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Grilled banana splits with chocolate peanut butter sauce

These grilled banana splits with chocolate peanut butter sauce are the perfect finish to your barbecue or cookout.
Prep Time2 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time14 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Vegan
Keyword: banana split, grill, sundae
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 516kcal
Author: Cadry Nelson


  • cup non-dairy milk
  • ½ cup vegan chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup
  • Neutral high heat oil for grill
  • 4 bananas cut in half length-wise with peel still on
  • 1 pint non-dairy ice cream
  • 2 vegan peanut butter cups roughly chopped (for garnish)


  • In a small pot, bring non-dairy milk and chocolate chips to a low or low-medium heat. Stir constantly with a fork or whisk until the chocolate chips are fully melted and smooth. (It should take just a few minutes.)
  • Stir in the peanut butter and maple syrup. Once it has all completely combined, continue cooking and stirring for a minute or two more while the sauce reduces and becomes the consistency of gravy. If it gets too thick or seizes up, add another splash of non-dairy milk.* Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Heat the outdoor or indoor grill to 500 degrees. Lightly brush the grill grate or the cut side of the bananas with oil.
  • Place the bananas cut side down on the heated grill. Don't move them for about three minutes, until they get good, dark grill marks.
  • Use tongs to flip the bananas onto the back where the peel is still attached. Continue cooking them for another two or three minutes until the peel has darkened and the banana has softened. Move them to a plate to cool slightly.
  • Put out 4 bowls or banana boats. Into each bowl, put 2 or 3 scoops of creamy cashew frozen dessert. Remove the peels from the bananas. Put two banana halves into each bowl. Top with warm chocolate peanut butter sauce. Garnish with chopped peanut butter cups. Serve immediately.



*If you're not using the chocolate peanut butter sauce right away, store it in the refrigerator in a covered glass container. It reheats well in the microwave before serving. Just add a splash of non-dairy milk, heat in the microwave for 30 seconds, and stir until smooth again.


Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Sodium: 202mg | Potassium: 554mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 155IU | Vitamin C: 11.7mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2.5mg