Monday, March 4, 2013

chunky monkey mix

When I was a freshman in college {many, many moons ago!} I had a slight love affair with a certain flavor of ice cream...Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey. oh. my. It's lovely banana ice cream base, buttery walnuts and fudgy chunks were to blame for most of my freshman 15. I kid you not!
Well, needless to say, I don't indulge in pints of ice cream on a regular basis anymore. But I do still love that yummy combination!

So here is my cleaned up version of those flavor notes in the form of a quick mix.
Here is what you will need to mix up a little of your own!

  • raw walnut halves
  • dark chocolate chips {Enjoy Life is my fav}
  • organic dried banana chips {love Trader Joe's!}
Simply mix the ingredients together in roughly equal parts. It really is up to you. I buy the raw walnuts in bulk so I just get a few scoops and combine them in a pretty glass storage container with the banana chips and add chocolate to even it out. 
Whip up a quick batch and set it out on your kitchen counter {ahem...or hide it in a place where the rest of your family can't find it!}. 
Grab a quick handful of this tasty mix when you want a little something sweet. It is mm, mmm good!