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November 7, 2012 by thuydungvo

Some of us suffer from a major sweet tooth. I’ve searched the blogosphere for the best dessert recipes to satisfy your sugar cravings on a small budget.

My number one pick was the Frozen Banana Bonbon recipe from Chloe Carter Brown of Small Kitchen College. Small Kitchen College is a blog written by college students across America who are dedicated to sharing their eating and cooking experiences.

Chloe recently graduated from Williams College and lists Netflix as one of her majors!

Frozen Banana Bonbons

Serves 6-8

Ingredients
3 ripe bananas
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup peanut butter (chunky or smooth)
Optional: Toasted coconut
Sprinkles
Note: If toasting coconut, use either shredded sweetened or unsweetened coconut and place it in a small saucepan on low, lightly stirring until tips are brown. Best if prepared before starting the recipe.

Cut bananas into bite-sized pieces. Line a pan or a tray with a layer of tinfoil or wax paper and place banana pieces on top. Put in freezer for an hour, or until frozen.

Melt chocolate and peanut butter together in the microwave.

Remove banana bits from the freezer and dip each in the chocolate mixture so that they are entirely covered. Place back on the tray.

Use a spoon to put coconut or sprinkles on top of the chocolate-covered banana immediately so that they stick before it freezes. Repeat until all bananas are covered. Place back in the freezer for at least an hour. Remove a few minutes before serving. Enjoy!

Banana bon bons. (Photo: Chloe Carter Brown of Small College Kitchen)

Here are more easy dessert ideas:

  1. Ice cream sandwiches. All you need is a scoop of ice cream between two cookies and you’re done! Get crazy and roll the edges in sprinkles or chocolate chips if it was a particularly rough day.
  2. Dirt pudding. Crumble up Oreos and top with instant chocolate pudding. Gummy worms are optional.
  3. Strawberry shortcake. Top a slice of frozen pound cake with fresh strawberries and whipped cream.

Treat yourself during a study break! (Photo: Sasha Libby at Saucy Sprinkles)

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