No-Campfire Banana Splits

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This one is great for family gatherings with kids and adults alike. Not everyone will want the same toppings, so you can set up a toppings bar where people can dress their own banana and put it to grill.

A banana is sliced opened and stuffed with peanut butter and candy-coated chocolate.
Recipe and photography by Veronica Sheppard

Ingredients

4 large bananas
1 tub of vanilla ice cream
assorted toppings: chopped chocolate, shredded coconut, pecan pieces, mini chocolate chips, fresh sliced fruit, peanut butter, etc.

Preparation

  1. Preheat the grill to medium heat (about 325 F).
  2. Slice the banana lengthwise, just enough to hold the toppings. Be careful not to cut all the way through or it will leak!
  3. Stuff in as many toppings as you want (or can fit), then carefully wrap the banana in aluminum foil so there are no holes.
  4. Place on the grill and cook for six to eight minutes until the banana has softened.
  5. Unwrap the foil (use it as your plate for less mess!) and serve hot with a spoonful of ice cream.

Veronica Sheppard is a Toronto-based freelance writer and photographer. To see more of her work, follow Veronica on Twitter and Facebook.

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