EXCLUSIVE: Make Haylie Duff’s Fire-Roasted Banana Boats

04/07/2014 at 12:06 PM ET

Haylie Duff's Grilled Banana Recipe

Haylie Duff has a lot to celebrate these days: The popularity of her first cookbook, her recent engagement and, now, a new national cooking show.

On The Real Girls Kitchen, which premieres on Ora.TV on April 9 and on Cooking Channel in June, Duff features easy dinner party dishes like homemade pizzas, real-life pals as sous chefs, and excursions to L.A. and N.Y.C hotspots for entertaining inspiration.

“[Cooking] started as a pastime,” Duff told PEOPLE. “It was purely a hobby, and I was sharing recipes with girlfriends and people were responding positively to them. It was a thought that happened, purely accidentally.”

Whether by happy accident or not, the self-professed farmer’s market maven, who joked that she could “possibly name my first child ‘Kale,’” is ready to bring her laid-back, casual style to a new audience.

In the exclusive clip from her new show (below), Haylie puts a creative spin on a s’more, alongside sister Hilary Duff and friends on the beach in Malibu.

“I probably cook for my sister more than anybody,” Duff told PEOPLE. And, judging by her younger sister’s reaction in the video (“Sis, you are so creative!”), she has an eager participant.

Haylie Duff's Grilled Banana Recipe

To make Duff’s roasted banana boat, slit a banana lengthwise through the peel, making sure not to cut all the way through to the other side. Then mash the fruit slightly with a spoon, and add the toppings: chocolate chips, marshmallows and walnuts. Finally, wrap the whole thing in foil, drop in the fire (or in the oven or grill) and let it “chill for 10 minutes,” instructs Duff.

All that’s left to do is open the foil packet (carefully, the boats will be hot!), and dig in to this gooey, campfire-charred snack.

—Catherine Kast

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“What’s limiting American designers is that we’re afraid to do something different,” says Berliner, 32, a Hungarian émigré who fled with her family to the U.S. in 1956. Agi thought up the gimmick in London while marveling at the way plastics were being employed by designers of punk fashion. In her L.A. office, where she designs for La Parisienne junior sportswear, Agi spent five days on the phone and six weeks testing to come up with the right plastic.

Agi herself tried out the French-cut jeans with the zipper in front, and quickly found several problems: Some plastics tore away from stitching, others wouldn’t bend and all fogged with perspiration. The ideal material proved to be a vinyl supplied by a bookbinder. The steam was eliminated with a series of vents behind the knees and in the crotch. “They’re no hotter than polyester pants,” claims Agi, “and if you wear them with tights, they won’t stick to your legs.”

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Anonymous on

Seriously??? We made these in Girl Scouts YEARS AGO!!!

Anonymous on

uhh people were doing this before..even the pioneer woman did it before her…it’s nothing new esp if she is putting on chocolate chips…FAIL

lizzie on

They seem like such loving sisters. Stop with the rude comments ladies. haha

Boogerfacesnot on

I’ve never heard of this I need to try it now! I wonder if it would work just as well in the oven???

jmk on

Is this supposed to be an original recipe? For the person who asked, yes, you can make these in the oven – just wrap the banana in foil.

MP on

Haylie’s banana boats???? This is not an original recipe. I love it when celebs try and become food experts by passing off years-old recipes as their own. Really?

stacey on

This is a really old Brownie/Summer Camp recipe. It is not new by any means.

Anonymous on

This was DEFINITELY a Girl Scout recipe I’ve made since I was probably 6. I’m now 26… “Sis you are so creative!” Whatever.

Eli on

Wow! What an original recipe! Does her book also tell you how to put hamburger, carrots, and potatoes in foil to make hobo stew?

Njr on

You guys are mean…I’m psyched for this show. Looks awesome and haylie actually seems like a decent person. I’m gonna watch.

Chablis on

What temp in an oven?

Hippychk13 on

Do they get 2 for 1 hairstyles??

Gigi on

Why does it have to be an original recipe? Yes, I’ve heard of it, but many people haven’t, so she’s sharing. That’s how all recipes come about. Someone, somewhere made them all before. If a chef comes on tv with their red sauce, does anyone complain? Chefs and cooks still share recipes for fried chicken, chocolate cake, etc. Calm down people! It’s only a cooking show. Looks like a cute show.

Vanessa on

I’m trying that

Me on

Made these at Brownie/Girl Scout camp when I was 6 years old – and that was 30 years ago!

Peg Baez on

Well, I never heard of it before, so I was glad to get a “new” idea. Here’s a recipe for you guys. Be Nice.

Alyce Tombrello on