Hold onto your seats, you're not going to believe this.
I don't like chocolate.
There, I said it. Yes, I know I'm a woman and I'm supposed to genetically not be able to live without the stuff, but really it just does nothing for me.
Growing up I traded all of my Halloween or Easter candy with my brother, or I'd just give it to my parents. My parents would always buy me a white chocolate version of the Easter bunny, or my Easter basket would instead be filled with trinkets and toys.
So it's actually kind of funny that this weeks BSI (hosted by London Foodie in NY) is chocolate and I'm not only submitting 1, but 2 entries!
This is the first one, inspired wholeheartedly by Honest and Truly's banana boat shot that won Laura's BFF contest!
A banana boat! I hadn't remembered them in years, but as soon as I saw the picture I remembered my Girl Scout years, with camping trips in my backyard (my mom was the leader) and tossing these foil wrapped packages into the campfire for an ooey, gooey warm dessert.
You will need:
1 banana, sliced lengthwise
stuffings of choice (chocolate, marshmallows, jams, fruit, peanut butter, nuts, etc.)
To start, slice a banana lengthwise, and pinch both ends to pop it open some. Don't cut all the way through, just through the top peel and the fruit.
Next, stuff it with anything your heart desires! For this particular banana I used cream cheese, mini marshmallows, and Nutella!
Wrap the foil around the banana and make a little pouch. You can bake it, throw it on the grill, throw it on a campfire, or be like me and throw it in a toaster oven! 400° for about 15 minutes and I could smell it was ready!
Unwrap the foil carefully, avoiding any steam, and simply eat right out of the peel! The first bite took me back to childhood, just like an old, familiar smell!
What is it about bananas that makes them 3,000 times better once they're warm? This was delicious - chocolate and all!