|My brother was trying to grab it off the screen ;).|
Another "Hanunyah Creation", this sure was a hit! With many bananas and the Vita-Mix cream/pudding recipe I created (with a surprise ingredient), I made this interesting no-bake treat the other day.
For a quick run-down? - A soft oat-peanut crust + ripe, sweet bananas + Vita-Cream + the good stuff (peanuts and chocolate chips) = a quick and easy, no-bake, delightful snack or dessert.
This was very good, and it was gone in minutes - credit to my taste-testers, who were hungry for a sweet snack ;).
Banana Cream Crunch
1 cup safe oats*
1/2 cup peanuts*
2 to 4 bananas
a few tablespoons peanuts**
1 3/4 cups cooked rice***
3 to 4 tablespoons sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons vanilla
1 to 1/2 cup water
1/2 cup peanuts
safe chocolate chips (optional)
1. Add all crust ingredients to the Vita-Mix container. Turn machine on and quickly increase speed to variable 6 to 10. Blend a few seconds, until the mixture is crumbly and moist.
2. Press into a 9x13 inch pan.**** Slice the bananas over the crust, and sprinkle with some peanuts.
3. Combine all cream pudding ingredients in the Vita-Mix. Blend on high for a couple minutes, adding enough water until smooth and desired consistency is reached. Pour over banana layer.
4. Top with peanuts and chocolate chips, if desired. Refrigerate until set. Cut into pieces to serve.
*Instead of blending the oats and peanuts together for the crust, you may mix together oat flour and peanut butter, then proceed as the recipe instructs.
**If there are allergies, or if desired, you may use other nuts in place of the peanuts.
***Instead of using all rice, you may use cooked mashed potato for 3/4 cup of the rice. You may need to use more vanilla and sugar to cover up the potato taste.
****The crust was kind of soggy, so, if you like, you may bake the crust for a few minutes at 350 degrees F, until light golden brown.
Linked to Foodie Friday by Not Your Ordinary Recipes