Thursday, 6 September 2012

Grilled Chocolate Banana Melt, Oven & Campfire Method.......

    A banana version of s'mores with chocolate, marshmallows, 
    and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.

  • 1 banana, peeled
  • 2 tablespoons miniature marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, slightly crushed

  1. Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  2. Slice banana lengthwise and slightly open. Place on a rectangle of aluminum foil.
  3. Insert marshmallows and chocolate chips into the sliced banana.
  4. Wrap banana up in foil and cook on the grill for 5-6 minutes.
  5. Unwrap banana and top with cereal. After melt has slightly cooled eat with a spoon.
OVEN METHOD: Cook in the OVEN at 400 degrees for 5-6 minutes.
CAMPFIRE METHOD: Keep peel on banana; slice lengthwise twice, lift up flap of peel, slice banana and add chocolate and marshmallows as above. Replace peel flap and wrap banana with foil. Let the flames die down before adding banana packets directly to fire. Cook 3-5 minutes, or just until soft and melty. Use tongs to remove from fire. Carefully unwrap and unpeel banana to eat.

Decided to take this idea one step further and combine this idea with a banana split, because, why not? First we made vanilla ice cream. We used David Lebovitz Vanilla Ice Cream recipe, it’s the best vanilla ice cream I’ve ever tasted. Of course this is purely an optional first step, you can use store-bought ice cream, but if you have an ice cream maker, try this one out, it really is, so unbelievably good. So onto the banana s’more part, we used crushed graham crackers instead of cereal, everyone decorated their banana boats and we smooshed them together and wrapped them in tin foil. We made a fire in our fire pit but you can also put them in the oven with similar results, just without the fun grilling bananas over a fire part.