Grilled Desserts With That Fireside Flavor Guests Will Love


Grilling desserts can add a whole new taste to your BBQ. These grilled dessert recipes can kick start your menu planning for your next outdoor event.

Categories 4th of July, Dessert Ideas

Grills are not only great for hot dogs and hamburgers! Some of the best summer desserts come from a grill. From grilled peaches to the classic smores, there is no limit to what you can create.

I reached out to some bloggers to ask them what their favorite grilled desserts are – and you can see their recommendations below. Every item listed has a link to the source so you can get your grill on and start cooking that sweet treat as soon as the craving hits.

Bourbon Bread Pudding

bourbon bread pudding on plate
Credit: Cuss Kitchen

Put that Big Green Egg or Smoker to good use with this delicious bourbon bread pudding recipe. Challah bread serves as the base, but the star of the show is the bourbon glaze topping. The extra smokiness from the smoker gives this dessert a touch of that smokey flavor that your guests will love.

Get recipe on Cuss Kitchen

Grilled Peaches with Honey Drizzle and Mascarpone

grilled peaches with mascarpone and honey on a plate
Credit: What A Girl Eats

A wonderfully light, yet elegant dessert that will fill your senses with smells and tastes of summer. Grilled peaches are topped with a bit of mascarpone and honey. Top it off with a few slivers of almonds and you have a dessert that will want everyone asking for more.

Get recipe on What a Girl Eats

Banana Split Grilled Dessert Nachos

grilled banana split dessert nachos
Credit: Two Healthy Kitchens

A unique idea that fills all the taste senses. Grilled bananas and pineapple with sweet fresh strawberries all layered between grilled cinnamon flavored flatbread. Add in some chocolate chips, coconut flakes and even some whipped cream to get the perfect banana split flavors.

Get recipe on Two Healthy Kitchens

Grilled Blueberry Pie

blueberry pie made on a grill
Credit: Delicious Table

No reason to use the stove in those hot summer months to make that pie! This recipe shares all the tips and tricks you need to know to make the best grilled blueberry pie. Making the pie is not much different, but you will need to set up that grill to make it pie ready.

Get recipe on Delicious Table

Dark Chocolate Caramel Brownies with Bacon Salt

brownies on the grill with bacon salt and caramel sauce
Credit: Hey Grill Hey

You had me at bacon salt. This amazing recipe features all the traditional ingredients you would expect for a brownie. But, the bacons salt is what brings it to life. The caramel sauce is not too shabby either. The grill gives it an extra flavor boost that just screams outdoors.

Get recipe on Hey Grill Hey

Grilled Pineapple Slices

grilled pineapples with ice cream
Credit: Simply Designing

This delectable grilled pineapple dessert is kept moist and delicious with a coating of butter, brown sugar and cinnamon. After a few minutes of grilled you can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream, a drizzle of chocolate and some flakes of coconut. Of course this is just one idea! Have fun and be creative.

Get recipe on Simply Designing

Grilled Fruit with Almond-Ricotta Sauce

grilled fruit with almond ricotta sauce
Credit: Two Healthy Kitchens

A healthy dessert option featuring grilled pineapple and bananas and topped with fresh raspberries. The almond ricotta features ricotta cheese, yogurt, brown sugar and almond extract and accent the grilled fruit perfectly. Drizzle some coconut flakes for a bit of a tropical feel.

Get recipe on Two Healthy Kitchens

Rum Raising Pineapple Sundaes

rum raising pineapple sundaes
Credit: The Short Order Cook

An adult treat guests will love. Grilled pineapples are the base of these boozy sundaes. Ice cream and a rum sauce featuring raisins, vanilla extract, brown sugar, rum and butter will set off the pineapples flavors perfectly.

Get recipe on The Short Order Cook

Smoked Candied Pecans

grilled smoked candied pecans
Credit: Outgrilling

These delicious sweet pecans can be a great snack or addition to an ice cream sundae or fruit inspired charcuterie board. This adult sweet treat does feature dark rum for an extra flavor punch. Coat the pecans with the coating and let them grill for an hour for a flavor punch guest will love.

Get recipe on Outgrilling

Skillet Bourbon Apple Crisp

bourbon apple crisp in skillet
Credit: Camp Grill Eat

A classic apple crisp that is a perfect match for any barbecue. Mix the ingredients, place in a cast iron skillet and grill it to perfection. A splash of bourbon gives the traditional apple crisp a bit of grown-up fun.

Get recipe on Camp Grill Eat

Grilled Paneer Fruit Skewers

grilled paneer fruit skewers
Credit: Good Grief Cook

Not your traditional grilled dessert! This grilled dessert features a sweet Asian chili lime drizzle, paneer cheese, seedless watermelon, nectarine, and lime all grilled to perfection. Add all items to a skewer and drizzle the sauce over the top and let your guests be amazed at the flavors.

Get recipe on Good Grief Cook

Spiced Grilled Plums

spiced grilled plums in a bowl
Credit: Camp Grill Eat

Eat them alone, or top them with ice cream, these grilled plums will not disappoint. A simple mixture of ingredients and a bit of tin foil is all you need to make these spiced grilled plums. Just a few minutes on the grill wrapped in a foil packet and you will have a delicious treat read to eat as it is or used in a bigger dessert!

Get recipe n Camp Grill Eat

Sleeper Hits or Retro Revolting? 14 Odd Recipes That Use Jello

Take a stroll down memory lane with these gelatin based recipes that have us scratching our heads. Some of these dishes graced American tables for decades, but we are glad they don’t anymore. The origins of the jello salad come from a winning contest recipe from Mrs. John E. Cook back in 1904. She created a dish called “perfection salad” which won third place in a recipe contest hosted by Better Homes and Gardens. The recipe featured cabbage, celery, red pepper and green olives tossed into gelatin flavored with lemon and vinegar. Sounds delicious right? That salad set the stage for others to try their hand at other unique jello creations.

Sleeper Hits or Retro Revolting? 14 Odd Recipes That Use Jello

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