Magic Monkey Bananas
This is the closest thing I've found to a cookie cure. Come on, you know what I'm talking about.... Many bloggers have gone cookie crazy! Myself included, which I mostly blame on Vive le Vegan! Coconut-Lime Cookies, Double Chocolate Almond Explosion Cookies, Homestyle Chocolate Chip Cookies, Peanut 'Better' Cookies --- need I go on? I've heard reports of cookies not making it to lunchboxes because they were all eaten up! And I've even seen a blogger beg if there was some kind of cookie intervention group because her entire family might have a serious cookie addiction! People stack their cookies, others mail them to fellow bloggers.
Help is on the way, people. We found this adorable book at the library, which we've been enjoying during bed-time stories. "No More Cookies!" by Paeony Lewis & illustrated by Brita Granstrom. This book is a delicious and lighthearted treat for little cookie-lovers everywhere! And, it has a cute recipe at the end of the book....
MAGIC MONKEY BANANAS
Ingredients For Four:
4 ounces of chocolate (Carob chips work great)
2 tablespoons of multicolored sprinkles
4 popsicle sticks
1 sheet of wax paper (Parchment is perfect)
Melt the carob in a bowl over boiling water. Peel 2 bananas, cut in half, push popsicles sticks in cut end. Dip the bananas in melted chocolate and shake sprinkles on them. Place on paper and put in the freezer at least 1 hour. Clean-up, lick the bowl, and wait.
Then, eat your Magic Monkey Banana! YUM! These are great for sharing with your favorite people. For the most chocolate, just lick in a circle! Oh, and don't forget a hat -- it helps keep fly away hairs out of the way of your mouth!
Mom says, "We don't have to give up cookies in order to have magic monkey bananas." What a relief! :o)