I don’t have a sweet tooth and unlike most people I can pass on chocolate. However, growing up, it would not be summer without my mom whipping-up a bunch of banana boats, my favorite summer sweet treat. It's one of those summer dessert traditions I look forward to every year. I know your whole family will love them. And, so much so I included Banana Boats in my first cookbook!
Tips: Use large yellow bananas with the barest green tips. If the bananas have any brown spots they are too ripe. For true decadence, top the bananas with a dollop of sweetened whipped cream and some chopped pecans before serving.
Grilled Banana Boats
Makes 6 adults servings, or 3 child servings
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Three 1-ounce good quality chocolate bars; milk chocolate, dark chocolate, broken into small pieces, or 6 Tablespoons chocolate chips
2 cups mini-marshmallows
six 12 inch squares aluminum foil
Preheat a gas grill, or use a hot-charcoal grill; after cooking your main food item.
Split bananas down the inner sides, but do not remove the peels. Spread the peels apart and evenly place the chocolate pieces and marshmallows between the bananas and the peels. Bring the edges of the peels together as closely as possible and wrap each banana in aluminum foil.
Grill the bananas for 4-5 minutes; turn them and move them to the cooler edge of the grill for 4 to 5 minutes.
Serve and eat immediately.