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Chocolate Banana Bundles Recipe
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Chocolate Banana Bundles Recipe

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Banana and chocolate is such a irresistible combination that I make this quick dessert often. I sometimes sprinkle on a dash of sea salt. You can also top with any leftover butter and brown sugar mixture.—Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 medium ripe bananas, halved lengthwise
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, melted
  • Vanilla ice cream, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving: 596 calories, 31g fat (12g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 78g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 8g fiber), 7g protein

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 400°. In a large skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar until blended. Add bananas; stir to coat. Remove from heat; set aside.
  2. Unfold puff pastry. Cut into four rectangles. Place a halved banana in center of each square. Overlap two opposite corners of pastry over banana; pinch tightly to seal. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets.
  3. Bake 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Drizzle with chocolate. Serve warm with ice cream if desired. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Chocolate Banana Bundles in Taste of Home August/September 2011, p67


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jclisk23
Reviewed Sep. 8, 2012

"This dessert has become a regular in our house! It is SO good! Easy prep and it is DELICIOUS especially with vanilla ice cream!"

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nd4speed
Reviewed Sep. 2, 2011

"A version of this dessert is made at a restaurant in Orlando. It is a MUST when my husband and I get over that way (we live in Tampa, FL). One difference: the recipe at the restaurant includes raisins, the brown sugar and some chocolate in the pastry along with the banana. I prefer it with the raisins. My husband doesn't like them and prefers it without them."

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Summy
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

"How about using puff pastry shells? Slice the banana, and pile into the center of the shell, then bake. Just a thought, since I haven't tried doing this, but seems to me it would work. YUMMY nevertheless!"

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ronayne
Reviewed Aug. 31, 2011

"Re: Smoky kitchen

Here's a suggestion. I have great success cooking bananas in a non-stick skillet. Melt butter and brown sugar first. Add sliced bananas and over a med. low heat allow the fruit to soften up. Cut the puff pastry into squares (or whatever shape you like) and bake them til golden. Once cooled you could drizzle them with chocolate and then make "stacks" using the fruit as filling or place the fruit on a plate and stick puff pastry triangles into the ice cream. Just a thought."

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Bergie_the_Swede
Reviewed Aug. 29, 2011

"SUPER tasty banana dessert recipe."

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bigbellybeffers
Reviewed Aug. 20, 2011

"I have made this 2 nights in a row and loved it both times. They tasted fabulous and looked perfect! Super simple also!

I also exchanged the chocolate chips for a hershey's syrup topping, as I thought it was easier, quicker and tasted the same. Turned out great.
I also added walnuts both times and thought it added an extra nutty kick...
However, both times I made it, I smoked up the kitchen because the brown sugar/butter mixture burnt, even 5 minutes into the baking. They came off the sheet without the burnt part, so it didn't affect the taste. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to prevent this? I want to make this for guests, but I can't have my house look like I had a kitchen fire every time! Only because of the smokey kitchen 2 times, I gave it 4 stars..."

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aug2295
Reviewed Aug. 9, 2011

"These were pretty tasty. I would use sundae topping instead of melted chocolate next time though."

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Miranda17
Reviewed Jul. 27, 2011

"extremely easy and super delicious!"

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LeilaDK
Reviewed Jul. 26, 2011

"Love, love, love it. Even the two year old was looking for more. I probably would be more careful next time with the brown sugar mixture as it burned even on the baking stone with parchment. I'm thinking I will add some chopped pecans on the next batch as well."

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FAPTN
Reviewed Jul. 24, 2011

"OH YES THIS WAS AWESOME MY COMPANY SAID IT WOULD BE AN ELEGANT DESERT FOR COMPANY. I SAID YEP"

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