When you think of making something on the grill, what is the first thing that comes to your mind? Like most people, you probably think about grilling a steak or some chicken and if you are really into grilling, you may even grill some vegetables. Although the grill is fantastic for making the main course, it can also make a pretty good dessert as well.
I have to admit, I was quite surprised when I heard about these grilled banana boats but once I tried them, I realized that I had been missing something in my life for all these years. This is a treat that is not to be missed and once you try it for yourself, you will be amazed with how often you go back to it over and over again.
6 ripe firm large bananas, unpeeled
6 tablespoons chocolate chips
6 tablespoons miniature marshmallows
2 tablespoons chopped pecans
3 graham crackers, chopped
Cut 6 (12-inch) sheets of heavy-duty foil. Heat gas or charcoal grill, or heat oven to 350°F.
With sharp knife, make deep lengthwise cut along inside curve of each banana, being careful not to cut all the way through. Open slit to form pocket. Crimp and shape 1 sheet of foil around each banana, forming boats.
Holding each banana in hand, fill pocket with 2 tablespoons chocolate chips, 2 tablespoons marshmallows, 2 tablespoons graham cracker and about 1/2 heaping teaspoon chopped pecans.
Return each banana to its foil boat. Seal top of foil, leaving 2 to 3 inches headspace. Place on grill over medium heat. Cover grill; cook 8 to 10 minutes or until marshmallows soften. Or bake 15 to 20 minutes in oven until marshmallows soften. (Can also place in campfire coals to cook.)