Banana Split Bites ~ A classic ice cream dessert gets mini for some bite size fun. And yes, there is actually a tiny scoop of ice cream tucked inside and underneath the whip cream of those little darlings.
For once I made something mini for portion control and not just for the cute factor. My little guy had some friends over the other day and of course with a mom who is a baker, the expectation is dessert will not only be good but it will be fun. And I was asked, by friend Caroline, not to let her boys eat too much dessert.
Keeping all things in mind what I served is what you see here. It was a hit!
Here’s what wasn’t a hit and what I learned.
- Impromptu play dates with four kid’s ages 3-5 year olds after a full work day –not a good idea.
- Know in advance what other kids will and won’t eat. Hungry kids are cranky kids and some cranky kids bite; so no that is not a new tattoo I’m sporting on my arm.
Luckily, dessert made all things right. The banana split mini bites were fun and having two each seemed to be just enough for each kid.
No recipe just a few notes:
- Use firm bananas and cut into 1 inch sections. Leave the peel on for easy handling, and with a melon baller, dig a well in the middle of each banana section.
- Melt chocolate in the microwave and dip the bottom portion of the banana in chocolate and then dip it once again in either non-pareils or chopped peanuts. To quickly harden the chocolate, place dipped bananas in the freezer for five minutes.
- Fill each well with ice cream (I filled mine with vanilla chocolate chip) and top with whip cream and a maraschino cherry.