Bonfire Banana Chocolate Boats are a classic fireside camping dessert. They are fun and quick to prepare, plus, you only need 2 ingredients: banana and chocolate. Make a length-wise cut on a banana with the skin, stuff it with a chocolate bar and place next to the fire watching the chocolate melt and the skin go dark. Messy yet insanely delicious, it only takes a few minutes to make this decadent outdoor treat.
Best enjoyed with a spoon, this low-energy heavenly gooey dessert is simple but totally delicious. Top it up with nuts, coconut flakes or savor it with peanut butter, vegan ice cream or whatever you and your kids enjoy. And if you don't happen to have a bonfire near you, just use the grill or oven -- although it's not as rustic -- and always make sure to avoid nasty aluminum foil.
1. Gather the ingredients
- organic dark chocolate (one bar per banana)
2. Cut the banana
Lay the banana on its “back” and cut a slit down the curved length making a pocket. Do not cut all the way, just a bit more than the length of the chocolate bar.
3. Stuff it
Stuff the banana boat with the chocolate bar.
4. Fire cook
Place the stuffed banana on its “back” near the fire so the chocolate melts with the heat. Turn over so both sides cook properly, it should take about 8 minutes.
5. Slice open
Slice open when the skin turns black and the banana meat becomes soft but be careful, they are very hot when they first come off the fire.
Once it’s served and ready to eat you could sprinkle some nuts, seeds, raisins, coconut flakes or whatever you like on top of your dessert. And for an extra bit of fatty goodness, you could pair it with some peanut butter or vegan ice cream. Dig in with a spoon and enjoy!
Photos by Ana Lisa Alperovich for Inhabitots