Grilled Banana Split Sundaes

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Grilled Banana Split Sundaes
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.

Ready in
1 h, 15 m
8
Servings
554
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 -3 bananas, peeled and cut into ½-inch-thick slices
  • 1 frozen pound cake, thawed
  • 1 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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
37g
57%
Sugar
45g
N/A
Saturated Fat
20g
100%
Cholesterol
92mg
31%
Protein
4g
9%
Carbs
60g
20%
Vitamin A
261µg
29%
Vitamin B12
0.2µg
2.8%
Vitamin B6
0.3mg
14.6%
Vitamin C
58mg
96%
Vitamin D
0.5µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
0.9mg
4.4%
Vitamin K
5µg
6%
Calcium
80mg
8%
Fiber
5g
20%
Folate (food)
39µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
43µg
11%
Folic acid
2µg
N/A
Iron
2mg
10%
Magnesium
66mg
16%
Monounsaturated
12g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
6%
Phosphorus
119mg
17%
Polyunsaturated
3g
N/A
Potassium
441mg
13%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.2mg
11.6%
Sodium
92mg
4%
Sugars, added
17g
N/A
Thiamin (B1)
0.2mg
10.6%
Zinc
0.9mg
6.3%

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