Chocolate Banana Pie- Not from scratch

If you don’t have a lot of time, but you want a fancy-ish dessert, try this one out.

Buy-

Graham Cracker Pie Crust

Banana Pudding

Chocolate Chips

Cool Whip

Banana

Milk (if you don’t already have…)

Directions-

Melt a handful of chocolate chips (maybe 1/2 cup or so) in the microwave, stirring after 20 or 30 seconds with a spatula.  Layer the melted chocolate on the bottom of the pie crust.  Set aside or put in the fridge to cool.  Make the pudding according to the directions for pie on the side of the box.  Cut up half the banana in to thin slices and layer on top of the chocolate.  Add the pudding.  Add another layer of sliced bananas, then top the pie with cool whip.

When you cut up this pie, for serving and also for eating, the chocolate will get pretty hard, so use a sharp knife to cut, and you definitely don’t want to use a plastic fork to eat it.

This can be a pretty low-fat dessert if you use skim or low-fat milk and fat-free cool whip.

Also, I discovered during this experiment that I really don’t like the fake flavor of banana pudding, so if I made it again i would probably just use vanilla pudding and maybe chop up or mash some bananas and add it to the vanilla.