigerating them for about 10-15 minutes can enhance their flavor and texture.

Nutrition facts

Healthy Banana Cocoa Treats
Recipe Yield:6 servings
Calories:Per serving
Calories (Min - Max):80 - 100
Total Fat:3g
Saturated Fat:1g
Protein:1g
Total Carbohydrate:18g
Total Sugars:10g