Every year for pretty much as long as I can remember my dad, brother, and I have gone camping in the summer (my mom is definitely not a camping fan). The tradition continues this year, I’ll be spending the weekend sleeping in a tent, playing in a creek, and most importantly, eating delicious food cooked over a camp fire! In honor of this weekend’s camping excursion I decided to post this recipe for Campfire Bananas (I’ve had the pictures since last year’s camping trip and just never got around to posting them… oops).
They’re super gooey, chocolatey, and delicious! Plus they’re really easy to make. Take some brown bananas (I won’t eat a banana until it had brown spots on it, green bananas are yucky). and cut a slit across them about 3/4 of the way down in depth. Then fill said slit with lots and lots of chocolate chips.
Then cover the chocolate chips with pieces of marshmallow, or use mini marshmallows.
Wrap the bananas in foil and put them over the fire coals/embers for a few minutes, turning once or twice. Open up the foil very carefully so you don’t burn yourself (I always get too excited about what’s inside and inevitably burn my fingers, do as I say, not as I do).
Finally, dig in and enjoy.
1 ripe banana
marshmallows (2 marshmallows cut in pieces if you’re using large marshmallows)
– Cut a slit the whole way across the banana, cutting about 3/4 of the way down in depth
– Fill the slit with chocolate chips
– Cover the chocolate chips with the marshmallow pieces
– Wrap the bananas in foil
– Place the foil pack over the coal or embers of a fire (or put them in the oven at 400 °F if you aren’t camping)
– If cooking on a fire turn every 1-2 minutes
– After 4-5 min remove from the fire, carefully open the packs, and serve