Grilled Banana Split Sundaes

Grilled Banana Splits
George Duran for ConAgra Foods


  •   2-3 bananas, peeled and cut into ½-inch-thick slices
  • frozen pound cake, thawed
  • pineapple
  • 20  maraschino cherries
  •   Cooking spray
  • 2 Cups  heavy cream
  • 9 Ounces  semisweet chocolate, chopped
  •   Vanilla ice cream, for serving

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by George Duran

My devotion to banana splits knows no bounds. So why would I let the fact that I’m grilling prevent me from expressing my affection? This dessert is a delicious, creative wrap-up to a tasty, traditional cookout.

You'll need about 8 to 10 wooden skewers for this recipe. Make sure to soak them for about 30 minutes in water prior to starting.

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Preheat an outdoor grill over medium heat.

Trim the top off the pound cake and cut the rest into the same size squares as the banana chunks. Cut the top and bottom off the pineapple and remove the rind from around the sides. Cut the pineapple in half and then into quarters.

Trim the core and cut each piece again lengthwise. Cut the strips into ½-inch-thick pieces. On a wooden skewer, alternate pieces of banana, pound cake, and pineapple until the skewer is full, leaving about 2 inches for a handle. You should have 8-10 skewers. Finish with a cherry. Spray with cooking spray on each side and place on the grill for about 5 minutes total, turning halfway through to cook the other side.

Meanwhile, heat the cream in a small pan over medium heat; do not let it boil. Add the chocolate to the warm cream and turn off the heat. Let sit for a few minutes, then stir the mixture to melt all of the chocolate. Cool for a few minutes and pour into a squeeze bottle. Scoop ice cream into bowls and top with a skewer. Squeeze some chocolate sauce over the top and serve.


Calories per serving:

526 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Sodium Vegetarian, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 273g 420%
  • Carbs 474g 158%
  • Saturated 162g 808%
  • Fiber 39g 157%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 360g
  • Monounsaturated 80g
  • Polyunsaturated 14g
  • Protein 35g 71%
  • Cholesterol 738mg 246%
  • Sodium 715mg 30%
  • Calcium 639mg 64%
  • Magnesium 529mg 132%
  • Potassium 3,546mg 101%
  • Iron 14mg 77%
  • Zinc 8mg 51%
  • Phosphorus 954mg 136%
  • Vitamin A 2,085µg 232%
  • Vitamin C 461mg 769%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 85%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 93%
  • Niacin (B3) 10mg 49%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 118%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 329µg 82%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 22%
  • Vitamin D 4µg 1%
  • Vitamin E 7mg 35%
  • Vitamin K 41µg 51%
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