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