Grilled Banana With Chocolate and Crushed Peanut Brittle

2018-08-05T21:21:24+00:00 August 7th, 2018|

We don’t make a lot of desserts, but as you may have noticed, we’ve been finding ways to use bananas over the last week. Plus we’ve been watching reruns of Arrested Development, and while this isn’t quite a Bluth Frozen Banana, it reminded us of them.


  • 1 tablespoon butter, softened
  • 2 tablespoons crushed or chopped peanut brittle
  • 2 tablespoons chopped dark chocolate
  • 1 ripe banana (you want a yellow or darker banana)
  • Ice cream of your choice (optional)



If using a gas grill, heat it for medium direct cooking. If using a charcoal grill, after taking dinner off, add more coals if necessary and close the lid until you’re ready to cook. In either case, clean the grates.


Put the butter, peanut brittle, and chocolate in a small bowl and mash together. Slit the banana from top to bottom along one side, through the top peel but not the bottom peel. Pull the banana open enough so you can push the filling into the slit.
Put the banana on the grill directly over the fire, slit side up. Close the lid and cook until the peel turns black, about 5 minutes. Transfer to a plate.


To serve, eat right from the peel or spoon over ice cream, angel food cake, or vanilla pudding.

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