|Perfect treat to beat the heat.|
Now I'm not the biggest fan of corn syrup- high fructose or otherwise and try to not eat much of that. Although on occasion, I will snack on an Oreo, 365 Brands cane sugar creme sandwich cookies are better. I had an extreme knackering for Butterfinger milkshakes, missing NYC's Terri to bits and pieces. One recipe called for Chick O' Sticks. Chick O' Sticks have corn syrup as a listed ingredient. Most unfortunate.
While at Kroger tonight (the smaller, non-fancy location), looking for cocoa, Larabar looked quite appetizing. That $1 bingo contained both chocolate and peanuts sweetened by glorious dates. I left the $4 cocoa behind, getting way too excited about milkshake making. I never used Larabar in a recipe before. So yes there was some skepticism. Banana gave extra thickness and pizazz to a rich, nutty version of a classic treat. It was so wonderful. A chocolate coated peanut butter banana bliss concoction with crunchy nuts on top. Also- my peanuts contained pecans which adds extra oomph! Pecans can do no wrong!
Banana Butterfinger Milkshake Ingredients and Preparation
1 cup unsweetened vanilla almond milk
1 Peanut Butter Chocolate Larabar
1 banana, not fully ripened
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup chopped peanuts
|Chop up Peanut Butter Chocolate Larabar into pieces and place into bottom of blender.|
|Add the banana, almond milk, peanut butter, and peanuts. Blend well. Add ice cubes for extra cold chill and crunch.|
|Sprinkle with nuts atop.|
|Drink and enjoy the yum.|