Banana Boats (easiest recipe ever for a kinda’ healthy dessert)

We usually like to have a sweet treat after dinner.  Not every night. — but just about.  Sometimes it’s plain fruit.  Sometimes it’s pie or cake or brownies or cookies…  (Usually it’s not just plain fruit.)  Sometimes we want a treat but don’t have the energy or ingredients to make cookies or brownies or pie…  so what do we make?

Banana boats!  (Which are the best of both worlds, fruit and the other junk rolled into one.)

 I did say “kinda’ healthy” !

Easy banana boat recipe


Ingredients:  Bananas, chocolate chips and marshmallows.

Easy banana boat recipe

I did say “Easiest Recipe Ever”!

-Cut the tops off the bananas.

Easy banana boat recipe


- Cut a slit in the bananas but don’t cut through the bottom peel.

Easy banana boat recipe


-Shove as many chocolate chips and marshmallows as you can fit into each banana.

Easy banana boat recipe


-Bake on 350 for 5-10 minutes.  Until the chocolate is melted and the marshmallows puff up.  I like to broil for a bit and toast the marshmallows at the very end.

Easy banana boat recipe


It turns the peel dark but you won’t care once you sink your teeth into your first delicious bite.

Enjoy with a spoon or just peel and eat like a regular — chocolate and marshmallow infused banana.


Try it.

 I dare you.

 It’s divine … and oh – so- easy!

And not terribly bad for you.  After all, it’s made mostly of bananas!


  1. Feral Turtle says:

    Yummy. I was just reading you new post, and although I remembered seeing this post a while back, I clicked on it and put my last banana to work. This was the best treat I have had in a long time. Cheers to you for sharing!!

  2. Jules@fyimodularhomes says:

    Awesome fun idea! Gonna do this camping this year!

  3. Ohhh, these sound so good! And we always have all of the ingredients on hand!

  4. Yum, also an old Girl Scout favorite, never thought to make them at home!

  5. These are my favorite camping (or backyard fake camping, ie: building a fire in the fire pit and then sleeping in our own beds) treat. We wrap them in tin foil and put them in the coals. Yum! I like them better than s’mores.

  6. Thanks for sharing! Look so yummy and I’ve never had one before (yep, living under a rock) :) I LOVE the picture of the “sampler” ~ his smile made me smile! Thanks!

  7. Cait - says:

    I am SO making these tonight. But I am loading in peanut butter too. Awesome!

  8. So funny to see these after all these years! We used to make these in college minus the marshmellows. We’d do them in our dorm’s kitchen and wrap them with aluminum foil and bake them in the oven. Delicious!

  9. I learned to make these — hmmm, well, many years ago as a Girl Scout but we wrapped in foil and cooked over coals. It’s been fun to introduce to younger generations. Y’all have to try them; they are sooo good!

  10. We totally do this but over a fire! Wrap in foil, throw in the coals and wait a while! It is ooey-gooey deliciousness! Nice to know I can make it inside, too. Oh, and I would add peanut butter! :)

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