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Cashew Banana Chocolate Chip Bites

These no bake cashew banana chocolate chip bites are delicious for a quick snack. Keep them frozen and enjoy one straight from the freezer.

Wednesday is a cross training day. I spent an hour on the bike yesterday. Some of my random thoughts & observations during that time:

Cashew Banana Chocolate Chip Bites

1. 15 mph is fast enough that when a bug flies into your mouth it will be forced to the back of your throat and make you choke.

2. People that obliviously take up the entire width of the bike trail make me want to purposely run them over. It’s called karma.

3. I’d love to know what men in cars who yell out vulgar obscenities to woman as they drive by actually expect. A witty response? A proposition? Enlighten me, please.

4. Like most of Maroon 5’s songs, Moves Like Jagger annoys the hell out of me.

5. I get a weird sense of satisfaction booking it by runners when I’m going more than twice their speed on the bike. Odd, considering I’m usually the runner.

6. I wish duathlons were more popular. I’d totally do one.

7. 24 squats, 12 lunges, 12 jumping lunges & 12 jumping squats [x2] is one sick, torturous way to end a strength training session. If you want to be able to move the next day, I don’t suggest it.

8. Cashew Banana Chocolate Chip Bites make a damn good snack.

Cashew Banana Chocolate Chip Freezer Bites

Cashew Banana Chocolate Chip Dough Bites

These were an experiment. I wanted something like these and these but with a twist. So, I went for banana.

Here’s a newsflash for you: bananas are moist. Moist makes a no-bake dough ball interesting. And by interesting, I mean wet. And now I just used the words “moist” and “wet” in back to back sentences. *Cringe*

The solution? Freeze them! Worked like a charm. So well in fact, that I’m giving you the recipe because for awhile there in the beginning, it was doubtful this one was making it up here.

Cashew Banana Chocolate Chip Bites

Cashew Banana Chocolate Chip Bites

Yield: 12 servings
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

These no bake cashew banana chocolate chip bites are delicious for a quick snack. Keep them frozen and enjoy one straight from the freezer.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup plain cashews
  • 1/4 cup oats
  • 2 tablespoons almonds
  • 1/2 small banana
  • 3 teaspoons agave
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Combine cashews, oats and almonds in a food processor and pulse until coarsely ground.
  2. Add remaining ingredients except chocolate chips and pulse until combined.
  3. Transfer dough to a small bowl and fold in chocolate chips.
  4. Mixture will be wet.
  5. Freeze mixture in bowl for about 10-15 minutes.
  6. Once dough has firmed up, roll into small balls.
  7. Keep frozen in a freezer safe plastic bag until ready to eat.

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Tuesday 4th of October 2011

Love these! Got lots of bananas to use up and need to eat gluten free.....these PERFECT~

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Wednesday 28th of September 2011

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Monday 26th of September 2011

What does "1/4 cup tablespoons oats" mean? Thanks.

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Monday 26th of September 2011

Oops! Sorry Kristen, just fixed it. Should've just been 1/4 cup oats. Thanks for pointing that out.

Katie

Friday 23rd of September 2011

Hartford Marathon group has some good races. You're not that far away:) They have the Ten Penny Ale Shamrock Duathlon & 5K. You can bike/run, I will run the 5K. It's not till May.

http://www.hartfordmarathon.com/#

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