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  • Frozen Banana S’Mores
  • Frozen Banana S’Mores
  • Frozen Banana S’Mores
  • Frozen Banana S’Mores
  • Frozen Banana S’Mores

Frozen Banana S’Mores

Food | June 29, 2018 | Nik Manojlovich
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Marshmallows and chunks of banana sitting pretty on skewers, then dipped in chocolate and rolled in graham cracker crumbs? We say, bring it!

We’re pretty confident that this post may end up being one of our most popular to date with its combination of taste and technique. It’s a 2 for 1 special – how to make FROZEN BANANA S’MORES plus an amazingly simple alternative as well.

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This entire post happened because of a conversation Carol and I had about upcoming content for Weekend at the Cottage. Carol, the over-achieving, kid-loving, super-mom she is, said: “We should do s’mores”. Because Carol’s kids are frequent flyers up here at the cottage, I’ve witnessed what the mere mention of s’mores can do to them. Trust me when I say s’mores + kids = pure joy! I agreed, and we moved on.

Moments later I went to the kitchen to blend up a smoothie for the day and as I tossed a banana into the blender it hit me, “Bananas! Oh my goodness, we’ve gotta throw some bananas into this s’mores mix.” Just so we’re all clear: s’mores + bananas + Nik = reckless abandon!!! Yup, I may have found my new forever happy place.

Without further adieu, here’s a gift from us to you! Let’s make some NUTTY FROZEN BANANAS and FROZEN BANANA S’MORES!

THE CONCEPT – S’mores are the luxurious sweet sensation where we sandwich roasted marshmallows and chocolate between graham crackers. Up here in cottage country, s’mores are often enjoyed as a campfire treat. We thought the addition of the banana could work if we took the overall concept and just chilled it out for a bit. We wanted a stellar variation so cool that you can enjoy it midday, long before there’s even talk of a campfire.

TWO WAYS – We realized that we were on to a very good thing at the outset, so we are providing you with two ways to enjoy this treat. You can make NUTTY FROZEN BANANAS or FROZEN BANANA S’MORES. We suggest making them both ways to give your loved ones options. Also, most of them will have two anyways!

For the FROZEN NUTTY BANANAS, we’re freezing whole bananas on skewers that we dip in chocolate before rolling in chopped, salted peanuts. This version is nutty and awesome.

The s’mores version is a bit more work, but it’s easy. We alternated 1-inch chunks of banana with marshmallows on a skewer, then stuck a Swedish Berry candy at the end just for fun. We rolled the frozen skewers in chocolate, then again in graham cracker crumbs. It’s just downright incredible and takes the flavour profile to an even higher level.

THE BANANAS – In hindsight, I’m even more pleased that part of my job is to test all of our recipes. I mean come on, who wouldn’t jump at the chance to try something made with chocolate, marshmallows and bananas over and over again? You too may have to make this recipe a few times to get it just right – so sorry about that, LOL!

For best results, we suggest using perfectly ripened bananas. If the skins of your bananas are still slightly green, you’ll have to press too hard to get the banana down the skewer. Unripened bananas also won’t be sweet enough.

If the banana skins are brown, the flesh will be too mushy and the bananas will simply split on the skewer. If you only have overripe bananas on hand, you might want to make our BANANA BREAD recipe instead.

We think it essential to find your banana sweet spot. Use bananas where the skin is a rich golden colour, speckled with small brown spots. The stem of the skin should peel away easily, and the flesh should be free of blemishes.

In terms of quantity, the amount of banana required for the s’mores version is 4 bananas to make 6 skewers, so please plan accordingly.

THE CHOCOLATE – Although s’mores are traditionally made using milk chocolate, we opted for premium semisweet chocolate instead. We think the flavour of semisweet is more palatable, especially since we add sweetened bananas and marshmallows for the s’mores version.

Important: This recipe yields enough coating to prepare 12 skewers. We suggest having a dry pastry brush at the ready when you go to apply the chocolate coating just to dab chocolate onto any missed spots. The key is to work quickly during the application of the chocolate coating and toppings, so get ready to hustle!

There you have it, something we think everyone is sure to enjoy. Want to go for broke and really knock their socks off? Serve up our OLD-FASHIONED BUTTER TARTS at the same time and turn your place into the finest home, sweet home!

FROZEN BANANA S’MORES and NUTTY FROZEN BANANAS are a chilled way of adding something sweet to your warm-weather days!

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Ingredients & Amounts

  • 10 bananas, peeled
  • 12 ounces of semisweet chocolate
  • ¼ cup of of coconut oil
  • 12 marshmallows, standard size
  • 6 Swedish Berry candies
  • 2 cups of salted peanuts, chopped
  • 18 graham crackers, finely chopped

Instructions

  1. Prepare skewers for nutty frozen bananas: Place whole peeled bananas onto a flat work surface. Gently push the natural curve of the banana down to flatten before pushing a bamboo or wooden skewer through the length of the fruit, stopping right before the skewer comes through the opposite end. Transfer onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, cover and place in the freezer for at least 8 hours.
  2. For the frozen banana s’mores: Cut the tips off of the ends of the peeled bananas and eat them, LOL! Cut the rest of the bananas onto 1-inch sections. Place one piece of banana onto a skewer, pushing it down to the bottom, then add a marshmallow, pushing it down to meet the piece of banana. Repeat until skewer is fully stacked. Place one Swedish Berry candy at the very tip of the skewer. Transfer onto a parchment-lined baking sheet, cover and place into the freezer for at least 8 hours.
  3. Prepare chocolate coating: Place chocolate and coconut oil into a bowl large enough to sit on a pot of simmering hot water. Melt and whisk together until chocolate and coconut oil are combined.
  4. To complete: Remove frozen skewers from the freezer and place onto your work surface. Place chopped nuts and/or graham cracker crumbs into an elongated rectangular vessel or plate. Pour warm chocolate coating into a separate shallow rectangular dish. Working quickly, gently dip and roll skewer into the chocolate to coat, using a pastry brush to apply coating to any missed spots. While the chocolate coating is still wet, transfer to the nuts or graham cracker crumbs and gently tap and roll the skewer into the toppings until fully coated. Return skewers to parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat until all of the skewers are fully coated. Cover with plastic wrap and return trays to the freezer for at least 4 hours. When ready to serve, remove from freezer and serve straight away. Hand out with napkins because they’re a bit messy.

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2 Responses to “Frozen Banana S’Mores”

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  2. Lis says:

    Looks fabulous and easy plus your joyful laugh at the end is priceless. =)

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