Whether you’re camping, hosting a cookout, or just in the mood for dessert, these banana foil packets are an easy, gooey, delicious summertime dessert (and very customizable)!
I’m sure at some point in your life you’ve been in a group situation where you have to come up with one interesting fact about yourself. For whatever reason that question always gives me anxiety. First of all, I’m so not a spotlight person. Secondly, while I’ve quite enjoyed my 24 years on this planet I always struggle with deciding what fact or experience would be “interesting” to other people. For a long time, my interesting fact was always that starting in high school I ate a banana every day – no exceptions. Weird, yet true. Even on family vacations I would search out my favorite fruit – quickly learned that in Austria merchants at the fresh air markets do NOT like you to touch their produce before buying it.
Anyways, bananas have always been one of my favorite foods (with peanut butter being at the top of course), but I always thought of them as just a breakfast or snack food. Well, I’m here to announce that bananas make for an awesome dessert – especially when they are stuffed with chunky peanut butter and dark chocolate chips.
These foil packet desserts could not be easier. Simply peel one side of the banana, cut a slit down the banana being careful not to cut all the way through. Add in some chocolate chips and natural peanut butter. Wrap up in foil (making sure cut-side stays up!) and place on the grill for 5 minutes. If you’re camping you could even eat these right out of the foil (or if you just don’t want to dirty up another dish).
Not a peanut butter or chocolate fan? Or trying to cut back on calories or sugar? Swap out the peanut butter and/or chocolate chips with flaked coconut, shaved almonds, honey, berries, or any other topping you can think of!
So here’s a toast to dessert on the grill!
Peanut Butter Cup Banana Foil Packets
- 2 ripe bananas
- 1 Tbs natural peanut butter
- 2 Tbs chocolate chips
- Heat grill to medium-high heat.
- Peel one side of each banana.
- Using a butter knife, make a slice down each banana, being careful not to cut all the way through.
- Place 1 ½ tsp of peanut butter and 1 Tbs chocolate chips in each banana. Re-cover exposed banana side with peel and wrap entire banana in foil.
- Place banana foil packets, cut-side up, directly on the grill and let cook for 5 minutes.
- Remove packets from grill, unwrap, and dig in!