Banana HiFi Buddy Bars—Prototype 1:

Let's go bananas with this one! Plan ahead by taking two medium-to-large sized bananas (enough to make 8 ounces of puree) and let them get ripe. Then peel and puree them (a blender or food processor is recommended here) just before using in the recipe that follows:

16 oz. whipped lowfat cottage cheese
6 oz. banana puree
1 tbsp. skim milk
(blend the above three ingredients before adding the next three ones below)
1/3 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla (next to last ingredient here!)
8.8 oz. Bran Buds, ground up

6 oz. melted, white chocolate
2 oz. banana puree
1 teaspoon vanilla (last ingredient here!)

Fit all this into a 9" x 9" pan, and chill until firm.
Looks like banana puree was too thin to let the filling get firm. Even when I put this recipe in the freezer, as opposed to the refrigerator, this still did not work out well enough.

Therefore, I took the pan out, let it sit at room temperature for perhaps about a half hour, then dumped the whole thing into a bowl.

And I blended the crust and filling together (this took considerable effort)!

Then I put this combined mixture back into the pan and placed it all into the freezer. After perhaps at least roughly a couple of hours, I cut up the bars from it.
Banana HiFi Buddy Bars—Prototype 1

Even then, the bars tended to be very soft when allowed to be at refrigerator temperature. Although the texture seemed to resemble cookie dough, the taste (at least to me) was very delicious—a nice, "melt in your mouth" experience and a terrific banana flavor.

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