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Campfire Banana Boats

These campfire banana boats are filled with delicious goodies and cooked over an open fire until melted and gooey.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Rest Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 6 banana boats
Calories 443 kcal

Ingredients
  

S’mores

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 6 tablespoons mini marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons milk chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons honey graham cereal or broken pieces of graham crackers

Strawberry Chocolate

  • 2 bananas
  • 6 tablespoons fresh strawberries capped and chopped
  • 4 tablespoons mini marshmallows
  • 4 tablespoons milk chocolate chips

Reese’s Cup

  • 2 ripe bananas
  • 6 tablespoons mini marshmallows
  • 6 tablespoons mini Reese’s cups

Instructions
 

  • Prepare your fire with either wood or charcoal. Let it burn down until ash gray with moderately hot coals but no big open flames. Prepare your grate to go over the fire by spraying it (away from the fire) with nonstick spray.
  • Starting at the top of the unpeeled banana, carefully slice from the top of the banana to the bottom. Be careful not to pierce through the bottom layer of the skin.
  • Gently pull the peel slightly open. Pry open the banana flesh. Repeat the steps for the remaining bananas.

S’mores

  • Press 2 tablespoons of the cracker pieces down the length of the banana.
  • Evenly sprinkle 2 tablespoons of milk chocolate chips over the top of the graham crackers.
  • Evenly sprinkle 3 tablespoons of mini marshmallows over the top of the milk chocolate chips.
  • Wrap the banana in foil and set it aside. Repeat the steps for the 2nd banana.

Strawberry Chocolate

  • Evenly sprinkle 2 tablespoons of milk chocolate chips over the banana.
  • Evenly sprinkle 3 tablespoons of chopped strawberries over the chocolate chips.
  • Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of mini marshmallows over the strawberries.
  • Wrap the filled banana in foil and set it aside. Repeat the steps for the 2nd banana.

Reese’s Cup

  • Evenly sprinkle 3 tablespoons of Reese’s minis over the banana.
  • Top the Reese’s with 3 tablespoons of mini marshmallows.
  • Wrap the filled banana in foil and set it aside. Repeat the steps for the 2nd banana.
  • Once all of the bananas have been filled and wrapped, evenly space the packets around the edge of the grill, not directly over any flame. Let cook for 5 minutes. Make sure to rotate the foil packets every couple of minutes since campfire heat can be quite uneven.
  • Remove the packets and allow them to cool for 3 to 5 minutes. Carefully open the packets and enjoy.

Notes

PRO TIP: We have provided three different ways to enjoy your delicious banana boats. Pick one or try all three!
PRO TIP: You can pre-make the packets a day in advance and bring them to your campsite already prepared.
PRO TIP: This recipe can also be made on the grill at home. Preheat the grill as usual and cook them as directed.
PRO TIP: Non-stick Reynolds foil wrap works very well. It keeps the marshmallows from sticking to the tin foil.
PRO TIP: If you are cooking these at home on the barbecue, place the packets on the grill, close the lid and cook for 5 minutes.
PRO TIP: Remember anything cooked over the open flame will be hot when removing, cook with care!

Nutrition

Calories: 443kcalCarbohydrates: 90gProtein: 5gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 158mgPotassium: 554mgFiber: 6gSugar: 59gVitamin A: 377IUVitamin C: 19mgCalcium: 50mgIron: 4mg