Crunchy Monkey Peanut Butter And Banana Sticks Recipe


Rachael Ray comes through with this great snack that makes a wonderful breakfast, too.

It serves four and has great ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup of chunky style peanut butter
  • 2 tablespoons of honey
  • 1 cup granola with nuts and raisins — I suppose you could substitute trail mix
  • 2 large bananas
  • you’ll also need sticks which could be popsicle sticks or lollipop sticks or wooden skewers or even chop sticks

They’re quick and easy to make:

  1. Heat the peanut butter in the microwave on high for about 20 seconds to loosen it
  2. Stir in the honey
  3. The granola is lightly crushed up in a food processor to get it all blended together — you may be able to use a blender
  4. Peel and cut each banana in half. Insert the stick into the cut end of each banana half’
  5. Since you have four banana halves, spread one side of each banana on a stick with 1/4 of the peanut butter and honey mixture. Coat with the granola, gently pressing it into the peanut butter
  6. Although you’ll be eating this treat on a stick, serve it on a plate to collect the crumbs

If you’re serving it for breakfast, you may want to add a hard boiled egg to the plate or make an omelette or one of those breakfast sammies in an English Muffin. They’re fine alone, too.

It’s nice to have healthy snacks the whole family will enjoy.

Adult Root Beer Float Recipe

Here’s an adult beverage you may enjoy to celebrate National Root Beer Float Day.

Rachael Ray put together this concoction of a White Russian and root beer with a scoop of coffee ice cream, a spritz of whipped cream with a cherry on top. That will definitely make your taste buds twang!

Here goes:

  1. Get out a tall glass. First comes 2 shots of vodka, then 2 shots of Kahlua and 1 shot of heavy cream. Stir with a tall spoon.
  2. Fill the glass up with root beer.
  3. Flatten the bottom of a scoop of coffee ice cream and place it on the glass to look fancy.
  4. Top the coffee ice cream with a spritz of whipped cream.
  5. Put a maraschino cherry on top of the whipped cream.



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Now, not to be a spoil sport I may forget the vodka, Kahlua and cream and try out the coffee ice cream topped off with root beer. I may even pour a little Kahlua on the coffee ice cream. Goodness, you could come up with all kinds of variations.