Fun to make after school, these will certainly make little ones smile!

Stuffed Banana Smiles


1 medium bananas with peel on
1 tablespoon Sun-Maid Natural Raisins or Sun-Maid Golden Raisins
1 tablespoon semi-sweet, milk or white baking pieces (“Mom” prefers organic)


PLACE banana, with peel on, flat on its side on a microwave-safe plate.

STARTING and ending 1/4-inch from the ends of banana, cut a slit lengthwise through the banana up to the skin on the other side.

GENTLY open the banana. Use your fingers to stuff the banana with raisins, then add chocolate chips.

MICROWAVE banana uncovered on high for 40-60 seconds or until chocolate begins to melt and banana is still firm. Banana skin may darken slightly. Eat immediately, scooping with a spoon right out of the banana peel.

Other ideas include:

At a party! Invite guests to prepare their own banana smile!

On your BBQ! Place each banana flat on its side, on a piece of aluminum foil and follow steps 2 and 3 above. Wrap bananas loosely and pinch foil closed. Place on covered barbecue grill or over hot coals for about 5 minutes or just until chocolate begins to melt and banana is still firm.

In the oven! Place wrapped bananas on a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 350 F for 5 minutes.

*Recipe and image courtesy of Sun-Maid.*