Try these dark chocolate dipped banana split bites for a quick gluten free ( and egg free and dairy free option) dessert that can be made in under 10 minutes. Kids will love making them with you, and everyone will love eating them. They are not fancy, but they taste good and don't require baking..
Actually, I have seen this recipe on many blog sites. It is usually called, "Banana Split Bites" and the banana is scooped out and filled with ice cream, sherbet, preserves, chocolate chips, chocolate syrup etc. It has been so hot here that my bananas ripened in 1 day and were too soft to scoop out and fill.
Cat Davis at Dessert for Nine posted these Banana Split Bites and filled them with ice cream.
I have to admit, her picture and recipe looked amazing; mine looks well like... "homemade fun."
I really think my bananas were too ripe to scoop and work with.
I have to give you Cat's link so you can see how fabulous her recipe looked.
Mine tasted good, but I am going to have to use firmer bananas if I plan to serve them for company. In retrospect, I also might have used shorter pieces of banana. My dessert reminds me of Leaning Towers of Pisa.
Here is the idea..
3 firm bananas, each cut into thirds
1 cup dark chocolate chips, melted in a small bowl
1 can whipped cream ( or make you own) or use whipped coconut cream ( recipe below)
Sprinkles ( or chopped nuts) for decoration in a small bowl
cookie sheet covered with waxed paper
Wash the bananas.Leaving on the peel, cut bananas into thirds. Wait to remove peel just before you dip the bottom of the banana in melted chocolate chips and then sprinkles and place on waxed paper on cookie sheet. Place in the freezer for about 5-10 minutes so the chocolate can become firm. Remove from freezer, Top with whipped cream ( or whipped coconut cream (see link below) for a non dairy version) and add a blueberry to the top.
Pictured Step by Step
That's it .. make them, eat them , love them!
If you want to make a non dairy whipped coconut cream , here is a great and easy recipe - Junior GF Chefs.
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