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Stuffed Bananas

Want a special treat for those cool summer nights?  Katie in our office has fond memories about summer nights with her family making (and eating!) this sweet treat. 

Try this fun recipe that only takes 10 minutes and can be made over a campfire, on a grill, or in your oven!  You can customize it to include (or not include) whatever you like.  We hope it will leave your family with happy memories, too.

 


Ingredients

 

1 banana per person
Aluminum foil
Ice Cream
Stuffing items (as many as you want!):

  • Chocolate or peanut butter chips (or chunks, or chopped bars)
  • Marshmallows (we like the organic homemade ones best)
  • Peanut butter
  • Caramel
  • Chopped nuts
  • Dried fruit
  • Get creative!

Directions:

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.  You can also cook these over the fire or on a grill.
  2. Gather your ingredients 
  3. Slit your banana.  Make sure an adult does this step!  Keeping the peel on the banana, simply cut a slit on the underside of the banana (the side that curves in) about 3/4 of the way through the banana.
  4. Stuff your banana.  This part is for the kids!  Place anything that melts deep inside the banana - chocolate/peanut butter chips, marshmallows, candy bits, etc. 
  5. Drizzle any sauce on top and sprinkle with nuts, dried fruit, etc.
  6. Wrap your banana tightly with aluminum foil
  7. Cook your banana.  If you're cooking it in the oven, place on a cookie sheet and bake for about 15 minutes.  If you're cooking in a fire, be sure it's wrapped tightly and use tongs to place your banana in a not-too-hot spot in the ashes.  You can also grill your banana!  Turn over a few times to be sure it's cooking evenly. 
  8. After about 10-15 minutes, remove your banana and carefully unwrap the foil using oven mitts. 
  9. Serve with ice cream!