Banana Boats

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Banana Boats make fun desserts and festive brunch items. They’re easy enough for children to assemble (as long as a grown-up supervises the broiler). As far as both nutrition and taste are concerned, Banana Boats offer a lot of bang for your buck. The combination of bananas and peanut butter has long been popular as a child-friendly snack, and the tiny amounts of mini chocolate chips and mini marshmallows in this recipe add only about 30 calories per Boat. Enjoy this guilt-free treat!

WIN_20150327_071114Ingredients (for each Banana Boat)

1 large, ripe banana

1 tablespoon all-natural peanut butter

1 teaspoon mini chocolate chips

8 mini marshmallows

WIN_20150327_071351Directions

Step 1) Slice through the length of each banana as shown, leaving the back of the peel intact.

Step 2) Set bananas in a baking pan lined with a roasting rack, to keep the bananas from tipping over.

WIN_20150327_071955Step 3) Spread peanut butter inside of each banana. Top with mini chocolate chips and mini marshmallows.

Step 4) Broil under a low broiler for 1 or 2 minutes, until marshmallows turn golden brown. Watch constantly, as marshmallows will go from golden to burned very quickly!

Step 5) Enjoy immediately.

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