The kids will love getting their fingers messy making these treats. Chocolate and bananas are a great flavor combination, especially when using antioxidant-rich dark chocolate.
My friend gave me a plaque that read, “Chocolate comes from cocoa, which comes out of a tree. That makes it a plant. Therefore, chocolate counts as a salad.”
While that may be a stretch, it begs the question … how does chocolate fit into a healthy eating plan?
Homemade trail mix is superior to store bought for many reasons. You control the individual ingredients (no more picking out only what you like from expensive store bought mixes). Use this recipe as a basis for individualizing your trail mix. And get your kids involved too!
Using cocoa powder in baking is nothing new, but olive oil? Believe it or not, this cake is very good! The use of yogurt keeps it moist. Sprinkle with powdered sugar instead of a super-sweet icing, and serve with berries for an antioxidant-loaded dessert!