Grill Your Holiday Dessert This Year

Keep the Grill Going During the Holiday Season

dessert recipesWinter holidays are traditionally associated with the oven. Families roast turkeys, beef, and ham, while the grill sits unused. If you cannot bear to cover up the grill for the winter, try one of these grilled dessert recipes that make the perfect ending to a winter meal. You will soon be looking for other ways to incorporate grilling into the winter cooking routine.

S’more Pots That Serve 12

Ingredients:

• One 14.5-ounce package of whole graham crackers, crushed
• One 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
• 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
• 2 cups mini marshmallows
• 1 cup butterscotch chips
• ½ cup butter melted

Step 1: Prepare the grill for low heat.

Step 2: Use heavy-duty aluminum foil to line a Dutch oven. Combine butter and crushed graham crackers and press this mixture on top of the foil.

Step 3: Pour the milk over the crust created in Step 1. Sprinkle butterscotch and chocolate chips on top and pour marshmallows on top of the chips.

Step 4: Cover the Dutch oven and place it directly on six briquettes that are covered by white ash. Place approximately 12 briquettes on top of the Dutch oven cover.

Step 5: Grill until the chips have melted, approximately 15 minutes, using tongs to lift the Dutch oven cover to check for doneness. Serve warm.

Hot, Fast Banana Boats

Ingredients:

• 4 large bananas, unpeeled
• ¼ cup mini marshmallows
• 8 teaspoons trail mix
• 8 teaspoons semisweet chocolate chips

Step 1: Cut off four squares of foil, each measuring 12 inches. Put a banana on each foil square. Shape and crimp the foil around each banana so it rests flat.

Step 2: Make a ½-inch deep cut lengthwise down each banana but leave ½-inch uncut at each end. Pull the peel cut on each banana to open the area, creating a pocket on each banana. Fill this pocket with trail mix, marshmallows, and chocolate chips.

Step 3: Grill the bananas on medium heat until the marshmallows have melted and turn golden brown, approximately 4 to 5 minutes. Serve warm.

*Photo Courtesy of Bre LaRow via Creative Commons License

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