How To Make BBQ Banana Splits

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We’ve armed you with the Gousto know-how to help you grill your way to an unforgettable summer barbecue: with delicious recipes, ways to make your barbecue vegan, and tips to make it eco friendly too – but there’s always room for dessert – especially banana split!

After enjoying a delicious feast, your guests might say they can’t eat any more… but just wait ‘til you roll these ooey gooey melt-in-your-mouth grilled banana splits out! Cooking fruit until it’s blackened might seem scary, but it couldn’t be easier – or more delicious.

I loved making these with my dad when I was little, with a variety of toppings, it’s definitely a fun one for kids to get involved with, and so simple! But do make sure your bananas are tightly wrapped in foil so no stray ash falls into your desserts.



1 banana per person

Enough tin foil to wrap each banana individually

Milk or dark chocolate chips

Mini marshmallows

Any flavour ice cream to serve

Wait until the flames have died down on your grill, and your coals are white and ashy, before making this dessert.

Then run your knife down the inside curve of the banana skin and slightly into the flesh, making sure not to cut all the way through.

Wiggle a teaspoon backwards and forwards to widen the gap you’ve made. Fill the gap with chocolate, marshmallows or anything you like (I love using something melty, to make them really gooey and decadent.)

Wrap your bananas tightly in a piece of tin foil and place on the bbq. If it’s is still pretty hot, place the bananas on top of the grill. But if the bbq is already cooling down, nestle them in between the coals.

Bake for 15 minutes, then check how black the skins are, if they are still a yellowy brown, wrap up and cook for a further 10 minutes, rotating as necessary.

Don’t worry if your barbecue is out cold, you can make these in the oven too! Bake the foil wrapped bananas at 200C/180C fan/ gas mark 6 for 25 minutes or until the skins are black.

When cooked, remove from the foil and serve with ice cream. Banana-appétit!

Unbeatable topping combinations:

S’more Fun in the Sun – Once cooked, top your chocolate and marshmallow stuffed banana with crushed mini pretzels (the saltiness is a great balance to cut through the sweetness).

PB & J – Instead of marshmallows, fill a banana with chocolate and peanut butter before cooking, then serve with fresh red berries for a fresh fruit twist on the classic PB & J. There’s a reason why peanut butter and banana was Elvis’ favourite combo!

Banoffee Pie – The ultimate banana dessert. This time, stuff the banana with marshmallows and serve it with a drizzle of caramel sauce, crumbled digestive biscuits and a big dollop of whipped cream.

These are just my suggestions, but I’d love to see your banana split successes! Tag us in your creations @goustocooking, or let me know the combos you’d try in the comments.