Banana Dessert Wraps

From Betty's Soul Food Collection... You've got dessert wrapped up in a snap with this caramel-drizzled treat. Should you mention that they're quick to prepare? No way! Just eat up the compliments!

  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 4

Ingredients

1/2
cup coconut
1/2
cup chopped pecans
1
Pillsbury™ refrigerated pie crust, softened as directed on box
1/4
cup sugar
1/2
teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4
teaspoon ground nutmeg
4
medium (5 to 6 inches each) firm ripe bananas
1/3
cup semisweet chocolate chips
1
jar (12 oz) hot caramel topping, heated
Whipped cream, if desired
1
cup vanilla ice cream

  • 1 Heat oven to 350°F. Spread coconut and pecans separately on cookie sheet. Bake 5 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until light golden brown; set aside.
  • 2 Increase oven temperature to 450°F. Remove pie crust from pouch; unroll on work surface. With rolling pin, roll crust until 12 inches in diameter.
  • 3 In small bowl, mix sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Reserve 1 tablespoon sugar mixture; sprinkle remaining sugar mixture evenly over crust. Cut crust into 4 wedge-shaped pieces.
  • 4 Place 1 banana lengthwise on each crust wedge, about 3/4 inch from curved edge (if banana is too long, trim ends so it fits within crust, at least 1/4 inch from each edge). Push about 1 rounded tablespoon chocolate chips, points first, into top and sides of each banana.
  • 5 Bring curved edge and point of each crust wedge up over banana to meet; pinch seam and ends to seal, shaping crust around banana. Sprinkle tops of wrapped bananas with reserved 1 tablespoon sugar mixture; place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  • 6 Bake 10 to 14 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately remove from cookie sheet. Cool 5 minutes.
  • 7 To serve, drizzle or spread about 2 tablespoons warm caramel topping on each dessert plate. Top each with baked banana, whipped cream and if desired, additional caramel topping. Sprinkle coconut and pecans over top of each. Serve with ice cream.

Expert Tips

If you choose not to use the ice cream, try garnishing each serving with a few banana slices instead.

This recipe was created by Heather Snedic of Lisle, IL and was a finalist in a national recipe contest.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
920
(
Calories from Fat
330),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
37g
37%
(Saturated Fat
15g,
15%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
25mg
25%;
Sodium
580mg
580%;
Total Carbohydrate
143g
143%
(Dietary Fiber
6g
6%
  Sugars
86g
86%
),
Protein
6g
6%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%;
Vitamin C
8%;
Calcium
10%;
Iron
8%;
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Fruit; 5 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 7 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
9 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.