These might just be the best snacks since Ants on a Log (I hate the name “Ants on a Log,” though. Just thought I should tell you.)

I came up with this little concoction when I wanted chocolate but was trying to cut out sugar. Normally, on a day when I want candy but there isn’t any to be had, I scoop a little bit of peanut butter out of the jar with a teaspoon and roll it in chocolate chips. That doesn’t work so well when I’m avoiding sugar, though. I tried the same idea with natural peanut butter rolled in cacao nibs, which sort of worked, but tasted closer to dirt than a Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup substitute. When I added the banana, the problem was solved. It sweetens the entire snack, and makes it more filling, so I’m not still scouting around the kitchen for something else to eat.

Try these. I know you’ll love them.

bananas with peanut butter and cacao nibs

If you want something other than peanut butter for this, you might want to try that cashew butter I posted the other day. I actually prefer it to the peanut butter in this recipe.

2 teaspoons cacao nibs
1 banana, cut into 1 1/2 inch pieces
2 tablespoons peanut butter (or cashew butter)

Pour cacao nibs on a plate. Spread a small amount of peanut butter on each piece of banana, and dip in cacao nibs.