Saturday, July 26, 2014

Banana Butterfinger Milkshake

Perfect treat to beat the heat.
Summer is practically almost over. Well, for those who start school in exactly one month.
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.

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