This is far and large the most sugary thing i have ever made, however it was delicious and well worth it!
Let's get one thing out of the way. This isn't a unique recipe, it is a variation of the Banana Boat recipe from the Weber website. I have been meaning to do it a long time and when i got some samples of 'Jaffa Powder' from my friend Bec at Rivertown Trading Co. the recipe sprung back up in my mind. I added the candied bacon and subtracted the nuts from the original recipe. I also cooked at a lower temp. Click HERE for the original recipe.
The 'Jaffa Powder' was definitely unique. Smokey, Citrusey, Chocolatey, I believe it is made from some concoction involving cold smoking orange peels. Anyway check them out on Facebook and Instagram!
2 - Firm Bananas
1/2 cup marshmallows (mini's or cut down regular size)
1 chocolate bar cut down to small chunks
3 rashers streaky bacon
1 cup brown sugar
1 vile Jaffa Powder
WHAT TO DO
Step 1. The videoing
You might be wondering what the hell a barbecue blogger knows about making candy bacon. Well i was too so seeked the advice of my good friend YouTube. I followed the below video with the absence of cinnamon and addition of 1 tablespoon Jaffa Powder.
Once your bacon is in the fridge bring your barbecue to 135c (275f).
While that is heating up split a banana down the middle length ways, taking care not to cut right through the other skin. Force apart making a cavity and stuff the marshmallows and chocolate. Get your bacon out and cube down to about 1cm/2cm cubes and squeeze into the banana too.
Give the top of the whole banana and stuffing a good dust of Jaffa Powder.
Place on the pre heated BBQ and cook until the marshmallow and chocolate are melted together like some ancient Greek orgy, or Egyptian, whatever ancient civilisation tickles your fancy.
Note the banana skins will turn black!
Pull and eat IMMEDIATELY and thank the sugar gods this kind of heaven exists.