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Saturday
May122012

Making Banana Boats

When I was a little girl my absolute favorite thing about Girl Scout campfires was making and then eating banana boats.  They were a wonderful special treat and absolutely delicious.

As an adult camping still means banana boats to me and I never head out on a camping trip without bringing banana boat ingredients along. What could be better than melted chocolate and marshmallows with bananas? Only eating it around a campfire.

Ingredients List
- Bananas
- Miniature marshmallows
- Chocolate chips
- Aluminum foil

Directions
- With a paring knife, make a score down the center of the banana peel and across the top and bottom 
- Peel back the banana peel and stuff the banana full of marshmallows and chocolate chips
- Carefully wrap the banana with aluminum foil and place in campfire coals
- After five to ten minutes, use tongs to pull the banana from the fire
- Once the banana has cooled enough to eat, peel back the foil and use a spoon to scoop out the softened banana 

Tips and Tricks
- While amazing delicious, banana boats are very messy so beware!
- If you aren't going camping any time soon and you are craving banana boats, you can try baking the bananas in the oven

Have you ever made banana boats while camping? What is your favorite camping food? 

Reader Comments (4)

I've never had a banana boat, but you are right, how can you go wrong with bananas, chocolate, and marshmallows!?!?

P.S. Love the quote by Ryan Stiles. I adore him!!

May 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRene

Rene- They are delicious! You should try them if you have a chance. That quote cracked me up, too!

May 14, 2012 | Registered CommenterLisa

I was in Girl Scouts as a kid too and we made those banana boats all the time. We also made Smores a lot too. To this day I still crave smores. I can't get enough of them. I'm a two marshmallow kind of girl with hershey chocolate bars. Nothing is better. A lot of people I know like to burn them but I like to get them a golden brown color. :)

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Jen- I love s'mores, too! I am totally with you about getting perfect golden brown marshmallows. Those are the best. I never quite understood why some people like them better burnt!

May 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterLisa

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