Grilled Banana Campfire S’mores

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Fun way to make s’mores while camping! How to make banana boats s’mores over the campfire, using chocolate chips, marshmallows, and graham crackers!

ooey gooey banana s'mores close up with chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and graham crackers

There are so many enjoyable ways to make and eat s’mores, and bananas add a whole new twist to this favorite campfire snack. I thought skillet s’mores and sugar cone s’mores were fun, but grilled banana s’mores are even better. 

While a lot of people have an aversion to bananas for some reason, don’t knock banana boats ’til you try them. Filled with melted chocolate, marshmallows, and small graham crackers, the banana adds an ooey gooey factor.

s'mores in a banana with Teddy Grahams, mini marshmallows, and Ghirardelli chocolate chips

You can break regular graham crackers up into smaller pieces, but I love using smaller graham cracker snacks for this recipe. Teddy Grahams Outdoor Discoveries go right along with camping, with the cutest shapes like bumblebees, butterflies, flowers, and ladybugs. Love! 

ingredients for banana boats s'mores on a cutting board, including chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, Teddy Grahams, and bananas

While you can find the printable s’mores recipe below, let’s walk through the steps to making this yummy camping snack your kids are going to love! 

Grilled Banana Campfire S’mores Ingredients:

You’ll also need aluminum foil.

grilled banana s'mores

Cooking Tip: Amounts of chocolate chips, marshmallows, and graham crackers may vary, depending on the size of the bananas. 

How to make Campfire Banana Boats:

First things first, you’ll need either a campfire or a heated grill. Before you start filling your banana, either get a fire going or heat up the grill.

cutting a slit in a banana with a sharp knife to make banana s'mores

Next, cut a slit down the length of the banana on top, making sure you don’t poke through the back peel on the banana. Note: You may want to wash your bananas before you ever start. 

stuffing banana with chocolate, marshmallows, and graham crackers to make a banana s'more

Next, layer chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and graham crackers in between the banana where you cut the slit down through. Squish and fill as full as possible. 

Completely wrap your banana boats in aluminum foil. Make sure it’s completely covered.

banana boats wrapped in aluminum foil, cooking on the grill

Add to a warm grill, or place in campfire coals. 

Allow the s’mores to cook for about 5 to 10 minutes.

unwrapping grilled banana s'mores from aluminum foil after cooking

Using a pair of tongs, remove your banana s’more from the fire or grill, and carefully unwrap the foil; be careful, it’s hot! Watch the marshmallow, especially, as you unwrap so you don’t get burnt. 

The banana will have turned mostly brown/black. You can let it cool for a few minutes, then dig in and enjoy!

how to make s'mores in a banana, ooey gooey campfire recipes

Grilled banana s’mores are so yummy! 

Alternative recipe options

banana s'mores recipe

Kitchen/camping tools you may need to make this s’mores recipe:

Grill – You need a way to cook your s’mores.

Paring Knife – to cut the banana.

Aluminum Foil – You’ll need to wrap the banana in foil before cooking.

Tongs – A good pair of tongs will save your fingers.

Grilled Banana Campfire S’mores

Fun way to make s’mores while camping! How to make banana boats s’mores over the campfire, using chocolate chips, marshmallows, and graham crackers!

Course Dessert
Cuisine Dessert
Keyword banana boats, banana s’mores, campfire, grilled banana, s’mores
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 1 serving
Calories 396 kcal
Author Mel Lockcuff

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. First things first, you’ll need either a campfire or a heated grill. Before you start filling your banana, either get a fire going or heat up the grill.

  2. Next, cut a slit down the length of the banana on top, making sure you don’t poke through the back peel on the banana. Note: You may want to wash your bananas before you ever start.

  3. Next, layer chocolate chips, mini marshmallows, and graham crackers in the slit you cut in the banana. Squish and fill as full as possible.

  4. Completely wrap your banana boats s’mores in aluminum foil. Make sure it’s completely covered.
  5. Add to a warm grill, or place in campfire coals.

  6. Allow the s’mores to cook for about 5 to 10 minutes.
  7. Using a pair of tongs, remove your banana s’mores from the fire or grill, and carefully unwrap the foil; be careful, it’s hot! Watch the marshmallow especially as you unwrap, so you don’t get burnt.

  8. The banana will have turned mostly brown/black. You can let it cool for a few minutes, then dig in and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Cooking Tip: Amounts of chocolate chips, marshmallows, and graham crackers may vary, depending on the size of the bananas.

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Banana Campfire S'mores
Amount Per Serving
Calories 396 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 2mg1%
Sodium 162mg7%
Potassium 294mg8%
Carbohydrates 51g17%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 29g32%
Protein 4g8%
Calcium 46mg5%
Iron 3.8mg21%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Did you know National S’mores Day is August 10th?

It sure is, and now you have even more reason to make these lovelies. Plus, I’m celebrating this special “holiday” with a few friends.

Safety first, right?! My friend Sherry, from Cub Scout Ideas, shares how to safely make s’mores. I know, with a toddler, safety around the campfire is really important.

My friend Linda, from Life on Summerhill, has beautiful Outdoor Fall Decor Ideas, along with how you can set up your own s’mores bar. Yes, please!

And just in case you can’t get outdoors, you can still enjoy that chocolatey marshmallow goodness with my friend Anne’s recipe for Jello Pudding Smores Pie. Yum!

campfire s'mores recipe for banana boats

No matter how you enjoy s’mores, they’re always fun to make and a great way to spend time with your family, cooking over the campfire, whether you’re in your own backyard or camping.

What’s your favorite way to eat a s’more?

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