On this week’s Cooking Corner, Market District Chef Ben D’Amico is thinking summer with some tasty recipes for grilled desserts!

Summer “Grilled” Desserts

Compliments of Market District Chef Benjamin D’Amico

Serves: 1 person
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 5 min.

Grilled “Elvis” Bananas
1 each Banana
2 tbsp Peanut Butter, creamy
6 each Honey Roasted Peanuts
1 tbsp Honey, drizzled
5 pieces Dehydrated or Dried Banana Chips
1 scoop Vanilla Ice Cream
4 pieces Nilla Wafer

Salted Caramel Grilled Donuts
1 each Grilled donut, sliced in half
2 tbsp Caramel Sauce
6 pieces Candied Pecans
6 pieces Caramel Popcorn
1 scoop Salted Caramel Ice Cream
1 tbsp Cinnamon Mini Chips
½ tsp Sea Salt
1 sprig Mint, fresh

1 each Giant Marshmallow, Toasted or skewer
1 tbsp Chocolate Shavings
2 tbsp Chocolate Syrup/Sauce
1 each Graham Cracker, cracked
2 each Brownie Brittle, crushed

Hazelnut Stuffed Crossiants
3 tbsp Market District Hazelnut Spread
6 berries Blackberries
5 pieces Hazelnuts, crushed
2 pieces Dark Chocolate Pretzel Bark
1 tbsp Chocolate Syrup/Sauce
1 each Crossiants
1 sprig Mint, fresh

Raspberry Lime “Cheese Cake”
2 slices Pound Cake, sliced
3 tbsp Lime infused Cream Cheese (whipped cream cheese, honey & lime juice)
2 tbsp Grahm Cracker Crumbs
4 each Raspberries, fresh
1 scoop Raspberry Ice Cream
2 tbsp Coconut Shavings
½ each Grilled Lemon
2 tbsp White Chocolate Sauce

Directions for Grilling Fruit:
Peaches, plums, apricots, nectarines, bananas, pineapple, watermelon, etc.
1. Preheat either a grill or a grill pan.
2. Dip the fruit in a small flat bowl of granulated sugar.
3. Place the fruit face side down onto a hot grill or grill pan for 2-3 minutes.

Directions for Grilling Pastries/Breads:
1. Preheat either a grill or a grill pan.
2. Brush the pastry/bread with a small amount of butter or pan spray.
3. Place the bread presentation side down onto a hot grill or grill pan for 1-2 minutes or until grill marks appear.