3 Healthy Desserts Without All the Fuss

2. Chocolate–Peanut Butter Banana Splits

I love an old-fashioned banana split. but I have to say, I might love these even more. I replace the crushed pineapple and strawberries found in a traditional banana split with peanuts, peanut butter, and peanut butter cups. As far as I’m concerned, this combination can do no wrong! I don’t take out the cherry or whipped cream, though—those are non-negotiable.


PREP TIME: 10 minutes SERVES: 2

¼ cup jarred hot fudge sauce 
2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
2 bananas, halved lengthwise
4 scoops vanilla ice cream
2 tablespoons peanuts, chopped
¼ cup chopped peanut butter cups
Whipped cream
2 maraschino cherries

1. Prepare. Warm the hot fudge sauce according to the jar instructions. Place the peanut butter in a small microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for 15 seconds, until warm.
2. Assemble. Place the banana halves in two bowls. Top each with 2 scoops of ice cream, hot fudge sauce, warm peanut butter, chopped peanuts, and peanut butter cups.
3. Top it off. Top each with some whipped cream and a cherry. Serve and enjoy.

SWAP: You can swap the peanuts, peanut butter, and peanut butter cups for almonds, almond butter, and almond butter cups, or for chocolate-covered almonds.

Per serving: Calories: 819; Total fat: 47g; Total carbs: 95g; Sugar: 65g; Protein: 14g; Fiber: 6g; Sodium: 272mg