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
Cut bananas into thirds, without peeling the bananas.
Using a melon ball scooper, carve a pocket into the center of each banana without scraping the bottom or sides.
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.
Dip banana bottoms in melted chocolate and jimmies. Place bananas on wax paper and freeze until ready to serve.
Top with whipped cream and cherries before serving.
And that my friends is how you create a fabulously semi-healthy dessert for a large family!