20 Mar 2012

funky monkeys

I'm rocking out to some great - albeit weird - music right now and I don't wanna stop playing it so my writing will be pretty brief; since I can't concentrate on listening to music and pay attention to what I'm writing at the same time! All you need to know, is that these are delicious and possess magical properties.


They are frozen banana slices covered in raw dark chocolate, then rolled in coconut chunks, goji berries, and raw jungle peanuts. NOM! Who couldn't love that? Anyway, you can change up the mix however you want. Don't like (or have) goji berries? Use another dried berry... or no berry at all. Use different kinds of nuts too. If you're allergic to coconut - put something else on.

I called them funky monkeys because monkeys eat bananas... and they're funky because they're covered in chocolate, berries and nuts! Plus, it hopefully got your attention. Something magical and delicious happens when you let them thaw for about 30 minutes after taking them out of the freezer. The bananas get the consistency of ice cream - they melt and become all gooey and sweeter. So be patient and let them soften a little before chowing down, it's worth it. 


Funky Monkeys: makes... however many you want! 

1/2 recipe for raw chocolate (or you can use a melted dark chocolate bar)
3 bananas
1/2 cup mix of goji berries, coconut chunks and peanuts

Peel and slice the bananas. Dip/cover in the chocolate and then roll in the nut/coconut/berry mix. Put them on wax paper on a tray and stick in the freezer for 1-2 hours. When they're frozen, take them out and wait 30 minutes or so, until you see the bananas start to "melt". Devour. 

NOTE: If you have left-over chocolate... well yeah. I don't consider this a problem so nevermind.  


13 comments:

Emily Nell said...

Holy crap. All of my favorite foods....combined! I can't wait to get home for break and try this.

Emily von Euw said...

Ahaha yes! The best snack involves nuts, chocolate and bananas.

cookingwithlysa said...

Super foods combined, how can this now be an incredible snack !!

Sunday Morning Banana Pancakes said...

Um yes please! These look totally addicting, like I could eat the entire batch in one sitting - such pretty photos too!

Annie! said...

Hey! I LOVE your blog! It's now on my list of blogs I read everyday :) I was just wondering...what exactly are raw jungle peanuts? This is something I had not heard of until I started learning more and more about a raw food diet.

Emily von Euw said...

The kindness and abundance of nature!! Hahaha

Emily von Euw said...

I did.

Emily von Euw said...

Thank you so much, Annie! Yes, I first thought they sounded a little weird as well. They're just a type of peanut that is delicious and edible raw (unlike conventional... I know NOW first hand they are TERRIBLE raw). They ARE a little hard to find though. They're available online though. But if you don't want to buy them - just use any other kind of raw nut =) Almonds, walnuts, cashews, pistachios, hazelnuts, etc.

Annie! said...

Cool! Thanks Emily - and thanks for the heads up that conventional peanuts are bad raw. I hadn't tried yet!!! :)

Keep on bloggin, Girl!!!!

Maria said...

I saw these on Pinterest and pinned them immediately! LOVE! As a raw vegan newbie, these are surely on my list of favorite things to try! Thanks you for sharing! <3

Emily von Euw said...

Thank YOU, Maria =) So excited to hear about your raw journey - keep me updated!

Robert said...

Awwww Emily have just made your wee funky chunky monkey snacks and they are delicious I can't stop eating them,,,I follow a vegan diet but also sugar free too so your recipes are an inspiration and of course scrumdiddllyumptious!!!!!!... Now to keep some for my friends I'm going to post pictures of them on vegan face book group so you will hopefully see an increase in hits once I mention you..... Robert. X

Emily von Euw said...

@Robert - thank you!! send me a link!! :)