Banana Julius and Peanut Butter Cookies – a 15 min or less dessert

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The hubs and I love watching America’s  Got Talent. We have followed it for three seasons now. Every Wednesday (we watch it on Hulu) during the season we snuggle during an episode of it after the kids go to bed, and if I can pull it off enjoy a special treat. When I do get a treat made it needs to get together quickly, while Mark is putting the kids to bed. A few weeks ago we had a plate full of peanut butter cookies and two tall glasses of Banana Julius.  Both came together very quickly, and they tasted amazing. The smoothie was frothy and rich and the cookies were chewy and had a great salty and sweet ratio.

Peanut Butter Cookies 
recipe at Taste of Home , below is the slightly adapted ingredients I used.

1/2 c. peanut butter
1/2 sugar (sucanat is a good choice if you have it)
1-2 T molasses*
1 1/4 c old fashioned oats
1/2 t soda
1 egg

I suggest adding:
1 t vanilla, I would have but was out.

*Sugar with a little molasses is all most brown sugars are. Since adding a touch of molasses to sugar is WAY cheaper then buying brown sugar that is what I do and it is one less thing I need to buy.

While those are in the oven make your smoothie.

Banana Julius 

3 bananas (better if they are frozen)
1.5 t vanilla
2 eggs (optional, I would leave out if you do not know your source of eggs)
2 T sugar or 1.5 T honey or maple syrup
2 cups cow or coconut milk
3 cups ice

Put everything but the ice in your blender and whiz together until frothy. Add the ice and blend. Enjoy!


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  1. Looks delicious, did you mean to leave out the egg in your recipe?

  2. Thanks, I’ll give it a try

  3. Looks great! Thanks for the tip on molasses and sugar, I’ll have to remember that one.

  4. This was SO good! Thanks for sharing! My kids were in love with it also, of course! I used the powdered egg white and coconut nectar for the sweetener. Didn’t need as much ice since we used frozen bananas. YUM! Thanks again!!! :)

    • Glad you liked it! I have never used coconut nectar before, sounds interesting. I mostly stick to honey, date paste, sorghum, and molasses. :D