We’re getting closer and closer to Halloween and I’m getting very excited! For today’s recipe, I have a really simple dessert which requires little time and prep. I have created these cute little banana mummies just out of bananas, puff pastry and edible eyes. I have also created a chocolate dipping sauce which you can use to serve on the side. I hope you enjoy the recipe!
Pre-rolled Puff Pastry
Ripe but firm bananas
Edible eyes (you can easily sub these for chocolate chips)
15g Cocoa Powder
2 tbsp Honey (or any liquid sweetener for a vegan version)
10g Vegan Butter
Caster Sugar (for sprinkling)
Dairy-Free Milk (for glazing)
Firstly, preheat your oven to 180℃. Then begin by cutting your pre-rolled puff pastry into thin strips. I would recommend strips between 5mm to 1cm so that you can easily wrap them around the bananas. Once you have enough strips you can begin wrapping them around the bananas. Go creative with your bananas to create a more realistic mummy look. Remember mummies don’t wake up in the morning to make themselves look perfect ;).
Once they are all wrapped, place them on the tray with tin foil that has been lightly greased with either oil or butter. To get a golden finish, brush them with a little bit of dairy-free milk on top. You can also sprinkle them with a little bit of sugar for a nice finishing touch and an extra bit of sweetness and crunch. Place them in the oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
Once they are cooked, place them on a cooling rack to cool down until ready to serve. At this stage you can also put on the edible eyes.
To make the chocolate dipping sauce, gently warm the cocoa powder and honey together in a saucepan. Once the mixture is warmed through, add the butter and stir until melted.
I recommend serving the bananas warm alongside the dipping sauce and if you want to go the extra mile, maybe some dairy-free cream.
These bananas are defiantly more cute than terrifying but they still make a great halloween dessert. This is a really simple and easy recipe and can be a good dessert for kids to get involved in. This recipe took me less than half an hour from start to finish to make and was a fab crowd pleaser! Do let me know if you try these out and what you think. You can always find me on Facebook and Instagram @joyfulandeliciouseating.