Light Bites for Summer Nights

Summer should be filled with delicious foods made with only the freshest ingredients. Whether you’re looking for something to do, or in need of a quick recipe on your way to a cookout, these treats will not disappoint! Here are 5 super simple recipes inspired by the best summer ingredients that we love.

#1] BANANA BOAT

We are obsessed with this recipe! It’s fun to make + everyone gets to design their own.

INGREDIENTS 

— 1 Banana [per person] — Peanut Butter [or any nut butter of your choice !] — Dark Chocolate Chips [we love using shredded coconut + crushed nuts too!] — Tinfoil

DIRECTIONS

#1] Preheat your grill to a medium heat
#2] Peel the Banana + place it on a sheet of tinfoil
#3] Drizzle on a generous amount of nut butter
#4] Top it off with toppings of your choice
#5] Wrap your banana up tight [your toppings are going to melt + no one wants a leaky banana boat!] #6] Place on the grill at medium heat for 5 minutes + enjoy!
*This can also be done in an oven at 350 ℉ for 5 minutes if you don’t have access to a grill : ) 

#2] FROZEN CHOCOLATE COVERED FRUIT

This recipe is perfect for those hot July days — easy, refreshing + oh so sweet!

INGREDIENTS 

— Choice of fruit [our favorites are bananas, pineapples + cherries!] — Dark Chocolate Chips 

DIRECTIONS 

#1] Freeze your desired fruit for at least an hour
#2] Melt the chocolate starting with 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir + then repeat with 15 second increments until it is evenly melted
#3] Dip your frozen fruit in the chocolate + place it on a tray covered in parchment paper
#4] Put your fruit back in the freezer until the chocolate hardens. They can be kept in the freezer for a few months, but if you’re anything like us, they won’t last nearly that long ; ).

#3] COCONUT COOKIES

Anyone else instantly feel like they’re on the beach when eating coconut? Whether you live in the tropics or not, these cookies will bring you there with just 3 ingredients!

INGREDIENTS 

— 1 cup Unsweetened Shredded Coconut
— 3 tbsp Coconut Oil
— 1 tbsp Honey
— ¼ tsp Vanilla Extract

— Optional: toppings [we love a dark chocolate drizzle!]

DIRECTIONS 

#1] Melt the coconut oil [only takes a few seconds in the microwave] #2] Combine all the ingredients in a bowl
#3] Form balls with the coconut mixture [this may be hard as the mixture should be pretty crumbly] #4] Place on parchment paper + put in the fridge until firm
#5] Drizzle with chocolate or other desired toppings + enjoy!

#4] GRILLED PEACHES

With only 3 ingredients, it doesn’t get much simpler than this!

INGREDIENTS 

— 1 Peach
— Cinnamon
— 1 tbsp Coconut Oil

DIRECTIONS

#1] Cut peach in half, remove the pit + rub a small amount of coconut oil on both sides
#2] Place the peach halves on the grill at a medium to low heat
#3] Cook until the peach begins to soften + flip [about 3 minutes on each side] #4] Remove when the peach is fully softened
#5] Sprinkle on some cinnamon + enjoy with a friend!

#5] PEANUT BUTTER BLISS BALLS

We cannot resist a recipe that calls for chocolate + peanut butter! These are so easy to make + perfect for bringing to a cookout, picnic, roadtrip or eating straight out of the fridge.

INGREDIENTS 

— 2 cups Peanut Butter
— ¾ cup Almond Flour
— ½ cup Honey
— Dark Chocolate Chips

DIRECTIONS

#1] Combine the peanut butter, almond flour, + honey in a bowl
#2] Roll the dough into 1 inch balls + place on parchment paper
#3] Melt the chocolate chips starting with 30 seconds in the microwave. Stir + repeat in 15 second increments
#4] Spoon some chocolate on top of the balls [or dunk them in!] #5] Place in the fridge until the chocolate has hardened + share with friends!

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