Camping Banana Boats

These are a favourite that take me back to my childhood, sitting at the cabin next door making banana boats instead of boring old S’mores like I made with my family.

I thought I had won the S’mores lottery!!

I had all but forgotten about them until recently, but my kids love bananas almost as much as they love S’mores so I decided to see if they enjoyed them as much as I did when I was a kid!


  • Ripe, firm Bananas- one per person
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of chocolate chips per banana
  • 1-2 Tablespoons of mini marshmallows
  • Other toppings as desired- nuts, strawberries, caramel, etc.
Ripe, firm bananas
Semisweet Chocolate Chips
Mini Marshmallows

Cooking Instructions:

  • Cut 12 inch sheets of heavy duty foil
  • 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.
  • Hold the banana and fill pocket with chocolate chips, and mini marshmallows
  • Return each banana to its foil boat.
  • Seal top of foil, leaving 2 to 3 inches headspace.

Cooking Options:

  • Cover grill; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until marshmallows softened.
  • Bake 15 to 20 minutes in oven until marshmallows softened.
  • Can also place in campfire coals to cook or on a rack over the fire, cook until marshmallows softened.
After making a deep, lengthwise cut your banana should look similar to this.
Stuff banana with your favourite ingredients & return to foil boat.

Cook by preferred method. Remove from heat once marshmallows and chocolate chips are melted, and eat with a spoon! My son actually thought the marshmallows were whipped cream somehow… but he loved it!

Grab a spoon and dig in!

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Published by Road Trip Mama

I am a 34 year old Mom of two, married to my wonderful husband living in Beautiful British Columbia. My kids are 9 and 12 and pretty much complete opposites! My daughter loves to Road Trip like her Mama and my son is more ‘are we there yet?’ From 8 hour road trips to see family, ferries to the island or just a good old drive up a dirt road, I’ll have tips to keep the kids entertained, food to pack and road reports! We are so fortunate to live in this beautiful place surrounded by mountains and rivers and endless trails to explore! Follow me and see how I maintain my sanity on these trips!

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