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Chocolate Banana Bundles

Banana and chocolate are such an irresistible combo that I make this quick dessert often. You can also top them with the butter and brown sugar mixture left over from coating the bananas, or sprinkle on a dash of sea salt. —Thomas Faglon, Somerset, New Jersey
  • 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

Directions

  • 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 4 rectangles. Place a halved banana in center of each square. Overlap 2 opposite corners of pastry over banana; pinch tightly to seal. Place on parchment-lined baking sheets.
  • Bake until golden brown, 20-25 minutes. Drizzle with chocolate. Serve warm, with ice cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 serving: 596 calories, 31g fat (12g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 249mg sodium, 78g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 8g fiber), 7g protein.
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  • Ashley
    May 13, 2020

    Fantastic recipe! I brown mine a bit more and sprinkle with powdered sugar- they end up looking like something a pastry chef made! A new go to recipe. Thank you!

  • sophia
    Apr 3, 2020

    I thought the recipe was absolutely delicious and will most likely make the chocolate banana bundles again.Totally worth making!

  • jclisk23
    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!

  • nd4speed
    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.

  • Summy
    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!

  • ronayne
    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.

  • Bergie_the_Swede
    Aug 29, 2011

    SUPER tasty banana dessert recipe.

  • bigbellybeffers
    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...

  • aug2295
    Aug 9, 2011

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

  • Miranda17
    Jul 27, 2011

    extremely easy and super delicious!