Dressed Bananas

"When I was a kid I never went to a card party or gathering of any kind without seeing dressed bananas on the table. My Dad alone would go through at least a banana and a half!! People would ask my mother to make these and bring them as a dish for potluck parties, so I was in charge of smearing on the mayo. They sound odd when you read the ingredients, but just give them a try. I loved them then, and I have to admit, I make them every now and again now! Of course now I choose a healthier mayo :)"
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Ready In:
3 dressed bananas


  • 1 banana, per person
  • 1 tablespoon mayonnaise, enough to coat the banana
  • 14 cup dry roasted salted peanut, chopped


  • Chop the peanuts into small pieces. They should be like the chopped peanuts you sprinkle on a sundae.
  • Peel the banana, and cut into 3 pieces. Smaller bananas will make 2 sections.
  • Rub the outside of the banana with a thin coat of mayo. Just enough for the peanuts to stick. Too much will just make them a goopy mess. You can use a brush for this, but I always just used my nice clean hands. It's just enough to make the banana shiny with the mayo coating. You may not use the entire 1 Tbsp of mayo, so don't worry if you have some leftover.
  • Roll the banana in the chopped peanuts to completely cover. There should be an even coating of peanuts on the banana pieces, in a single layer.
  • Put them on the serving plate, and wrap the plate with plastic wrap. Put them in the fridge until ready to eat. These are best if eaten the same day so the nuts stay crunchy!

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  1. gailanng
    This is a new one on me. Look here: 8-) That's my surprise face. The kid's loved 'em.
  2. La Dilettante
    What a hoot! Delicious. My mom would smear peanut butter on a sliced banana, dab some mayonnaise on top, and I LOVED IT! Crunchy peanuts on top would gild the lily!


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