If you read my last article about grilling vegetables (check it out here) you may have learned a thing or two about grilling more than meat. Well let’s just say that grilling vegetables is the silver standard. Using dessert barbeque recipes is the gold standard. Only the best of the best can make the ENTIRE meal on the grill. Spark up your summer barbeques by adding these desserts to the menu. Ready to give it a try? I knew you were!

Dessert Barbeque Recipe # 1: Grilled Banana Splits

Yes you heard it. Banana splits right off the grill. Here’s how you do this easy and delicious desert.

What you need to buy

2 cups chocolate chips (you can use other varieties like butterscotch chips too)

1 package of the small marshmallows

Aluminum foil

6 – 8 bananas

Ice cream

Chocolate and other syrups

Whipped cream

Preparing the dessert

Don’t peel the bananas. Take the bananas and cut them end to end making sure you cut the banana inside without penetrating the peel on the other side. In the cut you made fill with as many chocolate chips and marshmallows as physically possible. Wrap in aluminum foil and throw on a hot grill for 5 minutes. Note that this is dessert so if the grill has cooled down during eating time you may want to leave the bananas on for longer. Remove the bananas from the aluminum foil and remove the peel. Serve ice cream on top with syrups and whipped cream.

I you don’t like those banana splits you my friend have serious problems!

Dessert Barbeque Recipe # 2: Grilled Pineapple Slices

I know it sounds easy…well it really is. We have a few twists is all.

What you need to buy

A can or two or pineapple slices (or go wild and use a fresh pineapple that you peeled, cored and cut into one inch slices…not easy)

2 tablespoons of melted butter

1 teaspoon of barbeque sauce

Whipped cream

Preparing the dessert

Puts slices in a Tupperware or Ziploc bag and add butter and barbeque sauce. Hand it to one of your kids and have them shake the heck out of it. Let soak in for about 20 minutes. Cook slices on each side until you see the grill marks. Make sure you are careful so the grill marks will be even to make a better looking dessert. Serve two slices per place with a tablespoon of whipped cream.

Easy as pie…wait that’s a lot easier than pie.

Dessert Barbeque Recipe # 3: Grilled Dessert Peach Pizza

Now we are getting crazy. This delicious treat will have your guests begging for more…be careful who your guests are.

What you need to buy

Ready-made pizza dough (I make my own)

1 or 2 cans of sliced peaches

Spiced sugar

Whipped cream

Preparing the dessert

Grill the pizza dough without any toppings. Then top with peach slices in a decorative way. Top with spices sugar and whipped cream. You are now famous.

Dessert Barbeque Recipe # 4: Marinated Mint Apple Disks

These grilled apples will make your mouth water. The flavor mix on these is extremely good.

What you need to buy


Fresh mint


Orange juice

1 tablespoon brown sugar

Fresh ground black pepper

Preparing the dessert

Peel, core and slice apples into discs (doughnut shaped) and set aside. Mix 1 cup orange juice with a little bit of ginger. In my opinion with ginger a little bit goes a long way. Add several chopped mint leaves and brown sugar. Stir to mix and marinate the apple slices for 20 minutes. Grill until grill marks are formed. Dash with a little bit of fresh pepper.

You want to win the county fair? Use this recipe.

Dessert Barbeque Recipe # 5: Grilled Cinnamon Peach Cream Cheese Sundaes

This dessert barbeque recipe has the longest name and is my personal favorite. The mixture of ice cream, peaches, cream cheese and cinnamon is irresistible. Give it a try and people will start naming babies after you.

What you need to buy



8 to 10 peaches


Cream cheese

Ice cream

Whipped cream

Chocolate and other syrups

Preparing the dessert

Simply cut the peaches in half and take out the pits. There is no need to peel the peaches but I do anyways. Dust with cinnamon and sugar and put on the grill until the sugar melts. Remove from the grill and fill the hole with cream cheese. Put in a bowl with a scoop or two of ice cream. Add whipped cream and syrup and dust with cinnamon.

This will even make your mother-in-law love you.

There you have it: 5 barbeque dessert recipes that are very easy and very, very good. Try them out on your next barbeque and you will be addicted.