Um, wow! I’m not sure what else to say. Other than I could not stop eating these and had to call my neighbor to come over and rescue me from a brownie overdose. She was more than happy to pry these gooey treats from my hands and called me later to ask if I would take them back because she found herself in the same predicament. You must make these for Valentine’s Day, they are rich and chocolate-y and caramel-y with banana goodness to boot. Just make sure you are not alone when baking or they may not survive.
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For the Brownies:
4 oz or squares of unsweetened baking chocolate
1/2 cup of butter
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 3/4 cup sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup flour
1/4 cup chocolate chips
Melt the baking chocolate and butter in small sauce pan, remove from heat and cool when melted. In the bowl of a mixer combine eggs vanilla sugar and salt nad mix on medium high for a few minutes. Turn the mixer down to low and slowly pour in the chocolate. Add the flour, mix until just combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
For the Topping:
1/3 cup pack brown sugar
3 tablespoons butter
3 ripe bananas sliced lengthwise
Melt the brown sugar and butter in a small pan over low until butter is melted and mixed with the brown sugar. Remove from heat and slice bananas. Line an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper (see slideshow). Pour the topping onto the parchment paper and layer with bananas. Cover the bananas with the brownie batter and place in the oven for 30 -35 minutes or until a toothpick comes out with soft crumbs, not liquid. Let cool for 10 minutes, then flip onto cutting board. Cut into hearts shapes and serve.
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