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Campfire Bananas with Peanut Butter, Chocolate and Bacon

Serves: 4

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4 extra ripe bananas
4 strips cooked bacon, chopped
8 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
4 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips


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 peanut butter, spreading any excess along the surface. Top with chopped bacon and chocolate chips. 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

The King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley, famously loved fried peanut butter and banana sandwiches. Pay tribute to The King with these roasted bananas that are filled with peanut butter and their popular pairings, chocolate and bacon.

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.