I guess I could’ve called these drunken banana bites, after all it is a chocolate covered banana bite dipped in rum caramel and wrapped in toasted marshmallow. And yes, I know, there’s a lot going on in this banana dessert recipe, but it’s all things you should try—in one bite. I can’t even tell you what possessed me to put together such a beautiful mess, but I’m glad it did come together.
Because while I was assembling this, my impatience led me to eat about one for every three I assembled. By the time I was done, I had ended up with a lot less than I intended. Apparently self-control is an issue sometimes, but really do you blame me on this one? Lucky for me, they weren’t for any occasion other than I was craving it.
As for the slight variation in name—drunken banana bites vs drunken monkey marshmallows, I wasn’t sure what to call this, so I put a query out on Instagram and I had some great suggestions. The best one was from Lindsey of Café Johnsonia. I love the name Drunken Monkey Mashmallows! While we are talking about her, head over and check out her blog–it’s way cool.
And here are some step-by-step photos. Sorry for the bad quality—iPhone shots under bad lighting conditions—but you get the idea.
A few notes:
- Medium ripe bananas work best.
- If you don’t have a kitchen torch use the oven method mentioned in the recipe. If you are on the market to buy one, save yourself some money and just buy a Bernzomatic propane torch instead of one of these kitchen torches you usually see in William Sonoma and Sur la Table. They can be twice the price and aren’t nearly as strong.
- The caramel recipe may yield more than you need. If so, save the left over in a tightly sealed container in the refrigerated for other desserts
Drunken Monkey Marshmallows
- 3 large bananas, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces
- 8 oz. dark chocolate, melted
- 1/2 cup of caramel sauce from this recipe here
- 2 large egg whites
- 1/3 cups sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- Dip banana slices into melted chocolate and place on wax paper for chocolate to set. (This portion can be made up to a day in advance.)
- To make the rum caramel follow the recipe here. (This portion can be made up to two weeks in advance and kept refrigerated.)
- Place eggs and sugar in a heat proof bowl over (not on) simmering water and medium heat. Whisk mixture continuously until it reaches 165 F on a candy thermometer or until mixture is free of any sugar granules when rubbed between two fingers. (If you try the latter method make sure to place a dallop of the mixture on a plate to cool before you rub betweeen to fingers). Move mixture to a stand mixer bowl and beat until medium peaks form and mixture is glossy.
- To assemble: Dip chocolate covered bananas in the rum caramel, then cover it in the marshallow mixture and place it on a bake sheet for toasting. To toast, use a handheld torch or place bakesheet under the boiler and toast for about 1-2 minutes on each side. Place a stick in the center and serve.
Averie @ Averie Cooks says
Bananas and booze sounds good to me! The recipe isn’t showing for me but that’s okay – gorgeous images!
Riddhi | Cook By Book says
Banana, Rum & blow-torched Marshmallow! Heavenly!! Can’t see the recipe but I get the idea… Lovely images 🙂
James G says
These look great, but I cannot find the recipe. Is it hidden?
Maura @ Yellow lemon tree says
OEW! These look so nice. Love the name though 🙂
Belinda @themoonblushbaker says
never too early to start on party season snacks! Especially if they have booze in them.
Jackie Hammond says
Bananas and Rum, Yum! Sounds good to me. Gotta try these. Thanks for sharing. Would be good for Halloween or at Christmas.
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar says
So fun!! Love this idea 🙂
Don’t mind if I do!! these look fantastically easy and scrumptious. Great idea. I can almost taste it! x
These are a “GOTTA MAKE” recipe….and REAL SOON!!
These are AWESOME!! So awesome. Love the photos and the ingredients. Bananas, rum, chocolate and marshmallow. Heck yes!
Stephanie @ PlainChicken says
Very cool! Love this idea!
James G says
Two eggs, or two egg whites??
Naomi Robinson says
Hi James – That’s two egg whites.
Such an awesome idea, and the name is great! Can’t wait to give it a try!
Lindsey (Cafe Johnsonia) says
Well, allow me to say what an honor it is that you chose my suggestion! Definite street cred, right? 😉 You’re awesome.
Elizabeth @ Confessions of a Baking Queen says
so many fabulous things going on in one bite!! I want!!
Laura (Tutti Dolci) says
These sound like the perfect bite, love the rum caramel!
This looks SOOO good! xx
Sandy Coughlin says
These are so pretty! I bet they’d make a fun homemade gift too.
Aimee Wimbush-Bourque says
Can’t wait to try these! Bet my boys would love them too.
Julie @ Table for Two says
ahh these are so neat!!
Kevin (Closet Cooking) says
These sound so good!
Sommer @ ASpicyPerspective says
Love these! Super-gorgeous!!
These look fantastic, and a good technical post, too!
Jess S. @ Floptimism says
These are nothing short of incredible — love the pictures AND the recipe! I’ve featured this post on my blog’s Weekend Wrap-Up; I hope you’ll stop by and check it out. Thanks for contributing to an amazing week of blogging, and I hope you enjoy your weekend!
Gourmet Creations says
Oh are these fabulous!!!
Well, it sure has many steps and messy too, but boy oh boy, I think I can imagine just how great this tastes Naomi 🙂
These look delish, but I loathe bananas…any other fruit suggestions?