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By: Laura Moss on June 28, 2011, 8:11 a.m.
Campfire banana split

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Grilled banana splits

Follow this simple recipe and you won’t need ice cream to enjoy a banana split.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Total time: 10 minutes

Yield: Serves 1

Grilled banana splits


  • 1 banana
  • 1/8 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/8 cup small marshmallows
  • Any other toppings you'd like (toffee chips, caramel pieces, berries, sprinkles, etc.)
  1. At home: Pour chocolate chips, marshmallows and any other topping ingredients into a plastic bag or container. Wrap banana in foil and pack in safe place.
  2. On the trail: Cut banana lengthwise and stuff with marshmallows, chocolate chips and other toppings. Rewrap banana in foil and place on hot coals or near campfire. Cook banana for five minutes, unwrap and enjoy!

Courtesy of Andrea Williamson Gregg