Grilled Banana Boats

Have s'more fun making dessert outdoors with this fresh and fruity idea.


6 servings


6 ripe firm large bananas, unpeeled
6 tablespoons chocolate chips
6 tablespoons miniature marshmallows
2 tablespoons chopped pecans


Cut 6 (12-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil. Heat gas or charcoal grill, or heat oven to 350°F (177°C).

With sharp knife, make deep lengthwise cut along inside curve of each banana, being careful not to cut all the way through. Open slit to form pocket. Crimp and shape 1 sheet of foil around each banana, forming boats.

Holding each banana in hand, fill pocket with 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons marshmallows and about 1/2 heaping teaspoon chopped pecans.

Return each banana to its foil boat. Seal top of foil, leaving 2 to 3 inches headspace. Place on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until marshmallows soften. Or bake 15 to 20 minutes in oven until marshmallows soften. (Can also place in campfire coals to cook.)

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 25 minutes
Grill Time: 20 minutes

Additional Information

The beauty of this recipe is that it can be made for 1 or 100. Just adjust the measurements to accommodate for the number of people you are serving.

The banana peel will turn black when heated. Don't worry, the dessert will still taste wonderful.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving: Calories 220 (Calories from Fat 45), Total Fat 5 g (Saturated Fat 2 g, Trans Fat 0 g), Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 5 mg; Total Carbohydrate 41 g (Dietary Fiber 4 g, Sugars 24 g), Protein 2 g; Exchanges: 2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 3

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