Thursday, 3 July 2008

Recipe Box Swap: BBQ chocolate filled bananas

The theme for this month's Recipe Box Swap at I have to say... is BBQ mains or sides. When I think of barbecues, I think of the standard sausages, corn, mushrooms... and then there's BBQ desserts. My all time favourite is the good old chocolate filled banana. It was a treat I'd have with the family of one of my best primary school friends on balmy summer evenings. It's so simple and deliciously messy (and low GI!).

You will need:
  • Ripe bananas - one per person, and maybe some spare too. They are popular!
  • Chocolate - about 4 squares per banana. Alternatively, you could use chopped mars bar!
  • A sharp knife
  • Aluminium foil
  1. Make a slit along the length of each banana
  2. Push the chocolate into the banana, right down into the flesh. Push the banana together to close it up again.
  3. Wrap in aluminium foil.
  4. Cook for approximately 15 mins on a slow-moderate part of your BBQ, turning once (after the mains are out and the BBQ is cooling down, I put my bananas on).
To eat: unwrap the banana and scoop out the banana flesh and chocolate with a spoon. You could also serve with ice cream, or maybe sprinkle with cinnamon. Be sure not to wear white clothing while eating these!

Image by exactfare instead of me, because it's not BBQ time in southern Australia at the moment :-(

6 comments:

kt mac said...

that looks yum! our family loves bananas on the BBQ but have never had them with chocolate - we will have to change this!

and it's not BBQ weather up in NSW either :(

CurlyPops said...

Yummo...I could eat one of those for dessert right now!

Beth J said...

Yeah, I've been known to make mine in sandwich presses when it's not bbq season ;-D

Stephanie said...

I love chocolate covered frozen bananas, but never trid them warm on a grill. Sounds really good!
Thanks for thr recipe and Happy 4th!

Jenaveve said...

Wow - I LOVE these... first introduced to them this time last year when we were camping near Ayers Rock and some camping buddies made them on the open fire for us. I was a little horrified at the thought of gooey banana but smothered in melted chocolate was just divine.

Thanks for the link to the Recipe Box Swap too, I'm going to have to check it out.

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