For several weeks, I've been craving ice cream sandwiches like crazy. Unfortunately, the only ice cream sandwiches here in the UK are the overpriced ones from Ben & Jerry's (don't get me wrong, they taste great, but they are just too pricey).
Especially in the late afternoon, I've been looking for a little pick-me-up, which isn't too calorie heavy. And I found the perfect ice cream sandwich substitute, which is also calorie friendly: Peanut butter banana smudgies. And - oh my god - if you haven't tried them yet, you definitely have to!
Enough of the bla bla, here's the recipe:
(for approx. 8 smudgies)
- 2 overripe bananas
- 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter (or any nut butter you like)
- 16 graham crackers or similar
Macros per smudgy
- Calories: 160 kcal
- Protein: 3g
- Carbs: 29g
- Fat: 5g
Smash the bananas and put them into a mixing bow. Mix in the peanut butter. Lay a baking sheet on a flat surface or baking tray. Put the peanut-banana mixture onto 8 crackers, which are then placed on the baking tray.
Put another cracker on top of the mixture to form a sandwich. Finally put it in the freezer for at least 3 hours or better overnight. Enjoy whenever you need a treat. Make sure to let them sit for a few minutes, if you had them in the freezer for a long time.
Let me know how your smudgies turned out in the comments section!