Banana Boat Desserts in 10 minutes

Author: Nikita, Nikita@hhappliance.com

If you ask any of my friends, I have the biggest sweet tooth. I always need to have some type of sweets lying around the house. If you are like myself, I like to try new recipes. Since it is still summer I thought it would be a good idea to try to make a sweet savory snack using our grill! This is also a low-cost dessert option for any outside BBQ. It cost us less than $10 for about 10 people.

S’mores is a summer must, no matter what age you are. One of my favorite recipes is a Banana Boat, a version of s’mores.

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First you take a banana and slice down the middle. Some recipes say to take the peel off. We experimented with both and our conclusion was to keep the peel on. This creates a nice mold and stand allowing you to stuff as much in there as possible!

Next, stuff to the max with marshmallows and chocolate chips. I try to stay a bit healthy and use dark chocolates chips. But choose the kind you enjoy, you are the one eating it after all. We also experimented with milk chocolate, and decided semi-sweet chocolate chips are the best way to go with this recipe. 

Wrap the banana in foil and throw it on the grill for 10 minutes for the goodies to melt. TIP: Make sure to cover the whole banana. If the whole banana is not covered it will burn, making the dessert less enjoyable and aesthetically pleasing to your guests. Other recipes add a handful of crushed Cinnamon Toasted Crunch cereal to the top, but we thought the banana was just a good as it was. Then ENJOY!!!!

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If you do not have a grill, don’t fret! You can still try this Banana Boat using just your oven. Just throw the banana wrapped in foil in the oven for 10 minutes at a temperature at 400 degrees. If you have a convection setting, adjust the temperature to 375 and only keep it for 7 minutes.

If you find a great addition to this recipe please contact us and let us know. We are always up for some new ways to spice up recipes. – Nikita@hhappliance.com

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