Monkey Tail Bread

Go bananas with banana bread, and frost it with the favorite flavors of chocolate and peanut butter.


1 loaf


1/2 cup shortening
1 cup granulated (white) sugar
2 eggs
1 cup mashed banana (3 medium)
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped peanuts
1/2 cup miniature semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 tablespoons Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy ready-to-spread chocolate frosting
1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter


Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Grease bottom only of a 9 x 5-inch loaf pan with shortening.

Beat 1/2 cup shortening and the sugar in large bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until fluffy. Beat in eggs and bananas until smooth. Beat in flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt just until mixed. Stir in peanuts and chocolate chips. Pour into pan.

Bake for 1 hour to 1 hour 10 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove from pan to wire cooling rack. Cool completely, about 1 hour.

Place frosting in small plastic food-storage bag. Microwave on HIGH 6 to 10 seconds or until pourable. Add peanut butter to bag; gently squeeze bag until peanut butter and frosting are well blended. Cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze bag to drizzle chocolate mixture over bread.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Bake Time: 1 hour 10 minutes
Cool Time: 1 hour 10 minutes

Additional Information

A monkey tail is a carnival treat made of a frozen banana on a stick that's dipped in chocolate and rolled in peanuts.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving (per slice): Calories 265 (Calories from Fat 110), Total Fat 12 g (Saturated Fat 4 g); Cholesterol 25 mg; Sodium 180 mg; Total Carbohydrate 34 g (Dietary Fiber 2 g); Protein 4 g; Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1 Fruit; 2 1/2 Fat

Recipe Courtesy Of

Betty Crocker

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