Thursday, October 27, 2011

Indoor Banana Boats

I can't think of a time when my house has been as quiet as when my boys were hunkered over their individual banana boats, gobbling them up.  That, my friends, is reason enough to make these. 

Another reason is that it's really fun (especially for kids) for each person to assemble his/her own boat.   

And another, they're quick and easy--hand out a sliced banana to each member of your party, let them have at a whole array of sweet toppings (ones that are probably in the pantry), pop them in the microwave for a few seconds and you have my sons' favorite dessert of the moment.  They've been begging for them daily. 

Indoor Banana Boats:
1 banana per person
mini marshmallows (a few tablespoons per person)
chocolate chips (a couple tablespoons per person)
Other ideas: butterscotch or peanut butter chips, shredded coconut, soft caramel candies, sprinkle of cinnamon, etc. 

Slice banana lengthwise through the peel without cutting completely through the banana.  Stuff the banana with any combination of toppings you desire.  Wrap banana up with waxed paper and microwave on high for 30-60 seconds or until marshmallows are melted and banana is warm and soft.  Unwrap and eat with a spoon directly out of its little peel boat.

P.S. If you're camping, wrap them in foil and heat over the campfire OR throw them on top of the grill!
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