Banana in syrup is one of my favorite desserts. While the delicious, shiny red pieces of banana look like candy, they are not as sweet as they appear.
The small bananas common in Thailand called gluay nam wah(กล้วยน้ำว้า) are a key ingredient in this recipe. In the US, the closest type of banana I found was Manzano.
Bananas in syrup is easy to make and tastes great, but making it beautifully red does take a little patience.