Grilled Banana Split Sundaes

Grilled Banana Split Sundaes
Staff Writer
Grilled Banana Splits

George Duran for ConAgra Foods

Grilled Banana Splits

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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Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
18g
26%
Sugar
19g
21%
Saturated Fat
10g
42%
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Carbohydrate, by difference
22g
17%
Protein
3g
7%
Vitamin A, RAE
91µg
13%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
1µg
1%
Calcium, Ca
56mg
6%
Choline, total
8mg
2%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Fluoride, F
2µg
0%
Folate, total
1µg
0%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
5mg
2%
Phosphorus, P
46mg
7%
Selenium, Se
2µg
4%
Sodium, Na
37mg
2%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
38g
1%

Grill Shopping Tip

Think twice before buying a thicker piece of meat; a 2-inch thick steak takes four times (not twice) as long as 1-inch thick steak to cook.

Grill Cooking Tip

If you're cooking something that's been marinated, make sure to pat the item dry before it hits the grill. Any sugar in the marinade will burn.