Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Kids Are Bananas Over Banana Split Sandwiches!

For most of the country this week is school vacation. And I've got the #1 most awesome, super-duper, wicked cool kid's sandwich ever: A Banana Split Sandwich!

That's right, the iconic banana split that was once America's favorite 1920s soda fountain treat is now a sandwich! Hot fudge, peanut butter, bananas, and strawberry and pineapple jam play happily together between two warm, toasty slabs of bread. I don't need to tell you that a cold glass of milk is the only accompaniment this sandwich needs.

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Banana Split Sandwich
Makes 1
Printable recipe.

About 2 tablespoons butter
2 thick slices white bread, such as country white or Texas toast
1 tablespoon creamy or chunky peanut butter
1 to 2 teaspoons chocolate sauce or hot fudge
1 small banana, cut lengthwise, then in halves (4 pieces total)
1 tablespoon strawberry jam
1 tablespoon pineapple jam

1. Butter 1 side of each bread slice; place buttered side down.

2. Spread peanut butter and chocolate sauce on 1 slice, and top with 2 banana pieces. Spread jams on the other, and top with remaining banana pieces. Close sandwich.

3. Place on a griddle over medium-high heat. Cook 1 to 2 minutes, flip gently, and cook 1 minute more, or until bread is golden and toasty.

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