This weekend David and I went to the apple orchard with some friends. We did our share of picking, bought apple turnovers, and apple slushies. No matter what the calendar says, in my worldview that means summer is drawing to a close. Sure, it was 80 degrees, and I was in a sundress. However, at this point it’s clear that those sunny days are numbered.
While it lasts, I’m making the most of every warm day that I can get my hands around. For me, one of the best parts of warm weather is grilling out. I start in April as soon as green grass starts peeking out, and I continue until I’m flipping veggie burgers in a winter coat. Once I’d have to remove a layer of snow to open the grill, that’s my cue that indoor grill pan-season has begun. (Sad face.)
Luckily, we’re still a ways off from that. And of course, for my readers in the Southern Hemisphere, the best of your grilling season has only just started.
Earlier this summer I created a recipe for grilled banana splits with a chocolate peanut butter sauce. (You can find the full recipe here.)
The sauce reminds me of what it would be like to eat a melted chocolate peanut butter cup. In that vein, to finish the banana split, I sprinkled a layer of chopped peanut butter cups. (I usually use Theo, but Justin’s are also good.)
Making a video for this recipe has been on my to do list for a while. I thought I’d better jump on it before everyone moved too heavily into the All Pumpkin, All The Time category. So David filmed it and edited it, and now it’s ready to go! There’s even a fun drone shot in it that really tickles me.
From the video, you’ll see just how easy it is to make chocolate peanut butter sauce on the stove with chocolate chips, non-dairy milk, maple syrup, and crunchy peanut butter. And getting those salivation-inducing grill marks on bananas takes only minutes. Plus, a hot grill makes a banana caramelized and sticky sweet in a way that is reminiscent of plantains. There’s everything to like.
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