Yesterday after coming home from a mini weekend trip to Philly, we headed over to Heather & Kevin's house for an afternoon BBQ with some friends from college we hadn't seen in a while. I was tired after being away the night before, but pina coladas by the pool and catching up with one of my best girlfriends were on the agenda, so I was game.
The girls were happy sitting poolside chatting, but the boys played in the water all afternoon. They are still kids at heart, after all.
This is really more of a method than a recipe. Just slice a banana down the middle and spread it apart so you have a nice deep crevice. Then stuff it with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and walnuts.
Wrap them in foil and toss them on a grill and let them hang out for 15 minutes.
Then relax in a lounge chair and scoop out the gooey insides with a spoon. Ah-mazing.
And no cleanup! Next time I'm trying brown sugar and pecans.
Grilled Dessert Banana Boats
6 large bananas
5 oz. chocolate chips (half a bag)
5 oz. peanut butter chips (half a bag)
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Split each banana down the middle (peel left on) and spread it open so there's a deep crevice. Stuff each banana equally with chocolate chips, peanut butter chips and walnuts. Wrap each banana in tin foil and place on a grill on low heat. Grill, covered, for 10 minutes; flip each banana and cook for an additional 5 minutes, until the banana and all fillings are melted and gooey.
Eat straight out of the peel while warm with a spoon.
Note: If you don't have a grill, cook in the oven at 350 degrees for 15 minutes, flipping halfway through.