I love banana splits and root beer floats. Yes, I am that childish. I think that it is an art to take these simple desserts from childhood and run with them.
The other night Marc was out of town with our 10 year old Sean. Sean is involved with the JBQ (Junior Bible Quiz) group at church and they had regionals in Longview Texas. Our kids won, by the way, and will be at Nationals in Rockford, Illinois. Anyway, when someone is out of town the rest of us try to do something different as well.
Now, I admit..I am a weird mom. I have been known to get my kids up within 15 minutes of going to bed and bundle them into the car in their pajamas and make a *slurpee run*. There is something fun about a clandestine slurpee in the middle of the night. The other thing that I am well known for is declaring that it is banana splits for dinner. No meat, no potatoes, no organic asparagus. Nope. Banana Splits. Big enough that you could not eat dinner and one of these.
Unhealthy? On a regular basis, yes. But once in awhile? Unexpected? The perfect way to be the coolest mom on the block. You can buy ice cream at the store or use one of the recipes from me, here at Baking Delights. Just use the search tool at the top.
And never underestimate the power of a banana split.
Peanut Butter Banana Splits
- Hot fudge sauce, commercial or homemade
- Caramel sauce, commercial or homemade
- Whipped cream
- Ripe bananas
- Vanilla ice cream, commercial or homemade
- Peanut butter sandwich cookies, broken in large pieces
You know what to do. Place sliced bananas at the bottom of a shallow dish. Add two scoops of ice cream. Cover one scoop with caramel and one scoop with fudge sauce. Sprinkle with broken cookies. Add a dollop of whipped cream and sprinkle with peanuts.