BANOFFEE POPS

THIS SHIT IS BANANAS.

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I've been seeing banoffee cake EVERYWHERE lately. It was a mystery to me. What is this caramel banana biscuit pie and why does everyone love it so much? I needed to put this to the test but I wanted to do a creative spin on it. 

When I'm trying to eat healthy, I really need something sweet to hold me over, so my go-to is a chocolate covered banana on a stick. Tastes and feels like ice cream, but it's a banana so HEALTH. 😬🍌

THEN, it hit me. BANOFFEE POPS. Take all the goodness of banoffee pie and put it on a stick. This was a fun one. First, I took bananas and put them on a stick. Then, made my dulce de leche by putting a can of sweetened condensed milk in boiling water for 3 hours and VOILA: DULCE DE LECHE. 

Next, I took vanilla wafer cookies and I crushed them up by placing them in a baggy and hitting them with a rolling pin (this is fun and very therapeutic). I combined whole milk and vanilla extract and put the crushed cookies into the milk, resulting in a cakey yet crunchy flavor. 

I dipped the bananas in the caramel and rolled them in the cookie crumbs, messy to make but HOLY SHIT THEY WERE LIFE CHANGING. 

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banoffee pops

makes 6 pops

ingredients:

  • 6 baby bananas (if you can't find babies, cut 3 normal-sized bananas in half)
  • 1 can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 box vanilla wafer cookies
  • 1/4 c whole milk
  • 1 T vanilla extract

supplies:

steps:

Place can of sweetened condensed milk into a pot and cover with water. Bring to a boil and reduce to a simmer. Cook at a simmer for 2-3 hours. The longer you cook it, the darker the caramel will become. Place on a cooling rack. Note: you want to cool this for at least 30 mins, if you try opening it when it's too hot, the built up pressure could cause the hot caramel to shoot out. 

Place bananas on a stick and put on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Place the bananas in the freezer. 

Add vanilla extract to your milk. Pour the crushed wafers into a bowl and drizzle the milk over the mixture, stirring to combine. 

Open your can of caramel and dip each banana into the caramel, then dip the banana into your cookie mixture. Repeat until all bananas are covered. Place back in the freezer to set (about 30 minutes) and enjoy.