get on the boat.

The banana boat!

Yesterday in a stroke of good fortune I realized that I had exactly four bananas and all the ingredients in the pantry for a fun little dessert that was introduced to me by Samantha back when the compound was dependent-less. I have fond memories of Steve, Samantha, Brent and I stuffing our faces with these bad boys long before there were grubby little toddlers running around begging for bites. Oh to be 22 again…

I’m no Pioneer Woman but since this treat is so simple I thought I’d take a few shots as I prepared them. Treats are better when they’re shared, right? Wrong. Treats are never, ever better when they’re shared. They are however better when the recipe (and only the recipe) is shared! So here we go.

Grab as many bananas as you have people and slice them down the middle, being careful not to pierce the bottom side of the peel. Push each end gently to open up the banana.


Sprinkle a little brown sugar into the pocket. Or a lot. Either way works.


Same rule applies for chocolate chips.


ooohhh…getting pretty…


And, finally, mini marshmallows…



Wrap each banana loosely with foil. Be sure to leave a little pocket at the top to keep the marshmallows from sticking to the foil. It’s a dreadful thing when you open your little treat only to find the marshmallows adhered to the foil and essentially wasted!


Bake at 350 for about 15 minutes or throw them on your campfire if you’re a Crazy Shertzer-type. Peel off the foil and dive right in!


Happy weekend friends!

MelSeptember 18, 2009 - 1:40 pm

Oh my goodness, these look delicious!

JenSeptember 18, 2009 - 2:11 pm

Yummy, I’m trying that tomorrow. Thanks!

P.C.September 18, 2009 - 6:39 pm

Love the pic of E enjoying those bad boys! This post brought me back to my Girl Scout days–we made them (minus the sugar) on the campfire. Yum!!

JanelSeptember 18, 2009 - 8:00 pm

gonna try it!

j.j.September 18, 2009 - 8:18 pm

i have like three recipes i’d love to try if only i EVER had a banana just laying around this place. it’s like a bunch of monkeys here, i tell you. i think i’ve done that but didn’t know about the brown sugar part!!! YUM!

AmySeptember 18, 2009 - 8:39 pm

It shouldn’t surprise you that we actually *did* do this on our recent camping trip!

Aunt LuSeptember 19, 2009 - 2:48 pm

I have to admit Suzie Homemaker (you Deed) has made them for me before when I came for a visit in CO. and they rocked.

KimSeptember 21, 2009 - 3:55 pm

Oh yum! We made these tonight (blame the pg craving!). Even my uber picky husband loved these! Thanks for a new dessert recipe! 🙂

AmyJSeptember 21, 2009 - 6:35 pm

OMG – that’s all I have to say …

Angela TomczakSeptember 23, 2009 - 7:52 am

First of all, the world needs a little more PW; so thanks. Second of all, I went straight to the grocery store and bought the ingredients to make this after I read your post; so thanks!

GramaMay 6, 2011 - 5:20 am

They are so good that it took Big E McGee two spoons to eat his!!

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