Making Campfire Banana Splits is super simple and lots of fun (not to mention super delicious)! Summer time is meant for being outdoors; enjoying trips to the cottage or camping, packing lots of activities into the day and of course eating summer treats!
On the Canada Day long weekend, a group of good friends and I had a blast getting caught up, sunning on the dock, boating, cooking and having lots of laughs on Conestoga Lake. We all take turns cooking meals and I’m always in charge of the baked goods and the treats! But this year, I hurt my finger pretty badly so I haven’t been spending too much time in the kitchen. I still wanted to do something fun and a little different but that didn’t involve a lot of work (as I physically was not capable). Plus we had a birthday to celebrate, not only Canada but our friend Kirsty!
My little helper Ella and I had a blast making these campfire banana splits together! We set out bowls of treats; crushed peanuts, sprinkles, toffee bits and coconut to load up our cooked bananas. Matt prepped the campfire for us so we could get the bananas nice and hot and melt down the marshmallows to make a gooey (yet yummy) mess!
Ella and I decided that we should dress each of the bananas for our friends (maybe it was more of Ella’s idea, we just needed to make sure ‘we’ didn’t overdo it on the sprinkles for each banana split). My favourite part was scooping the cold ice-cream on the hot bananas and watching it melt and spread all over our now tin foil bowls.
We lit sparklers and placed them on top of the banana splits as we sang Happy Birthday to our friend. Meanwhile the entire time Ella kept asking me “can we eat them yet?”
It was fun to do something different than the classic s’mores and it was even more fun to have little Ella helping me – all the while stealing marshmallows and sprinkles as we made a fun treat for all of our friends!
On a side note; Ella didn’t even eat the banana, just all the toppings..haha kids!!
- 4-6 bananas with the peels on
- Vanilla Ice-cream
- Crushed Peanuts
- Chocolate Sauce
- Toffee Bits
- In the center of the banana peel slice a long strip approx. 1 inch wide and the entire length of the banana. Remove the center peel so the banana is exposed.
- Place 3 - 4 marshmallows in the peeled section of the banana (I cut my large marshmallows in half, you could also add chocolate chips at this point).
- Grease 6 large sheets of tin foil. Loosely wrap each banana in the foil.
- Place wrapped bananas directly on campfire coals and cook for approx. 10-12 minutes (depending on how hot your coals are). Rotate the bananas a few times as they cook. You want the bananas to be soft, warm and the marshmallows melted. The banana peels will turn brown.
- Once cooked, very carefully place on a tray and open each tin foil pocket (steam will be hot once you open the pocket). Use the tin foil as your bowl around your banana. Scoop ice-cream on top of your banana and dress with desired toppings.
- Enjoy warm.