No Bake Lazy Cake
By: Pearl Maalouf BS, FMSC, CPT, CF-L1
Robert and I love sweets…but not the calories that come with it. Or the artificial flavoring/preservatives/colors/etc that you might find in sweet treats outside the house. So I like to make desserts at home so we can indulge knowing exactly what we’re eating was made from. BUT I don’t always have time to make dessert. So this recipe came about a few weeks ago when hubby wanted something sweet but we were in the middle of a heat wave so there was no way I was turning on the oven…or moving away from my spot in front of the A/C. 🙂
In this recipe I used two ingredients which you *may* not have, I used a powdered peanut butter – which I’ve referenced in our Food Resources page – which is PB but with 1/3 of the calories and 85% less fat per serving. I got mine from Wesley’s Wholesale (in Leb) but international readers can easily find it online at Amazon, just click on the link above! Of course you can use any PB you like–but I gotta tell you, this is supposed to be a healthy dessert after all, PLEASE use a natural PB, where the ingredients are just Peanuts, salt, and maybe some sugar. That’s it. Nothing else. Ok, maybe you can use almond butter if you want. But really, keep it natural guys! 🙂
The chocolate topping that I used is 85% Lindt Chocolate. IF that scares you–don’t worry you can use whatever chocolate you like. Just know that the higher percentage it is, the more ACTUAL chocolate is in there. Like real chocolate, from the cocoa bean! Not sugars or any other additives they sub in. Of course we worked our way up to 85% over the course of a few months. I literally went to the chocolate aisle and bought 50%, 60%, 65%, 70% etc and got accustomed to the taste. Now if I even smell milk chocolate it seems SO sweet and not at all like chocolate to me! But I digress….let’s get to the recipe already!
- 1 Rice cake
- 1 tablespoon PB Fit peanut butter powder
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 Medium Banana, sliced
- 1 Square Lindt 85% dark chocolate (or whatever chocolate you prefer), melted
- 1 teaspoon honey (optional)
- Mix peanut butter powder and water to create paste.
- Spread PB and honey over rice cake.
- Place banana pieces on top.
- Take a spoonful of chocolate and drizzle it on top.
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