Chocolate Banana Bundles
Total TimePrep/Total Time: 30 min.
- 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
- Preheat oven to 400°. In a large cast-iron or other heavy skillet, melt butter over medium heat. Stir in brown sugar until blended. Add bananas; stir to coat. Remove from heat; set aside.
- 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.
- Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Drizzle with chocolate. If desired, serve warm with ice cream.
Nutrition Facts1 serving: 596 calories, 31g fat (12g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 78g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 8g fiber), 7g protein.
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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!
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.
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!
Aug 31, 2011
Re: Smoky kitchenHere'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.
Aug 29, 2011
SUPER tasty banana dessert recipe.
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...
Aug 9, 2011
These were pretty tasty. I would use sundae topping instead of melted chocolate next time though.
Jul 27, 2011
extremely easy and super delicious!
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.
Jul 24, 2011
OH YES THIS WAS AWESOME MY COMPANY SAID IT WOULD BE AN ELEGANT DESERT FOR COMPANY. I SAID YEP