This is definitely not a recipe, but it is one of my favourite treats.
I ate a lot of these as a child and I still love them now and eat them at least twice a week. I’m pretty sure these can count as one of your five-a-day….?
They only take a couple of minutes to make – and then you are ready to tuck into warm banana with ooozy gooey chocolate. Who wouldn’t like that? Well, people who don’t like bananas…my sister. But for other people…Yum. Serve with a dollop of ice cream and you could get away with serving them as a pudding.
I’ve just stuffed mine with plain milk chocolate here, as it happens to be my most favourite way to eat them. But after YEARS of research, I can assure you that all variety of chocolate bars work very well. You are welcome.
Two of my favourites are a mixture of white, milk and dark chocolate, or Mars Bars work like a dream
So, simply take a banana
And roll him into the recovery position.
You now want to remove a piece of banana skin about 1/2 cm wide. So slice two lines down the middle of the banana, and then peel this strip off.
Now cut your chocolate or chocolate bar of choice into shards.
Push the chocolate into the banana all the way along the length of the banana. Try not the pierce the banana skin as then the chocolate can escape out the bottom. You don’t want the chocolate to escape. Otherwise you might have to lick the microwave.
Now, pop your banana on a plate and microwave it for about 40 seconds and then open the door and then put it back in for another 1 minute. I’m not sure exactly why I do it like this…it’s just the technique I have honed over many years…Basically you want the chocolate to be all melted and delicious but you don’t want it to burn.
Scoop away my friend…
I am aware that this Chocobananarama treat is not going to win any beauty awards. The banana peel turns black in the microwave but then again “beauty is only skin deep”, “dont judge a book by its cover”, “there’s more to life than being beautiful”. These wise words were all written by people who saw the Chocobananarama and then tasted it. Fact. (Okay, so that’s not true, but basically it’s lip smackingly delicious so who cares what it looks like?!
Eat straight from the microwave standing in the kitchen. Or if you are a more sophisticated cat, serve with a dollop of ice cream and sit serenely at the table. Either way this is one of my most comforting easy to make treats and I hope you love it too.