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Turn Up the Yum! for Dia Del Niño! Did you know that many Latin American countries through out the world have a special holiday for children? It’s called Dia Del Niño. Well, I’m going to help you celebrate with this delicious after school snack to surprise your children–Chips Ahoy Peanut Butter Banana Quesadilla
The World Conference for the Well-being of Children in Geneva, Switzerland, proclaimed June 1 to be International Children’s Day in 1959. But even before The World Conference, Mexico had already added this day April 30th as their Children’s Day long before the United Nations got together in 1925. It’s actually celebrated on different days throughout the world, in Ecuador it’s in June.
I was inspired by the Chips Ahoy! Sweet Plantain Quesadilla recipe I saw on their website here. These recipes are a new Nabisco spin on traditional favorites. Well, I came up with something similar but I used peanut butter and bananas instead.
Plantains are similar to bananas in how they look but you can’t eat them raw and they have a different texture. You have to cook them and once they are cooked they have a similar taste to a banana. I was raised in a Mexican family and plantains were a staple in our home. We ate them friend, roasted, boiled… My personal favorite was fried plantains in my scrambled eggs. I know it sounds weird but I highly recommend it. Anyways, for the recipe below you can use plantains or bananas if you prefer.
Merienda (snack) time is of utter importance for my 3 growing boys. My kids thrive on two meriendas throughout their day, they make sure to pack it in their lunch and when they are home from school they always ask for it at 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. on the dot.
I love how simple this yummy treat is I would even serve it for as a party treat!
Chips Ahoy Peanut Butter Banana Quesadilla
- Wheat Tortillas
- Peanut Butter
- Chips Ahoy cookies
- optional–cooking spray
1. Spread peanut butter over one tortilla. Then add slices of bananas and sprinkle with cinnamon. Fold it in half.
2. You don’t have to heat up your tortillas but I highly recommend it because it causes everything to melt together inside the tortilla and it’s simply delicious. Spray your tortillas with non-stick spray on one side. When I have my preschooler make it, he makes it without using any heat.
3. Place on top of your comal (griddle) for about 1 or 2 minutes until it’s golden brown. Enjoy it whole or slice in half!
The variations are limitless you can use nutella instead of peanut butter or cream cheese. You can add strawberries or any other fruit. Stop by the Pinterest board with more delicious recipes for you to enjoy!
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