Banana and Chocolate Pilgrim Hats

November 12, 2013 in Creations, Recipes by Anna

Banana and Chocolate Pilgrim Hats

A slightly more nutritious option for a sweet treat this month, these banana and chocolate pilgrim hats are yummy! Let’s not forget cute too!

When pilgrim hats came to mind, I searched to see what’s out there. Most are made from cookies or candy, but what I had in mind called for something a little different. In the end the combination of chocolate and bananas was perfect!

This post contains some affiliate links to products used to make these pilgrim hats. You may also enjoy this Thirty Days of Thankfulness activity, these pumpkin books, or this list of Thanksgiving books.

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Ingredients for Pilgrim Hats

Bananas

Baker’s Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate Squares OR give this microwavable tub a try!

Yellow Cake Mate Writing Icing

Silver Cake Mate Glitter Gel

Steps for Making Pilgrim Hats

Step One: Peel the bananas. (I only used one for this demonstration.)

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Step Two: Cut the banana to form hats to your desired height. I also took time to shave off a portion here or there so the hats would stand up straighter. This needs to be done because of the natural shape of a banana.

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Step Three: Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper or freezer paper. Place desired amount of bananas on top of it.

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Step Four: Unwrap one square of Baker’s chocolate squares and heat according to the directions on the packaging. (I only used one square because of the number of pilgrim hats I was making. You may need to melt more.) OR follow the directions on the microwavable tub.

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Step Five: Using a spoon, drizzle the melted chocolate over the one banana “hat” at a time, being sure to cover all of the sides and allowing some to circle around the banana forming the pilgrim hat brim.

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Step Six: Repeat the chocolate drizzle over all of the bananas.

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Step Seven: Place the cookie sheet inside a freezer (flat) for 30 minutes or until chocolate hardens over the bananas.

Step Eight: Using the yellow Cake Mate writing icing, draw a buckle on each pilgrim hat. (You can choose to stop here for option number one.)

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Step Nine: Use the same writing icing to draw a ring over the brim of the pilgrim hat. (You can stop here for option number two.)

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Step Ten: Using the glitter gel, you can add a little sparkle to your pilgrim hats by going over the yellow writing icing. (This is option three.)

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Whether you stop at option one or go all the way through the third option for your banana and chocolate pilgrim hats, they are sure to be a crowd pleaser and a cute addition to any table this Thanksgiving.

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You may also like these fall pancakes and banana and chocolate leprechaun hats!

What is your favorite treat this time of year?