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A tasty treat to enjoy around a Canada Day campfire

Campfires are a favourite pastime in the evenings during a long weekend, a chance to talk, sing and perhaps share a few laughs. A campfire is mesmerizing for me.

As a kid, those toasty marshmallows were enough of a treat. Now a s’mores bar it the norm! Luckily, all different kinds of treats can be done by the fire.

My favourite is the Campfire Banana – it was one of those Girl Guide things you never forget! So simple and delicious: no special tools required.

This weekend we will have to be extra careful to watch the fire, keep water close by, never leave the fire unattended, and put it out before bed! Sounds like I’m babying my firstborn, but fires go out of hand very quickly – be safe.

Whether you’re at home or off camping, enjoy the long weekend and all it has to bring. Ideally, it offers up good weather, great company and perhaps a campfire or two!

Campfire Banana

  • 6 large bananas
  • 5 Tbsp. chocolate chips
  • 5 Tbsp. Reese mini peanut butter cups (or other chocolate candies like Rolo or Smarties)
  • 3/4 cup mini marshmallows

Tear 6 pieces of foil about 6 inches long.

Cut off stem of the banana. Cut down the length of the banana but don’t go all the way through the skin on the other side

Gently open the banana to make a boat.

Place on a sheet of foil.

Fill with your toppings on all six banana boats. Wrap the bananas securely leaving some foil at the top for easy moving in and out of the fire

Place in fire embers or in a BBQ for 8–10 minutes. You want the topping to melt. Allow to cool slightly. Open foil and eat from there or place in a bowl and serve with your favourite ice cream.

Enjoy and happy Canada Day!

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