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Banana S’mores

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After a recent chat with Christina from Christina’s Cucina we got talking about S’mores, a term I have seen crop up so many times on Twitter courtesy of all the American food bloggers I follow. I always wondered where the word originated from and whether it was a take on the Danish word for butter “smør”. Well it turns out I was totally wrong and the term stems from the words “some more” Christina informed me! The original S’more is a camp fire snack (popular in America and Canada) and consists of 2 Graham crackers sandwiched together with toasted marshmallow and chocolate – there are many reincarnations of a S’more however! Being a huge fan of bananas I decided one night to “s’moreify” a couple after a BBQ. Well I say a couple, I did one and after my daughter saw it she had to have one too and loved it. A week later we had them again when I didn’t have anything planned for dessert and this time I just stuck them under the grill. This really is one of the easiest yet most delicious puddings you can make in under 10 minutes.

American, Canadian, S'mores, dessert, pudding, camping, caravanning, bonfire, barbecue, BBQ, quick, easy, grill, cheap

Banana S’mores remind me of little Viking Ships!

I think this is the ideal dessert for when you’re camping or caravanning and perfect for BBQ’s or cooking over a bonfire. Once you have removed the slither of banana skin then your kids can have fun decorating the banana with the chocolate and marshmallows (like my daughter did above but remind them the banana is hot)! Then you just let the heat from the banana turn the chocolate and marshmallows into molten gorgeousness! My daughter enjoyed a bit of extra indulgence by having chocolate ice cream with hers but I find it lush enough on its own.

 

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A hot banana cooked in it's skin to which chocolate and mini marshmallows are added to form a molten gooey and very tasty treat! Perfect outdoor cooking food!
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • 1 Banana
  • 1 handful dark chocolate, chopped
  • 1 handful mini marshmallows (vegan ones if needed)
Instructions
  1. Grill or BBQ your banana until black on all sides.
  2. Once ready put on a plate and make an incision with a sharp knife near to the stalk.
  3. Peel back and remove one section of banana skin.
  4. Put a row of marshmallows down the side and scatter the chocolate pieces over the top.
  5. Allow to melt and serve.
  6. For extra indulgence you could serve with ice cream but not necessary or for a more authentic experience eat with Graham Crackers or Digestive biscuits!

I do hope you try this really simple pudding and do tell me your quick pudding ideas in the comments below. If you can’t think of any then you might like the following recipes:

Instant Orange Cheesecakes from Fab Food 4 All
Instant Skinny Hazelnut Latte Ice Cream from Taming Twins
Blackberry Cheesecake in a Glass from Cook Sister
No Churn Dairy Free Vegan Raspberry Ice Cream from Maison Cupcake
Gluten Free Chocolate Mug Cake from Elizabeth’s Kitchen

American, Canadian, S'mores, dessert, pudding, camping, caravanning, bonfire, barbecue, BBQ, quick, easy, grill, cheap

I’m entering my Banana S’mores into a few blog events:

Credit Crunch Munch which I run with Fuss Free Flavours & hosted by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary this month.
No Waste Food Challenge (uses up bananas) run by Elizabeth’s Kitchen Diary & hosted by I’d Much Rather Bake Than
Tasty Tuesdays run by Honest Mum
Recipe of the Week run by A Mummy Too

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  1. Joan Topp

    S’mores were a staple at Guide Camp when I was growing up. What you are describing is similar to our Banana Boats. We put the marshmallow and chocolate in a split banana and wrapped in foil and let cook over cooler coals while we ate our dinner.

    1. Camilla

      Yes Banana Boats would have been a good name – I never made it into the guides I was a lousy Brownie who didn’t get a single badge!

  2. Maya Russell

    A great variation to the BBq banana. Looks delish!

  3. Kirsty Fox

    I always hear about S’mores but have never actually tried one but will give it a go.

    1. Camilla

      Oh you must:-)

  4. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    Oh my gosh these look AMAZING! Can’t beat BBQ’d bananas, especially with plenty of chocolate and gooey marshmallows!

    1. Camilla

      Thanks Becca, I had to wean my daughter off these as they became an addiction LOL:-)

  5. Paul Wilson

    You wouldn’t think it would work, but it just does.

  6. Amanda Beamish

    I know what the kids are getting for pud tonight :) so easy!

    1. Camilla

      Fab, my daughter loves this and went through a faze of making them almost nightly!

  7. Farhana

    I like the marshmallow idea but this looks like perfect halloween food!!!

    1. Camilla

      Oh yes, why didn’t I think of that!?

  8. Carolin

    My dad does them on the BBQ with Kinder chocolate bars, love the marshmallow idea :)

  9. kayleigh white

    Erm, I don’t know if its the brown skins putting me off these?!

  10. Natalie White

    Oh wow, these look amazing! My Dad used to BBQ bananas with dark chocolate, but the marshmellow looks fab!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  11. Anne Dalzell

    oh man, this is a beauty and looks so yummy.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, daughter went through a craze making these:-)

  12. Maddy

    Great for using up those over-ripe bananas!

  13. Amanda Milton

    This sounds delicious,I must try this

  14. Ann Robinson

    Bananas, Chocolate and Marshmallows, food heaven for me and easy and quick to make too

    1. Camilla

      Thanks you, it’s a winner of a pud:-)

  15. Irene Wright

    But it’s so easy this recipe. Will have to try it. We always have bananas in the house so getting the marshmallow & chocolate will be easy.

    1. Camilla

      It is a doddle but so yummy:-)

  16. welshpolarbear

    Oh wow, these just look amazing!! Have tweeted to make sure everyone hears about them!!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, I’ve had to wean my daughter off them as they’re so easy to make she got a bit addicted!

  17. Ursula Hunt

    These have become my grandchildrens favourites

    1. Camilla

      Great, that’s like my daughter then!

  18. Elizabeth

    Hhrrm… I dunno – I reckon it needs a bit of peanut butter and then it would be perfect… you’d want s’more! 😀 I grew up on Canadian S’mores and they always had peanut butter (that’s what you stuck the marshmallows and chocolate chips to before sandwiching it all together). :)

    1. Camilla

      I could go with the S’more you mention but the thought of peanut butter and banana kinda turns my tummy!

  19. Sophie at Franglaise Cooking

    Wow, this takes me back to guide camp as a teen when we used to put Dairy Milk chunks into the banana to cook on the camp fire, cue melted chocolate banana gooey goodness! I must give your version a try as it looks amazing.
    #TastyTuesdays

    1. Camilla

      It seems everyone has been putting chocolate in bananas and cooking them all these years! My mum just used to fry them (or grill) and serve them with hot butter, brown sugar and rum ooh and some ice cream:-)

  20. Rachel Walker

    wowzers, these look absolutely illegal, but utterly divine! wish I’d read this recipe before going camping at the weekend. next time!

    1. Camilla

      Why wait to go camping, just whack em under the grill:-)

  21. Honest Mum

    Wow those look epic and with all that banana, it’s practically a healthy dessert right?! Ha! Gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdays. Hope to see you tomorrow!

  22. Fiver Feeds

    I saw the picture and had to open to see what is that! I never imagined banana can be cooked and still be delicious. Since your recipes are lovely, I will probably try this one also :)

    1. Camilla

      Aaw, thank you so much. I’m thinking of taking my daughter to Banana S’mores Anonymous as she is properly addicted to them LOL:_)

  23. Stacey Guilliatt

    Oh my word! *drool* #recipeoftheweek

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  24. Ursula Hunt

    usually do choc bananas on the bbq so am going to try this one next time

    1. Camilla

      Fab:-)

  25. Janice

    A children’s favourite, too sweet for me though!

    1. Camilla

      Yes, my daughter is addicted lol!

  26. Jeanne Horak-Druiff

    I have to confess – I have disliked bananas my whole life :o) But I am fully in favour of desserts that can be whipped up in a few minutes! Thanks for linking to me :)

    1. Camilla

      We all have our likes and dislikes, mine dislikes are blue cheese and capers!

  27. Paul Wilson

    Do the bananas cook ok? Is it possible/easy to go wrong and under or over do them?

    1. Camilla

      Have never got this wrong, they’re quite forgiving!

  28. GeorgeW78

    Naughty but nice :)

  29. Jayne T

    Wow, that looks so amazing, my children would love it.

    1. Camilla

      Thanks, my daughter is addicted to them!

  30. Emily @amummytoo

    I love bananas and chocolate. I sometimes push chocolate buttons through the flesh of a banana and zap them in the microwave for 45 seconds before eating. This is like a super version of that. Yum.

    1. Camilla

      Cool, I never thought to do that!

      1. Emily @amummytoo

        PS Thanks so much for linking up with #recipeoftheweek. Sorry I was slow getting back over. I’ve pinned it to my food board and a tweet will go out shortly :)

        1. Camilla

          No worries at all Emily and thank you that’s very kind;-)

  31. flossiecrossie

    These look great fun & very indulgent. A lovely Summer evening treat.

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, we can’t stop making them:-)

  32. Ursula Hunt

    What a scrummy recipes

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  33. Heledd

    I had to click onto this after seeing the picture on Twitter! My daughters and I were drooling at the sight of these little beauties. I think we’ll have to give them a shot at the weekend. Rude not to now! xx #TastyTuesday

    1. Camilla

      Thank you, I’m sure you’ll love them:-)

  34. Paul Wilson

    Not seen one of these before – looks very tasty.

    1. Camilla

      They are soo moreish:-)

  35. Deena Kakaya

    Oh my goodness Camilla, this pic is utter temptation! x

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Deena, glad to tempt you:-)

  36. Becky | Spirited Puddle Jumper

    Ok, I have to admit that I didn’t know what s’mores were until seeing loads on blogs/instagram this summer! Your recipe looks delicious, I think we will try some s’mores when we have our next BBQ #tastytuesdays

    1. Camilla

      Glad to have inspired:-)

  37. Hayley @ Hay In A Day

    wow these look amazing! Some off my favourite ingredients all rolled into one! Yum! #recipeoftheweek

    1. Camilla

      Thank you so much:-)

  38. laura jayne bates

    this looks so yummy

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-)

  39. Laura

    These look gorgeous Camilla. So gooey and wonderful. I have to confess, I think your daughter had a good idea having hers with ice cream to get that creamy coldness with the melting of the smores =)

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-) I had ice cream with mine tonight and daughter had her’s without LOL:-)

  40. Christina

    Camilla, this is a brilliant take on S’mores! I can see you used a really yummy dark chocolate, too! My favorite! And yes, it absolutely is a great way to use up bananas instead of having to bake another banana bread! :)

    1. Camilla

      Thank you Christina, I hope I haven’t bent the rules too much LOL:-)

  41. Vohn McGuinness

    I am literally drooling here Camilla!
    Every time we had a barbecue when I was a teenager I made a version of these using chocolate buttons. I can remember begging my dad for a barbie just so that I could make this dessert! It was complete extravagance when we also had marshmallows to go in! You’ve reminded me of lots of happy memories with this one, thanks! 😀

    1. Camilla

      Aah, Vohn thank you, that’s so lovely to hear:-) Childhood food memories are the best:-)

  42. Jane Duckworth

    These look amazing! Hope we get a little sunshine over the Bank Hols so we can get the BBQ fired up!

    1. Camilla

      Thank you:-) Or failing that just whack them under the grill like we did tonight:-)

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