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Baked Banana And Chocolate

Leftover Easter eggs? Chocolate from a kid’s party? Halloween treats lying around? I give you the 2 ingredient baked banana and chocolate dessert.

In fact in the summer, don’t bake it, lash these little parcels onto the BBQ and serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

What makes this dessert sublime?

Is it the simplicity? How easy it is to put together?

Is it because there is virtually no cleaning up to do?

Is it because it uses up blackened bananas and leftover chocolate?

Heck I really don’t care about all these things.

IT JUST TASTES GOOD.

You will need:

  • Tin Foil
  • Oven proof baking dish/tray
  • Sharp knife
  • Ripe bananas
  • Bashed up chocolate

Method

Tear your tin foil, think about A4 size. Slice your banana down the middle, leaving the top & tail on. Stuff the cut with as much chocolate as you like. Don’t be limited by just Easter Egg whatever you have with chocolate in it is grand, also marshmallows, chocolate spread, peanut butter all work fantastically.

Baked Banana & Chocolate from Wholesome Ireland - Irish Food & Parenting Blog

Wrap each banana loosely in the tin foil. Transfer to the oven proof dish if baking in the oven. Put the dish into a preheated oven at 200 degrees Celcius or If cooking on the BBQ put each parcel directly onto the grill.Baked Banana & Chocolate from Wholesome Ireland - Irish Food & Parenting Blog

The cooking times are as follows:

  • Firm banana & melted chocolate = 10 minutes
  • Slightly squishy banana & melted chocolate = 15 minutes
  • Ooey-gooey-squishy, eat-with-a-spoon messy loveliness = 17 minutes

Be careful opening the parcels as even though the tinfoil is relatively cool on the outside, there is plenty of steam trapped inside. Squeeze the banana out of its skin and serve as it is or with a scoop of ice cream on top.

Baked Banana & Chocolate from Wholesome Ireland - Irish Food & Parenting Blog

It’s not high-falutin’ food but simple flavours and ways of cooking them have a way of becoming gourmet flavours.

  • The Clothesline.ie

    I love it! I can totally not **** this up. I shall report back tomorrow, thank you!!!

    • http://wholesomeireland.com/ Wholesome Ireland

      Oh gawd the pressure. I hope it works out, you’re my toughest tester!

      • The Clothesline.ie

        I may even report back with photographic evidence!

        • http://wholesomeireland.com/ Wholesome Ireland

          *faints* If you do I will share it as evidence on my facebook page. The excitement.

  • http://www.thecrazykitchen.co.uk/ HELEN

    I used to hate bananas but I love them now, especially cooked like this – or shoved in the microwave if I’m in a hurry…with a pinch of cinnamon…ooh hungry now!

    • http://wholesomeireland.com/ Wholesome Ireland

      Oh cinnamon is great for you too. Lovely Helen!

      • http://www.thecrazykitchen.co.uk/ HELEN

        even better…sort of cancels out the ice cream then? ;-)

        • http://wholesomeireland.com/ Wholesome Ireland

          But of course it does….. ;)

  • Mairéad Ni Rodaigh

    As my son would say ‘does this count for one of my five a day?’

    • http://wholesomeireland.com/ Wholesome Ireland

      Máiréad it certainly does!

  • Karen Warr

    Haven’t had these since I was a kid – in Girl Scouts we used to add marshmallows, too, wrap them and throw them on the campfire to cook. Delicious!

    • http://wholesomeireland.com/ Wholesome Ireland

      Oh yes. Simply amazing with marshmallows. YUM!