Campfire Bananas



5 min


15 min


4 bananas

Campfire Bananas

Photo: Roberto Caruso

Bananas play host to the best combination; melted chocolate and marshmallow. Wrap them in foil and throw them on the grill for the best fruit dessert.


  • 4 bananas
  • ½ cup mini marshmallows
  • 3 tbsp chocolate chips
  • 3 tbsp chopped pecans or almonds , optional


  • Preheat barbecue to medium. Make a lengthwise slit along inside curve of each banana, cutting through the peel but not all the way through banana. Gently open to form a long hollow. Place each banana on a large piece of foil. Divide marshmallows, chocolate chips and pecans among the bananas (it’s OK if some spills out). Seal foil around bananas.
  • Place foil packets on grill and barbecue, lid open, 8 min. Carefully open foil packets. Chocolate should be just starting to melt. Sprinkle with more nuts and serve with ice cream if desired. Grab a spoon and eat straight from foil.

Nutrition (per serving)

  • Calories
  • 184,
  • Protein
  • 2 g,
  • Carbohydrates
  • 42 g,
  • Fat
  • 3 g,
  • Sodium
  • 4 mg.

Originally published in the Today’s Parent May + June 2017 issue. Photo by Roberto Caruso.