A few nights ago I spent the evening with my best friend watching tv, lounging around and doing what we do best–chocolate. Yeah, we’re kindaÂ connoisseurs. Aficionadas if you will. We take chocolate very seriously.
Let’s just let the pictures speak for themselves here.
Banana Chocolate Dunks
About 1 cup of chocolate morsels
2 bananas, sliced
Serves .0001 — yeah, there is just never enough
Use a double broiler to melt the chocolate–smaller pot on bottom boils water as the pot on top holds the chocolate and melts them into chocolateuphoria.
Let the magic happen…
Understandably, I never really get passed this step. I just have spoon-fulls of melted chocolate here and there until I realize it’s all gone and pretend it never happened…because it didn’t.
But, for this dessert, I wanted to hold out on the temptation and complement the chocolate sweetness with the light texture and aroma of a raw banana, or 2.
Bananas are an interesting topic of nutritional conversation. Your body will only benefit from eating a banana if it is ripe enough. A green banana will make you constipated, to be blunt. If you wait until the banana has brown spots on the skin (but not on the flesh after you peel it) then the sugars have developed enough for it to be at its optimal benefit for your body.
Too ripe= constipation= not fun.
Brown spots= regularity= caramelized yumminess.
Now, after you peel and cut, you can see there are no brown spots on the flesh–simply on the skin, which is a good indication of it being ready to eat 🙂
Time to dunk!
Put the banana chocolate chunks on parchment paper to cool. You can freeze or put them in the refrigerator to harden like candy.
I’ll be honest, I don’t have that self-discipline to wait for the chocolate to harden. I also prefer them ooey and gooey and delicioso. An urgent chocolate craving calls for a quick finish.
But, for the purposes of showing that this can indeed be a great snack to bring to a party or make look prim and classy, I did the first two like this–individually coating them and setting them on the parchment paper.
Pretty, right? You can use any fruit really and garnish with mint if you’re looking to win some cutesey poopsey points.
But let’s get real here.
Mixed it up a bit.
I stood there and ate ’em (I swear I shared) as such, from the pan with a spoon. Was messy, was delicious, was just what I wanted. The glory of this recipe is that you can make it classy by presenting it clean and perfect on a plate with possibly an array of fruits and even dipping the chunks in chopped walnuts. Or, as I highly recommend, you can do what I do, and get your chocolate fix without the hassle 😛
xoxox <<<also a good chocolate brand–I tell ya, my mind is chocolate-centric!