Chocolate Banana Cream Squares

Chocolate Banada Cream Squares IMAGE Author: Canadian Living Credits: Chocolate Banada Cream Squares IMAGE

Banana flavour permeates every layer of this pretty square. If your family loves banana cream pie and chocolate cream pie, you'll find this will be a new favourite. For a pretty presentation, slice into squares and garnish each with a few banana slices and a drizzle of chocolate sauce. Run your knife under hot water between cuts for smooth edges.

  • Portion size 16 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living: Holiday 2012

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter melted
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 2 bananas cut in 1/4-inch thick slices
  • 1 pkg unflavoured gelatin (about 1 tbsp)
  • 2 pkg (250 g each) cream cheese softened
  • 2/3 cups sweetened condensed milk
  • 2/3 cups whipping cream (35%)
Chocolate Ganache:
  • 5 oz bittersweet chocolate chopped
  • 2/3 cups whipping cream (35%)

Method

In bowl, stir together graham crumbs, butter and cinnamon until combined; press onto bottom of parchment paper–lined 9-inch (2.5 L) square cake pan. Bake in 350ºF (180ºC) oven until set, 10 to 12 minutes. Let cool on rack.

Chocolate Ganache: Place chocolate in heatproof bowl. In saucepan, heat cream over medium-high heat just until boiling. Pour over chocolate; whisk until smooth. Let cool for 3 minutes.

Arrange bananas on cooled crust, leaving 1/4-inch (5 mm) border. Pour ganache over bananas, smoothing and levelling top. Refrigerate until set, about 1 hour.

In small saucepan, sprinkle gelatin over 1/4 cup water; let stand for 5 minutes. Heat over low heat until dissolved, about 2 minutes.

In large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth; beat in condensed milk, whipping cream and gelatin mixture. Spread over ganache, smoothing top; refrigerate until set, about 4 hours. (Make-ahead: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days.)

Nutritional facts Per square: about

  • Fibre 1 g
  • Sodium 166 mg
  • Sugars 15 g
  • Protein 5 g
  • Calories 340.0
  • Total fat 26 g
  • Potassium 216 mg
  • Cholesterol 72 mg
  • Saturated fat 16 g
  • Total carbohydrate 23 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 6.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 8.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 22.0
  • Vitamin C 3.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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