Banana Boats with Chocolate and Marshmallows: Epic Banana Boats

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Hey there, foodies and adventure junkies alike! Today we’re diving into a campfire favorite Banana Boats with Chocolate and Marshmallows.

Oh man, these are the stuff dreams are made of.

Born in the heart of American camping culture, this dessert is an all-in-one package of gooey, sweet, and tantalizing flavors.

Why is this dish so special?

Well, because it’s super easy to make, right there in the wilderness, and serves up memories as warm as the fire you cook it on.

Buckle up, because we’re about to set sail on the Banana Boat!

Banana Boats with Chocolate and Marshmallows Recipe

This is your go-to campfire dessert that perfectly melds bananas, chocolate, and marshmallows into a warm, gooey treat. The versatility of a good campfire cooking kit is evident when you’re juggling multiple ingredients for these Banana Boats.

Banana Boats with Chocolate and Marshmallows

Banana Boats with Chocolate and Marshmallows

Sukhen Tanchangya
Get your taste buds ready for a campfire creation that's a true work of dessert art.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 300 kcal


  • A campfire
  • Grill grate or campfire tripod
  • Heat-resistant gloves
  • Knife
  • Spoon
  • Tongs


  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1 cup mini marshmallows
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • Aluminum foil


  • Preparation: Light up your campfire and let it burn down to some nice, hot coals. Position your grill grate or campfire tripod over the coals.
  • Prep the Bananas: Take each banana and make a deep slit down the length, being careful not to cut all the way through.
  • Stuff It: Spoon in the marshmallows and chocolate chips into the slit.
  • Wrap It Up: Wrap each banana tightly in aluminum foil.
  • Cook: Place the wrapped bananas on the grill grate or hang them from the tripod. Cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Check: Carefully open the foil to check if the marshmallows and chocolate have melted.
  • Rest: Let them sit for 5 minutes before eating.


Remember to be cautious when opening the aluminum foil—the steam can be hot.

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Nutrition Facts

Service SizeServingsAmount Per Serving% Daily Value *Vitamin
1 Banana Boat4Calories: 30010%Vitamin C: 20%

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Cooking Tips and Tricks

  • Use ripe but firm bananas. They are easier to stuff and hold up better during cooking.
  • Feel adventurous? Add some nuts or other fruits like strawberries for an extra punch of flavor.
  • Make sure your coals are hot but not flaming to ensure even cooking.
  • You can also cook these in an oven at 350°F (175°C) if you’re craving them at home.


We’ve come to the end of our Banana Boat journey, and what a ride it’s been! This recipe is so much more than just bananas, chocolate, and marshmallows.

It’s about the pure joy of cooking under the stars and sharing these delightful moments with your loved ones. Until our next culinary adventure—keep those fires burning and those spirits high! Happy Camping! 🏕️🔥

Learn more: Campfire Chili and Cornbread

Sukhen Tanchangya

Sukhen is a passionate blogger and has a passion for camping. He enjoys cooking, especially over a campfire. Sukhen enjoys sharing adventure insights and outdoor cooking tips.

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