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How to Make A Banana Boat and Make Your Kids Love You


ripe bananas split down the middle with chocolate and peanut butter inside

Last summer, a friend of mine made “banana boats” (a gooey pile of banana chocolate & marshmallow deliciousness) while we were camping on Lake Greenwood in South Carolina. They are YUMMY and the kids loved them!

We made them right along with our nightly s’mores!

Here’s how to make a banana boat:

For each “banana boat” you’ll need:

  • 1 banana (unpeeled)
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Chocolate (use chocolate chips or small pieces of chocolate candy bar)
  • Heavy duty aluminum foil

To construct your banana boat you’ll need to do the following:

  1. Peel a single strip of the banana down so only a small strip of fruit is showing.
  2. Cut out the exposed slice of banana (about ½” wide).
  3. Put chocolate and marshmallows into the space where you removed the banana strip.
  4. Replace the peel over the exposed section of the banana.
  5. Wrap in aluminum foil and place in coals of your campfire or over a grill.
  6. Cook 8-10 minutes.
  7. Remove from campfire. BE CAREFUL!!! Packet will be HOT!
  8. Once it’s cooled, chow down!

**These are also great with a little dab of peanut butter, reeses pnut butter chips or chopped peanut butter cups. There’s lots of great treats to put into a banana boat, so be creative!**

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Banana boat images 1 and 2 from Tumblr.


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