BBQ banana splits + camping in style!6

Posted on June 5, 2012 by ChristieEvents, Sweet Treats

Are you a camping kind of person? I am not.

However, when I was approached to do a camp cooking challenge at Big4 Holiday Park in Kiama, I actually considered it. Then said yes. I thought it would be really fun for Poppy because they have lots of activities for kids… and we would be staying in a cabin (yay, no tents!).

View from one direction of the deck of our luxury cabin. Nice, huh?

View from the other direction. Our cabin had two bedrooms, a spa bath, kitchen and all linen supplied. So nice!

The challenge was to cook a meal in the camp kitchen (which is lovely, see pic above) using their facilities (BBQ, oven, stove, fridge, microwave). It had to be healthy, feed a family of 4 and cost less than $30. Easy!

I made my famous healthy chicken sausage rolls with sweet potato oven wedges, yum!

Then I also made BBQ banana splits which involves stuffing the bananas with choc chips then BBQing in their skins before topping with a scoop of ice cream. Drooling yet? Get the recipe below.

All three dishes came to a tiny $27, which I am quietly very proud of. I was also joined by Sheryl, you can click here to read all about it on the BIG4 blog.

Have you ever stayed at a holiday park in a cabin?

Christie x

Fig & Cherry (and family) stayed as guests of Big4 Holiday Parks and The PR Edge (thanks Lauren and Morgan!).

BBQ banana splits

  • 4 ripe bananas, unpeeled
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 4 sheets aluminium foil
  • 4 clean tea towels
  • 4 scoops vanilla ice cream

1. Don’t peel the bananas! Using a sharp knife, cut a shallow slit along the length of one side. Push in 6-8 chocolate chips evenly along the slit and try to close it as much as possible.

2. Wrap the bananas in aluminium foil to enclose completely. Place on a BBQ hot plate and cook for 5 minutes on each side or until you can feel the banana flesh has started to soften when poked with tongs.

3. Using tongs, place each hot banana parcel into a clean tea towel. Use the tea towel to carefully unwrap the aluminium foil – some steam may come out. Pry open the slit with a tea spoon and top with a scoop of ice cream. Eat with tea spoons straight from the package around the campfire before the ice cream melts, yum!


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