Do you remember making these when you were a kid? I know I first had a version of these warm chocolate and banana treats at some sort of camp when I was young, but I don't remember anything else from that time. I figure I retained what was most important.
Julia went first.
Now, when we made these at camp, we used chocolate chips and mini marshmallows. I didn't have chips, and we only have big marshmallows, so I had Julia pick a piece of leftover Halloween candy and I offered to cut up a few marshmallows into smaller pieces, but she declined those.
First, I had her slice a wedge out of the banana and pull back (but not remove) the peel.
She also mashed the wedge portion of banana in a bowl.
Then it was time for the candy.
"Look, Ma! I still have all my fingers!"
She stirred the mashed banana and the candy together, and then it was time to refill.
Once everything was packed in, she pulled the peel back over the top,
Then I wrapped the whole thing in foil and placed the banana near the ribs for about twenty minutes, turning it once so the candy would melt evenly.
Yum! Melty and warm! Julia thought this was the best thing EVER. And, by extension, that I was the cleverest mom ever, too. I didn't argue. I'm stocking up for the years when I become the worst/meanest/dorkiest mom ever. But that time has not come yet.
When Alex saw what Julia had created, and wanted to make his own.
The best part is that we can create endless combinations of candies, marshmallows, maybe chopped nuts, bits of fruit…the sky's the limit!
What would you fill your banana with?