Sticks or long wood or metal skewers for toasting marshmallows
Cooking grate with folding legs to fit over campfire (not needed if there is a grill at your site)
Cast iron skillet
Dutch oven, or other pan durable enough to cook in over a fire
Long handled wood or metal spoon for stirring
Measuring spoons and a liquid measuring cup (or you can pack pre-measured ingredients in sealed containers)
4tablespoonslight brown sugar
Divide the graham crackers between two serving bowls, breaking them into pieces.
Toast the marshmallows:
Place the marshmallows on long sticks or skewers, and toast them over the fire until they are lightly browned on the outside (or a little charred if you like them that way) and becoming gooey in the centers.
Push the marshmallows off the skewers into the bowls with the crackers, two marshmallows per bowl.
Cook the bananas:
Peel the bananas and slice them into ½-inch thick slices. Keep the bananas close at hand as you prepare the sauce.
Place the skillet on the grate over the hot fire or coals and add in the butter. Melt the butter and then add the brown sugar.
Stir the sugar and butter until the mixture is smooth and bring it to a simmer in the skillet. Simmer and stir the sauce for about 3 minutes until it becomes thick and caramelized (longer if your fire is not as hot.)
Carefully add the rum, vanilla, and sliced bananas to the pan and gently stir everything together. Cook the bananas for about 2-3 minutes until they have softened a little.
Finish the dish:
Remove the skillet from the heat and pour the bananas and sauce over the marshmallows and grahams, splitting the mixture evenly between the two bowls. Serve the Bananas Fosters immediately!
There is an equipment list for this recipe. You'll probably find that you're bringing many of these items with you on your trip anyway for other food prep - like knives, cutting boards, bowls, and a pan to cook in. Have a small bottle of dish soap and sponge with you to wash up dishes between meals.
A camping cooking grate like this one with folding legs will work with metal-ring fire pits or with fire pits set inside cinder blocks or stones. (All are possibilities depending on your campground.) If your site has a grill installed, or if you're bringing a grill or camp stove you'll be able to cook on that instead. Check the campground's website to learn more about the sites. If your glamping site's amenities include a kitchenette then you can skip the campfire cooking altogether if you wish! However, I strongly recommend still toasting your marshmallows over a fire because... well, they just taste amazing when cooked that way!
You can plan to cook over wood or coals, whichever you prefer. This recipe is prepared over a hot fire (as opposed to coals or wood near the end of their burn) which allows the sauce to come to a simmer quickly. If your fire is cooler allow for extra time to cook the sauce.
To make a nonalcoholic version, simply omit the rum from this recipe.
If you're making this in your kitchen instead, you can toast the marshmallows over your stove burner. And cook up the bananas and rum in a skillet!