I really like Paula Deen.
She's funny, she's loud, she's southern, she's NOT a little petite thing taking an ant-sized bite of cake and saying "Oooh....Yummy!", and she's intensely passionate about whatever she does. Five good reasons to like her as far as I'm concerned. You see, it all started while I was at the gym. For some strange reason, the T.V's in front of the elliptical machines are always tuned to the Food Network. Sometimes it seems like Paula's show comes on at about 5 different times a day because it is on the T.V. almost every time I'm there! So for the hour I spend on the elliptical, I can watch Paula create the most mouthwatering recipes you have ever seen. Y'all.
Is this a conspiracy or what? Shouldn't the T.V. be tuned to the Fitness Channel?
You will need the following:
A Bundt pan, sprayed with Pam or something similiar
Two 12 ounce tubes of Crescent Rolls
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon cinnamon (or pre-mixed cinnamon sugar)
1 stick of butter
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
2/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
2 bananas, sliced 1/4 inch thick
*peanut butter or chips
*2/3 cup white chocolate chips
Slice each banana about 1/4 inch thick
Place two slices of banana and about a teaspoon of the chocolate chips onto each triangle, and take a deep breath. Now here's where I strayed off the trail (I'm always doing that). As I was sprinkling the chocolate chips onto the triangle, one of my kitchen cabinet doors above me flew open and a bag of white chocolate chips and a jar of peanut butter magically fell out onto the counter. Can you believe it?? I thought it was divine intervention....an Easter miracle.................. so I quickly added them to my recipe. :)
Sprinkle half of the nuts into the bottom of the pan, roll the triangles into little packets and place eight of them in the pan on top of the nuts.
This fabulous "Gorilla" is at it's best when it is served warm, but unless you and your guests are seated around the oven waiting, I would wrap the whole thing in tinfoil and re-heat it a little before it's served. The sections will just "pull apart" easily. It's great with a little dollop of Cool Whip and a drizzle of melted chocolate too!
My sister just asked me, "When are you supposed to serve this "Gorilla" anyway???" Is it for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Dessert, Snack.......WHAT????? Who knows. Who cares. All I know is it positively melts in your mouth. Of course with my executive decision to add peanut butter and white chocolate chips, in my opinion it made the entire "Gorilla" "simplysweeter". Get it? (insert rolling of the eyes here)
This bread is so dang good it will make you beat on your chest and swing from a tree. But trust me, this special treat is not for wimps or chimps. If you eat too much of this "Gorilla", you will turn into a "chunky monkey" so consider yourself warned. So do what I do to burn off the calories.......take a piece of "Gorilla", lace up your sneakers and go for a run. A long one. Like.... come back in a couple of days. But please, don't fool yourself into believing they'll be anything left but the crumbs upon your return. Because when it comes to this "Gorilla".......