Campfire Banana Boats

Summer is my favorite time of year! I love barbecues, campfires, and especially all the delicious food! This recipe is fun and easy for your kids to make, and it tastes amazing!!!! I do highly recommend bringing forks for them though… they get a little messy 🙂

Serves: 5-6

Fire Pit Banana Boats

5 minPrep Time

5 minCook Time

10 minTotal Time

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  • 5-6 banana's (however ripe you prefer them... I don't like any brown on mine)
  • About 3/4 cup chocolate chips (you can use peanut butter chocolate chips, white, or semi-sweet. You could also try breaking up pieces of your favorite candy bar. I bet a Reese's would be good!)
  • About 1 cup mini Marshmallows (you can cut up big ones too)
  • Aluminum foil


  1. Cut your aluminum foil into pieces that are about 8"x12" or 12"x12".
  2. Unpeel the banana, and cut a slice down the middle.
  3. You don't want to cut all the way through, but you just want a gap so you can put marshmallows and chocolate chips in it.
  4. Place the peeled and cut banana on the foil to decorate.
  5. Place desired amount of chocolate chips and marshmallows in the gap.
  6. I try to get as much as I can in there so It's full, gooey and delicious!
  7. Fold the foil over the banana so nothing will leak out of the foil, and so you can keep all the good stuff in it.
  8. Place over coals.
  9. It will usually take about 5 minutes to cook depending on how hot the coals/fire is.
  10. You can also cook them in the oven or over the grill if your campfire rains out.
  11. Medium heat on the grill for 5 or so minutes, checking every so often until desired the marshmallows and chocolate chips are at desired melting point
  12. Broil on high for 7-10 minutes in the oven, or until desired melting point.

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4 Responses to “Campfire Banana Boats”

  1. Dona Coffey
    my mom made these for our first girl scout camping trip back in the 60's. I introduced them to my husband when we went on our first camping trip. He has introduced all of his cub scouts and boy scouts to banana boats. We love them
  2. Michelle
    Just made these for my husband and me. Yummy! Made them in the oven. Accidently cut a few bananas a little too deeply so they came apart (not a "boat" anymore), so I "glued" them back together with peanut butter and then loaded on the chocolate chips and marshmellows. Really rich but super yummy. Can't wait to make them for my nephews! Thanks for the great idea!

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