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Banana Boats Recipe

Banana Boats Recipe

This recipe, given to me years ago by a good friend, is a favorite with my family when we go camping. It's quick, fun to make and scrumptious! —Brenda Loveless, Garland, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings

Ingredients

  • 4 medium unpeeled ripe bananas
  • 4 teaspoons miniature chocolate chips
  • 4 tablespoons miniature marshmallows

Directions

  • 1. Cut banana peel lengthwise about 1/2 in. deep, leaving 1/2 in. at both ends. Open peel wider to form a pocket. Fill each with 1 teaspoon chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon marshmallows. Crimp and shape four pieces of heavy-duty foil (about 12 in. square) around bananas, forming boats.
  • 2. Grill, covered, over medium heat for 5-10 minutes or until marshmallows melt and are golden brown. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 136 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 3mg sodium, 32g carbohydrate (26g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein .

Reviews for Banana Boats

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colvin1
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2016

"A fun and easy dessert for both adults and kids. To make it a little more of an 'adult dessert', try adding a capful of rum… oh so yummy!"

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treacher
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2015

"So much fun to make,no one heard of making banana boat's in my family, so I got to show off at our family get together. Thank's for sharing. LeeAnn Treacher Elkhart,In"

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chocolatelover24
Reviewed Jun. 22, 2014

"Awesome snack for someone on a diet! Very easy to make. Next time I might try a little peanut butter in the banana boat as well."

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mars418
Reviewed Jun. 3, 2014

"Wonderful! So easy and tasty!"

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TeenschT
Reviewed May. 18, 2013

"I was first introduced to this as a 12 year old camping with my Pioneer Girls Group and it became a camping must have. Our kids always made sure we packed the banana boat ingredients before we left for camping. Now they are on their own and continue this camping tradition with their friends and families."

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TeenschT
Reviewed May. 18, 2013

"I was first introduced to this as a 12 year old camping with my Pioneer Girls Group and it became a camping must have. Our kids always made sure we packed the banana boat ingredients before we left for camping. Now they are on their own and continue this camping tradition with their friends and families."

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cats1958eyes
Reviewed May. 18, 2012

"This recipe originated from the Girl Scouts. I made this recipe some 40 years ago at Girl Scout Camp. The only difference, we put our foil wrapped bananas into a gigantic Bon fire...Fabulous!"

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tomfer
Reviewed May. 7, 2012

"Oldie But Goodie!! I have even done these in the micro, be careful as the nana gets hot. The skin will blacken. It is best to make a well by scrapping away some of the banana where you cut the peel opening. I use Mr. Goodbars cuz I love the peanuts!!!YUMMMM"

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Potroast911
Reviewed Nov. 30, 2011

"I made these on three different camping trips. They were easy, yummy and a huge hit with the kids. I started bringing baby bananas for the smaller kids. An awesome recipe!"

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cclampet
Reviewed Sep. 6, 2011

"This is as good as it gets"

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pinkrain
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"Looks really very good."

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cjpasek
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"We do this all the time in Girl Scouts.

We too make a cover for our boat.
The worst part is forgetting where you put it in the fire and getting someone else's !"

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nmharleyrider
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"Yuck. even tastes worse than it looks"

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suesews
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"Reminder of goodies from years ago. We made these as Scouts. I think it was a standard for 4H kids too. My kids enjoyed them also. Good things keep going through the years."

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plytmkutr
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"OMG! We used to make these at Girl Scout camp55 years ago! We used Hershey bar squares and wrapped them in foil and laid them on the edge of the camp fire. They were SO good."

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Susancrab
Reviewed Sep. 3, 2011

"This recipe looks great and I am looking forward to trying it...One question..do you need a fork..is it really messy?"

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marthabenoit
Reviewed Jun. 15, 2011

"This is excellent recipe for a camp fire. Scout troop etc. taste good and easy clean up."

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LatelyLisa
Reviewed Nov. 10, 2010

"FABULOUS....so easy and delicious. Kids and adults loved it!!! A keeper for sure!!!"

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janemarie torgerson
Reviewed Oct. 25, 2010

"Whoops! First time I made this I used the colored minature marshmellows - not so good! Tried it again and used white marshmellows and it has now become my FAVORITE dessert! So simple!"

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archuletasway
Reviewed Jul. 28, 2010

"We use to make this when I was a kid living in Washington state about 25 yrs ago and absolutely loved them. We did it a bit different. We placed ours in a 350* preheated oven for 15 to 20 minutes then drizzled caramel ice cream topping over it as we spooned it out. Great to make when camping as well."

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jlbarhorst
Reviewed Jul. 6, 2010

"Been making these for 50 years. We also will add a sprinkle of brown sugar in the bottom and we use Hershey choc. bars broke into pieces. Also can add, peanut butter."

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Elfman42
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2010

"I remember these when I was a kid. Now I'm making them for my son...and me too! I also add peanuts to them for a bit of nutty crunch. Yummy!"

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JaniceShanks
Reviewed Jun. 11, 2010

"I learned this in Girl Scouts & used in 4-H too. Instead of just sliting the banana, we'd start at the stem & cut a loop just on the top, (like a lid) scoop just a little banana out to make room for the mini choc chips & mini marshmallows. put the lid back down, wrap in foil & lay on coals. About 5-10 minutes. I don't care for bananas much, but I do like these. I do like the idea of adding crushed graham crackers. Will try that next time, & maybe some peanut butter on another. thank for the tips."

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ahmom
Reviewed May. 31, 2010

"These were pretty good. Don't be alarmed about the black skins. They should be darker than the ones pictured."

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campbebm
Reviewed May. 25, 2010

"Hello, I am compiling the best grilled desserts for my blog at yoursmartcart.com/blog and I was curious if I may include this great recipe? Thank you!"

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basic932
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2009

"i've added peanut butter to these and my boyfriend's son loves 'em that way!"

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heidilovesicecream
Reviewed Jun. 23, 2009

"After wrapping in foil, you can also bake in the oven at 350 degrees until warm (about 10 minutes)."

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fioraso
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2009

"My family loved this dessert! My son said "you should make this more ~ this is delicious!" This is very quick and easy to make!"

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tgbvmb
Reviewed May. 27, 2009

"I learned this recipe while camping with my Girl Scout troop 40 years ago. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!! By the way, these are excellent with any flavor chips, not just chocolate."

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lrivet
Reviewed May. 18, 2009

"My sister-in-law made these when we were camping and they were so good!!! We also added coarsely crushed graham crackers in addition to the choc chips and marshmallows for more of a S'mores taste. Yummy!!!"

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