Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

Banana Boats

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  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 20 min
  • Active: 5 min
  • Yield: 2 servings
Banana boats are a classic campfire dessert: a delicious gooey mess of softened banana, melted chocolate and sticky marshmallows meant to be eaten with a spoon. Tweaking the recipe so it can be done at home in an oven or on a grill means that this treat can be enjoyed year round, even if you’re far from a campfire. Bonus: If you’re making them at home and feeling adventurous, you can add sprinkles, nuts or ice cream.



  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F or prepare a grill for medium indirect heat. For a gas grill (with 3 or more burners), turn all the burners to medium-high heat; after about 15 minutes turn off one of the middle burners and turn the remaining burners down to medium. For a charcoal grill, bank one chimney starter-full of lit and ashed-over charcoal briquettes to one side of the grill. (Be sure to consult the grill manufacturer's guide for best results.)
  2. Break the chocolate bar into squares. Lightly spray kitchen shears with cooking spray and cut the marshmallows in half crosswise. 
  3. Use a paring knife to cut a slit down the center of 1 unpeeled banana lengthwise, being sure not to cut all the way through. Gently insert alternating pieces of half the chocolate and 4 marshmallow halves. Press the marshmallows into the banana as much as possible so they don’t stick out too much. Wrap the banana in nonstick aluminum foil. Repeat with the remaining banana, chocolate and 4 marshmallow halves. 
  4. Bake or grill over indirect heat, covered, until gooey, 12 to 14 minutes. Let cool 1 minute before unwrapping and eating.