Friday, January 16, 2009

Blue Hawaii Bagels

Here's another great snack for parties or just when you get the munchies. There's no herbs in this recipe but boy is it good! I think Elvis would have approved.

Blue Hawaii Bagels

6 frozen blueberry bagels, thawed
1 large banana
1 (8 oz.) package of Neufchatel cheese, softened
1 (8 oz.) carton blueberry low-fat yogurt
1 (8 oz.) can sweetened crushed pineapple, drained
1/2 t. coconut extract
2 T. unsweetened flaked coconut, toasted
1 T. finely chopped blanched almonds, toasted

Cut each bagel into 4 slices, using a serrated knife; cut each slice in half. Place on an ungreased baking sheet.

Bake at 300 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until crisp and lightly browned. Set bagels aside.

Place banana in a container of an electric blender or food processor, cover, and process until smooth.

Beat cheese at medium speed in an electric mixer until fluffy; add pureed banana and yogurt, beating until smooth.
Stir in pineapple and extract; cover and chill thoroughly.

Top dip mixture with toasted coconut and almonds just before serving.

Yield: 48 servings

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1 comment:

Mildred said...

Oh boy! I'm going to be busy now. Nalley loves coconut and bagels and with the addition of blueberries, banana and almonds this will become a favorite. What a unique recipe. Thanks for sharing and have a good weekend.