Frozen Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Loaf

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Frozen Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Banana Loaf
PREP: 40 MINS TOTAL TIME: 3 HOURS 30 MINS SERVINGS:16

Even if it’s cold outside, you can’t go wrong combining chocolate and peanut butter. May I suggest adding a beverage of red wine, or perhaps the Mexican Hot Chocolate recipe that I shared if your chocolate addiction runs deep like mine. Enjoy Chocolate friends of TenaciousM!

INGREDIENTS

12 ounces semisweet chocolate, chopped into small pieces
3/4 cup creamy peanut butter
2 ripe bananas
1 cup heavy cream, whipped to stiff peaks (about 2 cups)
1/2 cup roasted salted peanuts, chopped
Nonstick cooking spray and waxed paper, for loaf pan

DIRECTIONS

STEP 1
Coat an 8 1/2-by-4 1/2-inch loaf pan with cooking spray; line with waxed paper, leaving overhang on both long sides. Set aside.

STEP 2
Melt chocolate; cool to room temperature. Meanwhile, in a food processor, puree bananas until smooth.

STEP 3
Stir peanut butter into cooled chocolate until combined, then stir in banana puree. Gently fold in whipped cream until combined. Pour into prepared pan; top with peanuts. Fold waxed paper over top; wrap tightly in plastic. Freeze until firm, at least 3 hours.

STEP 4
To serve: Remove loaf from pan (run a hot towel across sides and bottom of pan, if necessary). Slice about 1/2 inch thick, as needed.

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