Did you know there are all kinds of desserts that can be prepared on your outdoor grill? With the holidays just around the corner, there’s no better time than the present to experiment with new and exciting recipes to “wow” your friends and family.

Photo Credit: Taste of Home

Photo Credit: Taste of Home

“Banana Boats” – This tasty treat is quick and fun.

Ingredients:

  • Four unpeeled, ripe bananas
  • Four teaspoons of miniature chocolate chips
  • Four tablespoons of miniature marshmallows

Cut each banana lengthwise about ½-inch deep. Leaving ½-inches at both ends of the banana, open your banana slightly wider to form a pocket; fill each pocket with one teaspoon of chocolate chips and one tablespoon of marshmallows. Shape each banana with heavy-duty aluminum foil, leaving the tops open. Grill over a medium heat or until the marshmallows are a golden brown; serve on a holiday-style platter for extra pizzazz.

Photo Credit: Martha Stewart

Photo Credit: Martha Stewart

“Grilled S’mores” – S’mores are a classic dessert during the cooler season, but this twist on the original recipe will have your mouth watering.

Ingredients:

  • Four graham crackers, halved
  • One-ounce bar of semisweet chocolate, broken into four pieces
  • Four large marshmallows

Preheat your grill for indirect cooking on a medium setting. Place eight graham crackers halves on the cooler side of the grill. Place one piece of chocolate and one marshmallow on four graham cracker halves. Cook until the chocolate melts and the marshmallows soften, approximately three to five minutes. Mash the sandwiches together and enjoy this messy dessert while it’s still piping hot!

Photo Credit: My Recipes

Photo Credit: My Recipes

“Chocolaty Cheesy Bruschetta” – For those that are looking for a “not so sweet” dessert, this recipe is for you.

Ingredients:

  • ¼-pound of room-temperature brie cheese
  • 16 baguette slices brushed with olive oil
  • 16 cherries, halved and pitted
  • Three-ounce bar of your choice of chocolate

Preheat your grill to a medium temperature, toast the baguette slices until both sides are a golden-brown color. Remove from heat, and top each baguette piece with a slice of brie cheese and two cherry halves. To complete your masterpiece, heat your chocolate over the grill flames (be sure to place it on aluminum foil so it doesn’t cause a mess), or in the microwave. Pull a vegetable peeler across the chocolate bar lengthwise. Add you chocolate swirl to the plate design for a scrumptious dessert.

Photo Credit: My Recipes

Photo Credit: My Recipes

“Red-Hot Apples” – This recipe will warm you right down to the core! For this one, you’ll need

Ingredients:

  • Four medium-tart, red apples that have been cored
  • Four teaspoons of brown sugar
  • ¼-cup of Red Hots
  • Vanilla ice cream

Place each apple on a 12-inch square of heavy-duty aluminum foil; next, spoon one teaspoon of sugar and one teaspoon of Red Hots into the center of each apple. Fold the foil around the apples and seal tightly. Grill over a medium heat for 25-30 minutes, or until soft. Open the foil carefully and allow the steam to escape. Carefully transfer the apples onto your holiday-themed dessert plates and serve with a dollop of ice cream.

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