So, what is a camping trip without some delicious, gooey s’mores? The folks over at Kraft Canada were kind enough to send me a package of goodies to make all sorts of great tasting, minimal fuss recipes to take with us on our adventure. A quick perusal of the basket’s contents, however, yielded a very clear winner: campfire peanut butter banana boat s’mores.
If you want the exact ingredient measurements, you can check out the Kraft Foods Canada website. Essentially, for each banana, you need about a tablespoon of peanut butter, 1/2 a graham cracker, 1 tablespoon each of chocolate chips and mini marshmallows. Wrap the whole thing up in foil.
Once they are heated through, the result is a delicious, gooey, not overly sweet treat that definitely puts a nice touch to the end of a summer meal. To cook them, pop them on a 350 F grill for 8-10 minutes or nestle them at the edge of the coals of your campfire for about the same amount of time. For those on staycation or just looking to replicate the camping experience, stick them in a 350 F oven for 15-20 minutes.
Remember the sandwich maker? The pre-cursor to the sandwich maker was the campfire classic – the pie iron. Two buttered pieces of bread with canned pie filling in between, set to toast in a roaring fire.
The results look something like this. Toasted, gooey, dripping all over your fingers delicious.
Granddad still wanted to try the pie filling – specifically cherry and apple together with marshmallows. While this resulted in a collective ‘EW’ from the rest of us, he loved it. More power to him.
The possibilities for the pie iron are endless, really. Kraft singles cheese slices and some bacon. Philadelphia Cream Cheese Herb and Garlic Spread with some fresh tomatoes or even a little smoked salmon. Regular Philadelphia Cream Cheese with a little of the cherry pie filling. The sky’s the limit. The pie iron doesn’t have to be packed away just because you don’t have a camp fire. It can also be set on the BBQ to toast up.
Disclaimer: I was sent a beautiful gift basket full of tasty things to try by the great folks over at Kraft Foods Canada. I did not receive any compensation, aside from a full tummy and a happy family. All opinions are honest and my very own.