The other night I wanted something sweet. I walked into the kitchen and found the following: one almost overripe banana and a chocolate bar that had been devoured by us the other day, but had a couple squares left in the packet. I thought to myself, we must be able to do something with this. I foraged just a little bit more and peaking through from behind all my spices was some creamy peanut butter (I was hoping it would be crunchy, but no luck there). With my ingredients in hand, I slathered peanut butter onto some really nice bread we had left over from dinner the other night, layered on some sliced banana and then added the dark chocolate I found on top of the banana.
I sprayed a pan over medium heat with some olive oil spray and placed the sandwich in the pan for a couple minutes on each side until it was slightly toasted and the chocolate had melted inside – WOW! This, I will do again.
Given that it was midnight, photos were really not an option. So, with the hope of sharing this fantastic creation (although I am pretty sure its been done before… okay really done before, but come on give us this one) we remade the sandwiches, but made them into mini sandwiches for no reason other than they were way cuter that way!
- Banana, sliced
- Dark Chocolate Bar
- Peanut Butter
- Bread of your choice (I chose French Bread)
- Olive Oil Cooking Spray (you can use butter, but this works great)
- Preheat a griddle or pan to medium heat.
- Slice the bread on a diagonal then spread peanut butter on all slices. Next, layer the banana and chocolate pieces down onto half of the bread slices.
- To assemble the sandwiches, place one peanut butter only slice and place on top of a slice with peanut butter, banana and chocolate. Spray the preheated griddle or pan with olive oil cooking spray and then place the sandwich on the griddle or in the pan.
- Cook the sandwich on each side for about 2 minutes or until the chocolate is melted inside and the bread has been lightly toasted. Serve immediately.