Caramelized Banana Splits With Hot Chocolate Sauce

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

I recently discovered this tantalizing and very simple dessert recipe in the Gourmet Every Day section of the November 2007 issue of Gourmet Magazine. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Melt butter in a 12 inch heavy skillet over medium heat, then add bananas in 1 layer and sprinkle with brown sugar.
  2. Increase heat to medium-high and cook bananas, gently turning once and shaking skillet occasionally, until sugar is caramelized, 3-4 minutes.
  3. Divide bananas among 4 dessert bowls, leaving any remaining caramel in skillet.
  4. Add cream to skillet and boil over medium heat, stirring, until caramel is dissolved.
  5. Add chocolate with a pinch of salt and whisk until melted.
  6. Top bananas with scoops of ice cream, then drizzle with some chocolate sauce, then sprinkle with nuts.
  7. (There will be extra sauce).
Most Helpful

Excellent! I finally had all of the ingredients in the house. The sauce was to die for, and I kept the extra for ice cream another day. I think I prefer this all by it's self with ice cream on the side rather then under/over it, but good nonetheless!

Michelle_My_Belle December 27, 2008