Grilled Banana Boats

Have s’more fun making dessert outdoors with this fresh and fruity idea.


  • 6 ripe firm large bananas, unpeeled
  • 6 tablespoons chocolate chips
  • 6 tablespoons miniature marshmallows
  • 2 tablespoons chopped pecans


  1. Cut 6 (12-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil. Heat gas or charcoal grill, or heat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. With sharp knife, make deep lengthwise cut along inside curve of each banana, being careful not to cut all the way through. Open slit to form pocket. Crimp and shape 1 sheet of foil around each banana, forming boats.
  3. Holding each banana in hand, fill pocket with 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons marshmallows and about 1/2 heaping teaspoon chopped pecans.
  4. Return each banana to its foil boat. Seal top of foil, leaving 2 to 3 inches headspace. Place on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until marshmallows soften.

Servings 6 | Prep Time 25 min | Total Time 45 min

Or bake for 15 to 20 minutes in oven until marshmallows soften. (Can also place in campfire coals to cook.)

The beauty of this recipe is that it can be made for 1 or 100. Just adjust the measurements to accommodate for the number of people you are serving.

The banana peel will turn black when heated. Don't worry, the dessert will still taste wonderful.

Nutrition Information Serving Size: 1 Banana Boat Calories 220 (Calories from Fat 45), Total Fat 5g (Saturated Fat 2g, Trans Fat 0g) Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 5mg Total Carbohydrate 41g (Dietary Fiber 4g Sugars 24g ), Protein 2g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0%; Vitamin C 10%; Calcium 0%; Iron 4%

Exchanges: 0 Starch; 2 Fruit; 1 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat

Carbohydrate Choices: 3

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Pillsbury