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Believe it or not it’s an actual thing!

I don’t know if you know this….but I love animal crackers. Obviously I couldn’t let the day go by without mentioning and celebrating!

National Animal Crackers Day History

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THE RECIPE

In honor of the holiday I decided to create my very own animal-cracker including recipe! The combination of animal cracker + banana + chocolate chip will have you feeling like a kid again in no time!

Animal Cracker Banana Bites -- The Adventures of Z and K

Besides animal crackers, another thing I love are short ingredients list and this recipe has just that: animal crackers, banana, nuts, chocolate. That’s it!

STEP 1: Add 2 cups of animal crackers to a food processor and blend into crumbs.

Animal Cracker Banana Bite Recipe- crumble animal crackers

STEP 2: Add 2 overly ripe bananas and mix thoroughly. Roll into balls (I had enough for 7).

Animal Cracker Banana Bite Recipe

STEP 3: Prepare coating by combining additional animal crackers with 1/4 cup pecans (or any other nut) and 1TBSP dark chocolate chips. Pulse to blend.

Animal Cracker Banana Bite Recipe

STEP 4: Roll balls into coating and place onto cookie sheet.

Animal Cracker Banana Bite Recipe

Animal Cracker Banana Bite Recipe

STEP 5: Bake at 375 for ~10-15 minutes. Let cool. Eat!

Animal Cracker Banana Bite from The Adventures of Z and K

Animal Cracker Banana Bite from The Adventures of Z and K

Animal Cracker Banana Bite from The Adventures of Z and K

Just in case this wasn’t enough for you. Here are some other recipes to check out!

Lemon Pie with Animal Cracker Crust from Domestic Fits.

Make Your Own Cocoa Animal Crackers  from Dying for Chocolate.

Two Ingredient Funfetti Dip w/ Animal Crackers from…me!

Now go forth and celebrate this National holiday!

-K

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