Frozen Chocolate-Banana Treats (Better Than Ice Cream!)

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These delicious cocoa-infused frozen banana ice cream treats get rolled in crunchy Grape-Nuts cereal to keep the ice cream from melting all over your fingers. Kashi 7 Whole Grain Nuggets cereal is another good coating option.

Looking for more ways to harness the awesome power of frozen bananas? Check out our Ultimate Guide to Nice Cream, a step-by-step tutorial for making simple plant-based ice cream.

Ingredients

  • ⅓ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ⅓ cup unsweetened plant milk, such as almond, soy, cashew, or rice
  • ¼ to ⅓ cup pure maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 2 cups rolled oats
  • 1½ cups Grape-Nuts cereal

Instructions

  1. In a food processor combine the first five ingredients (through bananas). Cover and process until well combined. Transfer mixture to a large bowl. Add oats; mix well.
  2. Line a baking sheet with waxed paper or parchment paper. Place cereal in a small bowl.
  3. Using the large end of a melon baller or a small spoon, scoop up a small chocolate ball and drop it into cereal. Roll ball with a spoon or your fingers to cover completely with cereal. Gently place the ball on prepared baking sheet. Repeat with remaining chocolate mixture and cereal.
  4. Place baking sheet in the freezer until treats are frozen. Transfer treats to an airtight container. Store in the freezer.

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Ann Crile Esselstyn

Ann Crile Esselstyn developed the recipes for the New York Times best seller Prevent and Reverse Heart Disease and is co-author of The Prevent & Reverse Heart Disease Cookbook. A mother of four, Ann is currently focused on counseling heart patients to prepare and enjoy plant-based, oil-free foods. 

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