Peanut Butter Banana Honey Fold-Overs


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These Peanut Butter Banana Honey Fold-Overs are a new favorite at the Bowman household.  My 3 girls have simply HAD IT with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, and were delighted to find something different in their lunch box.  I love that I found something just as easy to make as a sandwich, tastes amazing & is healthy to boot!

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I’ve made peanut butter honey chia rollups before, but these fold-overs have gone over much better with my kids.  They are easier to make, too.  Instead of chia being sprinkled inside, these tortillas have chia AND flax in them — thank you Trader Joes!  It is so hard to find a store – bought tortilla that does not have hydrogenated oils or tons of preservatives in them.  I have searched high and low with little luck, until shopping at Trader Joes.  These stay quite soft and chewy which my girls love.

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I just recently started homeschooling my middle girl, 13-year-old Colsie, so now I am down to making just 2 lunches a day.  To make 2 of these Peanut Butter Banana Fold-Overs, I use one banana, sliced.

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I simply spread a couple of tablespoons of peanut butter in the middle, then use raw honey on the sides which serves perfectly as the ‘glue’ to hold these fold-overs together.  I slice 1/2 a banana, arrange the slices in the middle to fit on top of the peanut butter, the fold the two honeyed sides into the middle.  The banana stays nice and secure in the middle, and does not turn all icky and brown.

If sliced in half, they fit perfectly in our favorite Sistema lunch cube.  If you have never seen these cubes you are missing out.  They have made packing lunches almost fun…almost…packing lunches is never my favorite chore. Read more about the lunch cubes in my Best Way To Pack A Lunch Post.

Don’t limit these to just lunches!  They make a great breakfast or after-school snack.

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Peanut Butter Banana Honey Fold-Overs

2 Tortillas of your choice

4 Tbsp Peanut Butter, divided

4 Tbsp Honey, divided

1 Banana, sliced & divided

Spread both tortillas with 2 Tbsp of honey and peanut butter, with the peanut butter in the middle and the honey on the outer two sides, as shown in the above pictures.  Divide the banana slices between the two tortillas and arrange in a single layer.  Fold over, using the honey as a ‘glue’.

2 Ingredient Butterfinger Cookie Bars

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My husbands favorite candy bar is Butterfinger.  He loves them! He makes grunting noises when he eats them–no joke.

My youngest wanted to make him a fun, homemade gift for his birthday, and was determined to find a recipe that utilized her Daddy’s favorite candy bar.  She has become quite the baker this last year, and it is one of her favorite ways to show love to others.  It is a bonus that she gets to lick the spoon and bowl and serve herself a sweet piece of whatever she makes for others.  I have yet to convince her to make a vegetable dish.  She is all about desserts!

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She got busy searching Pinterest for a Butterfinger candy bar recipe.  I was happy when she found this recipe for Butterfinger Cookie Bars–happy that it was simple, only used 2 ingredients, and wouldn’t mess the kitchen up too much. This would not be a recipe that we would work at making healthy–not when a candy bar is the main character!  Instead, we embraced the junk food as a way to celebrate the most special man in both of our lives.

As you can see from that smile, he loved them!

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Butterfinger Cookie Bars–Recipe Inspiration from Pip & Ebby

Servings: 20

Ready in: 40 minutes

Ingredients:
16.5-oz. package refrigerated sugar cookie dough, at room temp

6 Butterfinger bars, 5 whole and 1 coarsely chopped

Directions:
1.Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8×8-inch baking dish with cooking spray and set aside.

2. Press half of the cookie dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with 5 whole Butterfinger bars. Top that with the remaining cookie dough mixture. Bake in the preheated oven for 18-20 minutes, or until dough is cooked through (test with a toothpick).

3.Remove from oven and top with remaining chopped Butterfinger bar. Let cool and cut into small squares.

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Enjoy…then go eat a serving of vegetables!