Dessert for Nine – Banana Split Bites {A Guest Post By @3kidsandus}

Cat Davis is the professional mom blog author of 3 Kids and Us where she shares her life as a police officer’s wife, mom to three young children, love of traveling Illinois, family recipes and serving as a mom brand ambassador through product reviews. You can find Cat on twitter @3kidsandus

One thing people quickly learn about me is my profound love for cooking, baking and creating desserts. However, my kitchen hobby was born out of necessity. Fresh out of high school, 18 and married with a child, I was forced to go from burning water to creating edible meals to nourish my family. At some point in the past 10 years that necessity became a truly enjoyable skill obtained through lots of practice and guidance from one of the best cooks I know, my mom.

As quickly as my skill set grew, so did the place settings at the family dinner table. Learning how to feed a family of three turned into feeding a family of five which I often find to be rather challenging. It leaves me often wondering how Christine manages meals for her quite large family of nine. Out of that curiosity grew the desire to test my kitchen skills by creating a budget friendly dessert for a large family. Which brings me to the Banana Split Bites.

With this dessert you can satisfy the sweet tooth of any sized family, make it in less than 15 minutes in 5 simple steps and create a nice variety for the picky little people in your life.

What You’ll Need:

  • 3 large bananas, slightly under ripened work best
  • 1/2 gallon of ice cream (spumoni or neapolitan for variety)
  • 1/2 cup jimmies, chopped nuts or chocolate chips
  • 1 cup of chocolate morsels, melted
  • whipped cream
  • cherries

STEP ONE

Cut bananas into thirds, without peeling the bananas.

cut bananas

STEP TWO

Using a melon ball scooper, carve a pocket into the center of each banana without scraping the bottom or sides.

Banana Cups

STEP THREE

Fill each cavity with a different flavor of soft ice cream. Carefully use a knife to cut the side of each banana peel, remove and discard.

Banana Ice Cream Cups

STEP FOUR

Dip banana bottoms in melted chocolate and jimmies. Place bananas on wax paper and freeze until ready to serve.

Chocolate dipped bananas

STEP FIVE

Top with whipped cream and cherries before serving.

mini banana split bites

And that my friends is how you create a fabulously semi-healthy dessert for a large family!

Comments

  1. Maria says

    oh my, that looks so delicious and fun! I’m not even a big ice cream fan, but the fun the kids would have making these together makes it worthwhile!

  2. bakaneko says

    if you have someone that doesnt like cherries use the banana that you got with the melon baller. or you can make them into smoothies too.

  3. Yanna says

    I suggest making these one banana at a time. I made a batch using 4 bananas and I had a difficult time with the melting ice cream.

  4. Tamlynn says

    Fun dessert! Having lived in the Eastern US for a while, I know that “jimmies” are “sprinkles” to us in the West, but what is the difference between “chocolate chips” and “chocolate morsels” since the recipe calls for both?

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