Banana Boats

While I’m on the topic of boats, I thought I would include my Banana Boats recipe. We had a great time boating at Smith Mountain Lake but we ran out of time to make these Banana Boats. Since I had all the makings I figured I might as well make them here at home, just to give us that continued vacation feel. Years ago Himself and I went camping. Once. When you have a 100 pound Rottie with you, the camping trip becomes suddenly about them. Try getting a huge Rottie out of a lake, it is merely impossible. Then you must listen to them lick themselves all night long. But alas, by morning she was shiny and new. We made these Banana Boats on that camping trip and wow what a treat. Diamond Dog even liked a taste too. These boats are fantastic but after a few you will definitely sink. Give these a go at your next cookout or camping trip, you wont be sorry.

Banana Boats
Bananas- one per boat
chocolate chips- 2 T. per boat
mini marshmallows- about 20 per boat
peanut butter- 1 T. per boat

On a 12-15 inch square of heavy duty foil center one banana. Slice the banana open, lying flat. Spread with peanut butter, sprinkle with chocolate chips and top with marshmallows. Take the far side of the foil and side closest to you and bring them together being sure that the banana folds in on itself. Roll those sides down together sealing the banana in. Roll the end sides up sealing the ends. Place in hot coals, on a hot grill, or on your cook top grill for about 10 minutes or until everything is melted and the banana is creamy. To serve gently open the top letting the steam escape then dig in with a spoon, it will be hot! Or serve in bowls. Make one boat per person.

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  1. redforever
    Posted August 5, 2008 at 10:39 AM | Permalink

    Just went to your recipe box, very nicely organized. I especially like that you have categorized the meats as well, makes it easier for browsing!!!

  2. That Girl
    Posted August 5, 2008 at 12:14 PM | Permalink

    I just booked us a camping trip for this weekend! Maybe we’ll make boats (although we’re high class camping in a cabin so we can avail ourselves of a stove….I think)

  3. Tanya
    Posted August 5, 2008 at 3:14 PM | Permalink

    This is my ultimate dessert combination–pb, marshmallow, chocolate, and bananas. It doesn’t get any better than that for me! I don’t camp, but I will definitely try this on my grill. What a yummy recipe!

  4. Lisa
    Posted August 5, 2008 at 6:28 PM | Permalink

    We used to make these at Girl Scout camp. Yummy! I left an award for you on my blog.

  5. Grace
    Posted August 6, 2008 at 4:29 AM | Permalink

    lovely food porn for a wednesday morning–i’d happily stick my face in that. it’s almost enough to entice me to go camping…almost. 🙂

  6. Robin Sue
    Posted August 6, 2008 at 5:37 PM | Permalink

    redforever- glad you liked the Recipe Box!

    That Girl- What timing, now you can make these on your camping trip, even in a cabin.

    Tanya- Grills are perfect for this as well. Enjoy!

    Lisa- Thanks so much to the award. Wee how fun is that! I will post it as soon as I get back from my trip!!

    Grace- Just eat these and say you went camping. Easy!

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