It seems like s’mores have been the star this summer, popping up in all forms from drinks to cupcakes. But there’s always room for one more … and this s’mores tangent has a fruity twist.
Before you send the grill into retirement for the year, you have to make these Grilled Banana Chocolate Melts. A banana is sliced down the middle and stuffed to the max with marshmallows and chocolate chips.
Wrap it in foil and throw it on a grill for a couple of minutes to get a warm, decadent banana melt. A handful of crushed Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal on top is all you need to add the graham cracker element of your s’more and the perfect amount of crunch to compliment the gooeyness of everything else.
You’re gonna need a spoon for this one … that’s the only way to make sure you get every last morsel of chocolate and melted marshmallow.
And it wouldn’t be a s’more if you didn’t get messy. If you can eat this melt using less than five napkins, you are my hero.
No worries. Just throw the foil wrapped banana straight on the cooking rack in a 400-degree oven for 5-6 minutes to get the same delicious result. These are also a classic campfire fave! Just add them to your fire for 3-5 minutes and remove carefully with tongs when the chocolate and marshmallow are melted.
Grilled Chocolate Banana Melt
- 1 banana, peeled
- 2 tablespoons miniature marshmallows
- 2 tablespoons semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 2 tablespoons Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal, slightly crushed
- Preheat grill to medium high heat.
- Slice banana lengthwise and slightly open. Place on a rectangle of aluminum foil.
- Insert marshmallows and chocolate chips into the sliced banana.
- Wrap banana up in foil and cook on the grill for 5-6 minutes.
- Unwrap banana and top with cereal. After melt has slightly cooled eat with a spoon.
- OVEN METHOD: Cook in the OVEN at 400 degrees for 5-6 minutes.
- CAMPFIRE METHOD: Keep peel on banana; slice lengthwise twice, lift up flap of peel, slice banana and add chocolate and marshmallows as above. Replace peel flap and wrap banana with foil. Let the flames die down before adding banana packets directly to fire. Cook 3-5 minutes, or just until soft and melty. Use tongs to remove from fire. Carefully unwrap and unpeel banana to eat.