Friday, September 11, 2009

BSI: Chocolate (Entry 1: Banana Boat)

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!

Mmm, all gone!


Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

That looks so good Christina!

I've never made that before!

I Love nutella and pretty much have those ingredients on hand all the time. I am totally going to try this!

A@ Please Don't Eat Me! said...

nicely done!

Cyndi said...

Oh. My. God.

I was going to berate you mercilessly for daring to say you don't like the holy grail of desserts. That is until you posted this. Banana AND chocolate AND it's WARM??!! This is nirvana for me.

How does this work, do we vote for you or does the host pick the winner?

LizNoVeggieGirl said...

No worries, I used to hate chocolate - but now I'm a MAJOR chocoholic, which is kind of funny, haha :-D

DELISH banana boats!

Kristine said...

We used to make these at Girl Scout camp. They are even better when you heat them over a campfire! Mmmm....maybe I need to show my boys how to make them!

Christina said...

haha Cyndi you are cracking me up! For this particular contest the host picks a winner based on the recipes submitted. I'll be submitting some pics this week for the BFF contest, and that is based on voting.

VeggieGirl I was just catching up on your site earlier today! I saw that you've been munching away on dark chocolate and had to get excited that I have my pic in front of the same store in NYC from my last visit there!

Kristine these would be SO fun for kids. Besides a knife to cut the banana (you could even use a plastic one) it's just stuff and bake! They're in control!

Anonymous said...

Christina, no wonder I love you. you and I both are the few people on Earth who DON'T like chocolate!
But Nutella? now that's different!

Nowheymama said...

OK, so I finally figured out what "BSI" stands for. I'm a little slow.

test it comm said...

That is one nice way to dress up a basnana!

Anonymous said...

I almost made these this summer with your cousins but opted for the s'mores instead. This would have been much safer. ha-ha!

nora@ffr said...

vat a great idea!! love it!! yumm

Nicole Chow said...

OMG! I've never heard or seen such a thing! It looks truly amazing and probably tastes even better. Thanks for the great recipe :)