Prep 10 mins
Cook 15 mins
This is an easy recipe I created one night when having a group of friends over for dinner. Instead of a complicated, fancy dessert, I aimed for the child within in creating something simple and fun. Everyone loved the warm banana covered in melted peanut butter and chocolate with a scoop of vanilla ice cream on top. For an interesting presentation, serve and eat everything right out of the banana peel. Or if you don't care about aesthetics, you can squeeze the banana and stuffing out of the peel. Either way, it's delicious!
- 2 bananas, whole with peels attached
- 1⁄2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 1⁄2 cup peanut butter
- 1 cup vanilla ice cream (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350°F.
- Hold a whole banana (with peel still closed and attached) with out-curve facing downward on a flat surface. Slit down the in-curve of the banana from top to bottom through the peel but not through the fruit inside. The peel on the out-curve should remain untouched.
- Carefully open the slit of the peel, being careful not to detach from top or bottom.
- Evenly spread 1/4 cup peanut butter inside the peel on both sides of the fruit.
- Top fruit inside and peanut butter with 1/4 cup chocolate chips.
- Close peel as well as possible around the banana and stuffing and wrap entire banana with aluminum foil.
- Repeat with remaining banana.
- Bake for 10-15 minutes.
- Allow to cool for 5 minutes and carefully remove aluminum foil.
- Carefully arrange each banana upright on each serving dish and serve hot topped with 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream on each (if desired).
With a some mini marshmellows added while baking (I used the BBQ)... this was a rich sweet treat by children really enjoyed. [Made for AUS/NZ Recipe Swap #19 Aug 08]