Recipe: Campfire Banana Splits

It is almost time for the official kick-off to summer: Memorial Weekend! What does a long weekend mean for a large number of people who live in the United States? Camping!

Camping always (or hopefully) involves a campfire and some cooking around a fire. Did you think S’Mores? Sure S’Mores are a great dessert snack to have over a fire, but are you looking for something new? Something different that tastes just as good?

The Campfire Banana Split recipe will probably do the trick for you. It is sweet, melty with chocolate and easy to make.

Campfire Banana Splits

Bananas – still in the peel

aluminum foil pieces large enough to go around a banana

mini marshmallows

chocolate ships

cherries – optional

Leave the banana in the peel and slice it down the center lengthwise, so it opens enough to add filling. Pull the banana apart gently if needed, but don’t split the banana open all th way through.

Sprinkle in chocolate chips in the opening. Layer marshmallows over the chocolate chips. Place the banana in the tin foil and warp it completely, leaving the marshmallows and chocolate up. Carefully, place it over the fire on a grate.

Depending on how hot the fire is, it probably only needs 5 – 10 minutes to melt.

Carefully, remove the banana from the fire. Open the aluminum over a plate. You can let the banana cool and peel it or eat with a spoon right out of the peel. Cherries and whipped cream can be additional toppings if desired.

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