Why is it when you have to work all through the weekend the weather is gorgeous, the sky is crystal blue and your just itching to play hooky from work (ha can't do that in the military its called AWOL). All your hoping for is when the next weekend rolls around the weather is just as gorgeous. Um yeah finally Saturday came and so did the grey sky with rain showers through out the weekend.
Unfortunately it was the last weekend for Cherry Blossom viewing at Hirosaki Castle also called Golden Week in Japan, because of the constant rain showers we decided to forgo the 2 1/2 hour drive and just stick near base and take some photos around Misawa AFB. At least the base has hundreds of cherry blossom trees planted on every sidewalk and park.
The dreary weather can't stop me from making my weekend dessert today. I needed something to brighten up my weekend and Chocolate frozen bananas seemed perfect, simple and guilt free. Plus its so easy to be creative with toppings I had so many different ideas. Coconut, almonds, sprinkles etc. But the little light bulb went off in my head and I thought ooh why not do a S'mores inspired banana. Dark chocolate, graham crackers, and melted marshmallow....Yes please!
What toppings would you use?
Frozen Banana S'mores
By Oishii Treats
8 Wooden Skewers (shorten to 5-6 inches)
1 Cookie Sheet
Plastic zip lock bag
1 Large Container
4 Large Ripe Bananas (cut in half)
3 Cups Dark chocolate chips
1 Teaspoon Coconut oil (to thin out chocolate)
Graham crackers (about 12 crackers or one package from the box, crushed and crumbled)
1 Jar of Marshmallow Fluff
Next take your chocolate and melt in a medium glass bowl in the microwave for 2-3 minutes. stir every 30 seconds to keep from burning the chocolate. Add the coconut oil and blend well.
Remove your bananas from the freezer and set up your assembly line. Take your banana and dip into the chocolate, use your spatula to help cover the banana completely. Remove excess chocolate lightly with your spatula and immediately dip into your crumbled graham crackers. Times like this I wish I had my nephew here to help dip the bananas in the toppings he would have so much fun with it.
Set on your cookie sheet and repeat with the rest of your bananas.
After all your bananas have been dipped in chocolate and graham crackers. Heat your marshmallow fluff in the microwave for 30 seconds and add to a zip lock bag.
Cut a tiny hole in the corner and holding one end of your banana on a stick, pipe the warm marshmallow fluff onto your chocolate covered bananas. Twirl the stick the same time your pipping to create a swirl all down the banana. Set back down onto your cookie sheet and put back in the freezer for 4 more hours.
Honestly my hubby couldn't wait the whole 4 hours, about 2 hours later he was asking for a banana and I gave in. The banana wasn't completely frozen yet but still amazing! Once your bananas are frozen move them to a air tight container to keep in the freezer for up to 2 months.