This is one of those recipes that I am not even sure can be called a recipe. I am not sure where or when I first saw or ate this but it has been part of our barbecue (braai in my home language, Afrikaans)-repertoire for a very long time now. I thought that most South-Africans were relatively familiar with this way of making a quick not so fancy pantsy dessert. Turned out I was wrong! I wanted to make this, this past long weekend on our trip away to a farm with some of our friends, when more than half indicated that they have never tried bananas with chocolate made on the grill. Serious gap in their upbringing! Unfortunately we rained out before being able to make this delicious, oh-so-easy treat on the coals.
In the mean time we fixed this batch over the weekend at home.
This is really a no-nonsense dessert that can be whipped up in minutes. Perfect for that lazy weekend when you don’t want to do anything but kick back and relax! Because this requires little cooking utensils (just a cutting board and knife) this is also perfect camp-food. The chocolate and marshmallows melt and ooze together with the warm banana, making this a very simple but tasty, sweet treat.
This is definitely one the most fiercest critics , my children, approve!
This recipe serves 4
- 4 large bananas
- 100 g slab of milk chocolate or more if you are like me, not going to be able to resist popping a few in your mouth while preparing the bananas
- 4-6 large marshmallows sliced or more …… help yourself!
- Make a long slit lengthwise into the banana, careful not to cut all the way through the peel, and fill with blocks of chocolate and slices of marshmallow (you can also use small marshmallows, they are just not so readily available in our shops)
- Place on the grill over warm coals (not too hot) and grill in the peel until all the chocolate has melted, the marshmallow has turned gooey and the banana has cooked through. You will notice that the peal will have turned black.
- Turn the banana out of the peal with a fork being careful to resist until it has cooled slightly to prevent burning.