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Campfire Banana "Samoas"

Serves: 4

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4 extra ripe bananas
4 tablespoons caramel sauce, store-bought or homemade
4 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips
4 tablespoons shredded unsweetened coconut


Build a medium campfire.

Use a knife to cut out a 1-inch-wide strip of the banana peel almost the entire length of the banana. Leave the ends intact and the rest of the peel still attached. Cut a seam down the center of the banana for filling. Fill each seam with caramel sauce, then top with chocolate chips and coconut. Tightly wrap with a double layer of heavy duty aluminum foil, and place near the fire at the base. Cook until bananas are soft and hot, 10 minutes. Serve.

About the recipe

If you can’t wait for Girl Scout cookie season to come around again, you can still enjoy the flavors of the popular Samoas, only tied together with a warm, roasted banana. Each of the flavors in a Samoa—chocolate, caramel and coconut—all have a strong affinity for bananas, so the pairing is only natural.

Bananas that are very ripe, especially those with a few brown or black spots, will soften faster and have a more pronounced sweetness than a starchy, immature banana.