One wonderful summer in lovely Northern California, I had the pleasure of camping with one of my favorite people ever (who I'll just call Alf). That night he introduced me to something I'll never forget...Banana Delight! Serve with some quality sipping whiskey and good friends.
Banana Delight Recipe
4 bananas (duh!)
½ cup semisweet chocolate chips (vegan)
⅓ cup shredded coconut (unsweetened)
⅓ cup walnuts
⅛ teaspoon salt
whiskey (for sipping by the campfire)
1) Mix the ingredients
Add the chocolate chips, shredded coconut, walnuts and the salt to a jar and mix them by shaking the jar.
2) Slice your bananas
Unpeel said banana. Put the banana on a good sized square of tinfoil. With a sharp knife, cut the top of the banana off in a horizontal 'V' shape so that you create a boat like receptacle for the goodies to rest in. Put the cut out portion of banana to the side for now If possible, do not cut all the way through the banana. If you do, no worries, it'll just get messy! Shake the previously mixed shredded coconut, chocolate chips and walnuts into the cut out portion of the banana. Place the banana top back on top of the banana so the mixture is 'sandwiched'.
3) Wrap everything in foil and cook
Wrap the sucker well in tinfoil Place on hot coals in the campfire for 5 to 10 minutes. It's difficult to tell when the bananas are done but after a couple you'll get the idea. The goal is to get the Banana Delght hot enough so that the sugars in the banana slightly caramelize, the walnuts get toasted and the chocolate melts.
4) Enjoy your Banana Delight
Remove from the campfire and give them a minute to cool. Unwrap the tinfoil, grab a spoon, take a shot of whiskey and eat up! This recipe makes 4 portions of Banana Delight.