Mister Man had a playdate today, because of course he has no school all week long. The boys played together so nicely, and they asked very politely if they could have a snack. Mister Man, knowing me better than the other boy, asked if it could be an extra special snack because “after all, Mommy, we don’t have school tomorrow and it’s a holiday and a special occasion and could we please please please have something special?”
So of course I had to come up with something. And they were pleased. Who wouldn’t be pleased with Banana Split S’mores though?
Banana Split S’mores
Nutella (or ok, a decent bar of chocolate)
Preheat your oven to 450 degrees. Break your graham crackers in half, and place one half of each cracker on a sil pat on a cookie sheet or other baking surface. Place the marshmallows on the graham crackers. I like them on their sides because they spread better for me that way, but feel free to stand them up if you’re worried about them rolling all over.
Place them in the oven and bake for three to four minutes or until a beautiful toasty brown color (note that mine are softer and shinier than yours will be because I forgot to take out my water bath from when I was making bread yesterday making it very humid in the oven).
While the s’mores are baking, slice a banana and set it aside. You want two slices of banana per s’more. Slather the other half of the graham cracker with Nutella (or place a piece of chocolate on it if you lack Nutella).
Once the marshmallows have come out of the oven, place the two slices of banana on each s’more, and press down gently so they stay in place. Top with the Nutella slathered graham crackers and press firmly. Flip them upside down so that the hot graham cracker doesn’t get soft from all the heat being trapped by the plate. If you don’t have Nutella and are instead using a chocolate bar, the heat from the baked marshmallow will melt the chocolate beautifully. Eat immediately, and keep the napkins handy!
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