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Caramel Bananas with Espresso Chocolate on Walkers Shortbread

Caramel Bananas with Espresso Chocolate on Walkers Shortbread

  • 1 Hour, 5 Minutes
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Chef Robert Irvine‘s recipe offers more of a challenge for the experienced chefs among us.

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  • 3 boxes 5.3 oz. Walkers Shortbread Rounds
  • 1 (12 oz.) jar caramel topping (the kind used as ice cream topping)
  • 2 oz. brandy
  • 4 to 6 bananas, sliced into 36 (1-inch") pieces
  • 2 (12 oz.) packages semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 3 tablespoons espresso coffee beans, ground very fine in a coffee grinder
  • 3/4 cup shredded coconut
Caramel Bananas with Espresso Chocolate on Walkers Shortbread


Lay the shortbread cookies out on a utility platter.
Heat the caramel topping in a small saucepan so that it is viscous and spoon some on each cookie.
Place the brandy and bananas in a saute pan and light the brandy to flambe the bananas.
When the brandy has burnt off, place a banana piece on top of the caramel on each cookie.
Temper the chocolate by placing half the semisweet chocolate pieces in each of 2 stainless steel bowls which will fit over a saucepan double boiler fashion.
Bring an inch or so of water to a boil in the saucepan and fit 1 of the bowls of chocolate pieces over it and heat until those chocolate pieces are just melted (about 90 to 100 degrees F on the candy thermometer).
Pour the just-melted chocolate into the other bowl with the unmelted chocolate, stir to combine, and return all of the chocolate to the double boiler and heat to about 105 degrees F.
Remove from the heat and immediately whisk in the ground espresso.
Work quickly to spoon the espresso chocolate over the caramel coated bananas, and sprinkle each with a teaspoon of shredded coconut before the chocolate hardens.
Allow chocolate to harden, remove carefully from the utility platter using a thin bladed spatula, and serve.

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