When I studied abroad in Ireland, one of my favorite discoveries was banoffee pie. Banoffee pie is essentially bananas, toffee, and a graham cracker crust. It's delicious, and surprisingly easy to make. I made up a batch of mini banoffee pies - here's how to make your own:
You will need:
- 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
- 1/2 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1 can sweetened condensed milk (possibly 2 cans to fill all 12 mini crusts)
- Bananas (about 3 for 12 mini pies, more or less depending on your tastes)
- Cool whip or other whipped topping
Combine the graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and sugar in a bowl. Stir until well combined.
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. Using a 1/4 cup as a scoop (loosely underfill the 1/4 cup), press the crumb mixture into the bottom of a muffin tin with a pint glass.
Bake for 10 minutes. Then, use a fork to gently pop the crusts out of the muffin tin so that they are loose when you top them.
Making the toffee is actually the easiest part. Simply fill a pot with water, completely submerge the can of sweetened condensed milk, and boil for 2-2.5 hours. Make sure the can stays completely covered by the water. Once it is done, remove from the water and allow the can to cool.
When the can is cooled, open it up and spoon your toffee onto the graham cracker crusts.
Use your fork to lift the mini pies gently out of the tin and onto your plate. Top with sliced bananas, cool whip, and enjoy!
Totally doable, and totally delicious!