Savory Sundays: Banana Boats

G and I are gone camping this weekend with our bridal party in a joint Bachelor/Bachelorette Camping Weekend. We’re enjoying a number of awesome meals and snacks prepared by our best friends, Luke and Leia, and are positively in heaven. There is nothing I love more than campfires and good company.

As I head off to do some hiking in the dunes, I wanted to leave my recommendation for the weekend’s snacks: banana boats. This is a snack I remember making every year at summer camp as a kid and brings back great memories of carefree days. Expect a savory and sweet treat where forks and napkins are necessities!

Banana Boats

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: Moderately Easy
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Gather 'round the campfire for these ooey gooey treats.

Want a new snack while camping to give your S’mores a run for their money? Try this customizable goodie and prepare to be amazed!


  • 4 bananas
  • 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup mini marshmallows


  1. Cut four 12-inch sheets of foil
  2. Make a deep lengthwise cut along inside curve of each banana, being careful not to cut all the way through
  3. Open slit to form pocket.
  4. Fill each banana with 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons marshmallows, or any optional additives below
  5. Wrap each banana in foil, making sure that foil opening is on top
  6. Using tongs, set wrapped bananas in coals of campfire
  7. Cook 8 to 10 minutes
  8. Carefully remove from fire, peel back foil, and serve immediately

  • 1/2 cup crushed Golden Grahams (to make a s’mores banana)
  • 2 Tbsp caramel syrup
  • 2 Tbsp hot fuge
  • 1/2 cup peanut butter chips

Enjoy, friends!