Sunday, June 26, 2011

Feeling Domestic?

So the last few days I have been craving something. I wasn't sure what this something was but finally figured it out. Banana Split. Not just any regular generic banana splits though. I remembered one time very vaguely my mother making banana split bites. Maybe it was a daydream of mine when I was younger that I wished often that it became reality.

Anyway, I found them online. This made me inflame in excitement (over this? yes.)!

This picture is just what I imagined them to be. Instead of the sprinkles I thought of peanuts.
Don't those look fabulous? Why I'm craving a Banana Split is beyond me.(Credit goes here.).

  • Use firm bananas and cut into 1 inch sections. Leave the peel on for easy handling, and with a melon baller, dig a well in the middle of each banana section.
  • Melt chocolate in the microwave and dip the bottom portion of the banana in chocolate and then dip it once again in either non-pareils or chopped peanuts. To quickly harden the chocolate, place dipped bananas in the freezer for five minutes.
  • Fill each well with ice cream (I filled mine with vanilla chocolate chip) and top with whip cream and a maraschino cherry.

After I took a look at those beauties I decided I just have a sweet tooth. Chelsea Trunnell I'm secretly hoping you'll try these out since you seem to love to try new things in the kitchen.

I kept looking up deserts. As I was fumbling around I came across this. This website said that this is a great desert to make when you don't want to use your oven. It's summertime now so who wants to use their oven? Pft. Not this guy (me).
Now what are those? Those are Salt River Bars. I'm all about the sweet and salty so, yes, I indeed want to try these out.

1 box Club Crackers (actually, about 1 1/5 sleeves of Club crackers)
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup-ish peanut butter chips
1 1/2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 1/2 teaspoons vegetable or canola oil
coarse sea salt

Okay, this is the last one. I swear. I'm sure your taste-buds will thank me later once you try them though. This next one I introduce to you are called Peanut Butter Pretzel Bites.
They look pretty easy to make, right?

1 cup of creamy peanut butter
2 tbsp softened butter
1/2 cup powdered sugar (maybe more)
3/4 cup brown sugar (maybe more)
1 bag semi-sweet chocolate chips

So there is my rant for the day. Why I'm craving sweets so bad lately is pretty annoying. I'm trying to lose weight here. This craving is not helping. I just want to devour every sweet thing in sight. It's like I'm pregnant or something [that wouldn't make sense one bit ;)].

I haven't tried these but I sure want to. Like I said, Chelsea, I'm counting on you. I'm sure I'll get around to it sometime. I'm just in one of those moods where I want it made for me.

Please enjoy. And, please, let me know how they turn out if you end up making any of the three.

p.s. sorry about all the different fonts, colors, sizes. I can't figure out how to change it to make it all the same.

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh. These all look so fantastic!

    The peanut butter pretzels especially made me drool.

    I'ma definitely give some of these a try, girl!