Hi friends! It’s Tara from Suburble again, and I’m bringing with me a fantastic, kid-friendly summer dessert recipe. It’s simple, chocolatey, and delicious. (I like all of those three adjectives – what about you?)
There is something about the ooey-gooey taste of S’mores that sings of summertime. The sticky fingers, the laughter around the campire, the sugar rush that brings moments of temporary insanity: who can deny their love for S’mores?!?
Well, you may be putting your S’more love aside once you discover these heavenly treats: Banana Boats.
Banana Boats are a fantastic recipe to break out with the kids. They can prepare their own “boats” easily. And because the ingredients are few and the “baking” is easy, this dessert can be made while camping or while barbecuing in the backyard.
Put a banana on a sheet of heavy duty aluminum foil (or two sheets of regular-weight foil). Slice it down the center.
Jam-pack it full of marshmallows and chocolate chips. The kids can handle this “assembly” quite easily. (Also, consider butterscotch chips – VERY yummy).
Wrap the now-stuffed banana with tin foil and put it on the coals of a campfire or on the barbecue. If you’re at home, you can put it in the oven at 400 degrees.
Sit impatiently for about 15 minutes (if you’re using a campfire, check it more frequently, as you can’t regulate that temperature. Believe me, I’ve tried.)
Open your foil packet of goodness and be amazed at the sight of melted chocolate and marshmallow (all snug in their boat made of banana). Grab a spoon and dig in!
If eating from a foil packet is just too “campfire-chic” for you (and that’s okay, I understand), then you can plate it. But I have to warn you – once it loses its cozy and shiny home, the presentation gets a bit… iffy.
I swear – what it loses in gorgeousness is gained in deliciousness. And simplicity.
Try out a Banana Boat this summer. I guarantee – it will be a hit with the kids (and grown-ups) ’round the campfire.
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