When our family goes camping, there is always guaranteed to be at least one night that we gather around the campfire and make angels on horseback. “Say what?” you may be thinking. It’s a campfire dessert made from bananas, chocolate, and marshmallows. The name comes from a boys summer camp Jarrett once worked for: The banana is the horse, the chocolate bars are the saddle, and the marshmallows are the angels.
- Chocolate bars or chocolate chips
- Mini marshmallows (or cut up jumbo marshmallows)
First you start with a whole banana. Carefully cut into the banana along the length of the sides and around one end, leaving the peel attached at the other end. Scoop out about half of the banana so you have a well.
Line chocolate bars (that have been broken into smaller pieces or chocolate chips like we did here) and then marshmallows (either small ones or cut up the jumbo ones) within the banana well.
You can also experiment with other combinations, like using white chocolate chips or even butterscotch.
Once you’ve added the chocolate and marshmallows, flip the peel back over the banana and then wrap it up in foil.
Cook over the coals of a fire (or on a grate above a fire) for about 5-10 minutes depending on the heat of your campfire.
The treat is ready to eat when the chocolate and marshmallows have melted together and the banana is warm and soft.
Grab a spoon and enjoy!
Lisa Barksdale says
Growing up, while in Girls Scouts we called these Banana Boats.
Hi Lisa! That’s another great name for them! 🙂
Nancy McCracken says
“Angels on horseback” was angelfood cake chunks dipped in sweet and condensed milk and rolled in coconut and roasted over the fire.
Hi Nancy! That sounds delicious too!
Cathleen Viator says
Loved that recipe in Girl Scouts
We used French Bread loaves whole
My that was great!