With Freedom New Mexico sponsoring the Taste of Home Cooking School, I tried a recipe Diane Toomey of Pennsylvania submitted to Taste of Home.
Granola Banana Sticks
• 1/4 cup peanut butter
• 2 Tablespoons plus 1 1/2 teaspoons honey
• 4 1/2 teaspoons brown sugar
• 2 teaspoons milk
• 3 medium firm bananas
• 6 popsicle sticks
• 2 crunchy oat-and-honey granola bars, crushed
In a small saucepan, combine the peanut butter, honey, brown sugar and milk; cook until heated through, stirring occasionally. Peel bananas and cut in half widthwise; insert a popsicle stick into one end of each banana half. Spoon peanut butter mixture over bananas to coat completely. Sprinkle with granola. Serve immediately or place on a waxed paper-lined baking sheet and freeze.
Six servings, 353 calories each
I substituted granola cereal for bars. My attempt to use plastic knives instead of popsicle sticks didn’t work, so I ate the treats with my fingers and a fork. Beware, they’re messy.
Still, the treats are quick and tasty, especially when they’re defrosted the next day.
The cooking school is 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 14 in the Marshall Auditorium in Clovis.
Information or to buy tickets: Portales News-Tribune at 356-4481.
Argen Duncan is the PNT senior writer. Her column appears on Thursdays. You can reach her at 356-4481 or by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org