Campfire Banana Boats

This recipe was created by America’s Test Kitchen Kids. We were inspired by a dessert made by roasting a banana (and other goodies) in a campfire—our version involves the oven! Safety considerations: This recipe uses the oven.

Serves: 4Prep: 35 minutesCook: 15 minutesTotal: 50 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4


  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1⁄2 cup (3 ounces) milk chocolate chips
  • 3⁄4 cup mini marshmallows
  • 2 graham crackers, broken into small pieces


  • Adjust oven rack to middle position and heat oven to 375 degrees.
  • Using tip of paring knife, slice bananas open from tip to tip, leaving peels on and making sure not to slice all the way through bananas. Gently push end of each banana down and toward center to open up banana into canoe shape. Place four 8-by-12-inch rectangles of aluminum foil on counter. Wrap each banana peel in foil by folding up sides of foil and pinching ends together to create canoe shape.
  • Sprinkle chocolate chips evenly inside bananas, then sprinkle marshmallows on top of chocolate chips. Transfer assembled banana boats to 8-inch square baking dish.
  • Place baking dish in oven. Bake until marshmallows are golden brown and chocolate chips have melted, 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Use oven mitts to remove baking dish from oven (ask an adult for help). Place baking dish on cooling rack and let bananas cool for 10 minutes. Sprinkle bananas with graham cracker pieces. Serve.