Banana NUT•rition Bites Recipe Featuring Planters Energy Mix

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I believe in the nut•rition-al power of peanut butter. In my home there is no rationing of peanut butter, everyone can have as much as they like whenever they like.

I got some GOOD peanut butter the other day, new Planters NUT•rition Energy Mix, which features flavors like Banana Granola Nut, Berry Nut and Cinnamon Raisin Granola Nut.

Besides being on the menu for breakfast, I made an easy snack recipe for lunches or after school with it as well. It only takes about 10 minutes to make, so it’s something you can whip up before bed for lunches the next day or in the morning for after school.

Banana NUT•rition Bites

4 heaping tablespoons of Planters NUT•rition Energy Mix in any flavor
1 banana

1. Slice the banana into 12 pieces.

2. Spoon Planters NUT•rition Energy Mix in a microwave safe dish and warm up for 10 to 15 seconds, just so the peanut butter base is smooth, if you need longer only do it in increments of 5 seconds beyond that point, as some of the ingredients in the Energy Mix may burn.

3. Coat the banana slices in the NUT•rition Energy Mix covering all sides. Use a spoon to help ensure coverage.

4. Place on a nonstick surface (parchment paper, nonstick aluminum foil, etc.), and freeze for a minimum of 3 hours to up to 24.

5. Pack in a lunch box, or enjoy for an afterschool snack.

These gave me lots of smiles from the family, so I’m guessing they liked them.

You don’t have to be a squirrel to think this is a great way to get some extra protein and energy in your day. Planters NUT●rition peanut butter is packed with nutrients, vitamins and minerals, and 6-7 grams of protein per serving. As a busy mom, I can also see myself just taking a spoon and digging in to the jar to help curb that afternoon tummy rumbling or slump.

Content and/or value provided by our partner, Kraft Foods. All opinions are my own.

103 thoughts on “Banana NUT•rition Bites Recipe Featuring Planters Energy Mix

  1. I LOVE peanut butter–on lots of things; probably one of my favorites would be chocolate cookies! Kinda like a home-made peanut butter cup!.
    Many times, I'll just have peanut butter on a spoon

  2. I like peanut butter on a bagel. Love the Banana nutrition bites and will make them soon. Great idea.

  3. I like mixing peanut butter in my oatmeal—it adds a good sweetening taste to my oatmeal, and it provides extra protein. Thank you for the contest!

  4. I mostly eat peanut butter in sandwiches or on toast. However, I do love carrots and celery dipped in peanut butter. I haven't eaten them in years but I remember them fondly and am now going to have to get some celery and carrots so I can have some again!

  5. How can you NOT love peanut butter and bananas? I mean really, they were made to go together LOL

  6. i like to eat peanut butter….with a spoon! lol
    seriously, there's i've never tried peanut butter with anything i didn't like!

  7. I like to spread a generous layer of peanut butter on a Tortilla then sprinkle with a few semi-sweet chocolate chips and then I roll a banana in the tortilla. This is a yummy breakfast or lunch.

  8. I like peanut butter on toast or crackers. My dogs also LOVE a saltine cracker with peanut butter spread on it!!!! 🙂

  9. Thanks for the giveaway… PB with any whole wheat bread; also on celery as a quick snack!

  10. I love eating peanut butter with jelly on celery sticks.
    lauraemerson17 at yahoo dot com

  11. It varies… A spoon; a banana; waffles and syrup; honey and bread; the list is endless.

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