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Peachy Banana Splits

 Peachy Banana Splits
THIS is a simple yet perfect ending to a meal for two on a summer's evening. Whenever I make this dessert, I'm reminded of my childhood, when my favorite treat at the soda fountain was a huge banana split. -Diane Hixon, Niceville, Florida
2 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 15 min.


  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 can (8-1/2 ounces) sliced peaches, drained
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 small firm bananas, halved lengthwise
  • 2 scoops each vanilla, chocolate and strawberry ice cream
  • 4 maraschino cherries with stems


  • In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown coconut in butter. Remove
  • coconut with a slotted spoon and set aside. Add peaches, brown sugar
  • and cinnamon to skillet; cook and stir over low heat for 8-10
  • minutes or until heated through. Meanwhile, place bananas in two
  • shallow bowls. Top with ice cream. Spoon peach sauce over ice
  • cream; sprinkle with toasted coconut. Garnish with cherries. Yield:
  • 2 servings.