Chocolate banoffee pie is a delicious and indulgent dessert that has become a favorite among sweet-tooth enthusiasts. A classic banoffee pie combines the flavors of toffee, banana, and cream, but this variation adds a rich chocolate layer to the mix. The base is typically made with a crumbly chocolate cookie or graham cracker crust, topped with a layer of caramelized sweetened condensed milk, sliced bananas, and chocolate shavings or chocolate ganache. The combination of flavors and textures makes this pie a truly irresistible treat. Whether you’re hosting a dinner party, celebrating a special occasion, or simply looking for an indulgent dessert, chocolate banoffee pie is a recipe that is sure to please.
Here’s a recipe for Chocolate banoffee pie:
- 1 pre-made chocolate cookie crust or graham cracker crust
- 1 can of sweetened condensed milk
- 2 ripe bananas, sliced
- 1/2 cup heavy cream
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
- Whipped cream for topping (optional)
Preheat the oven to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C).
Pour the sweetened condensed milk into a 9×13-inch baking pan and spread it out evenly.
Bake for 15 minutes, then reduce the heat to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) and continue to bake for an additional 45 minutes, or until the milk is a caramel color.
Remove from the oven and let it cool for about 10 minutes.
Spread the cooled caramelized milk onto the crust, then top with a layer of sliced bananas.
In a small saucepan, heat the heavy cream and sugar together until it comes to a simmer.
Remove from heat and add the chocolate chips. Stir until the chocolate is melted and the mixture is smooth.
Pour the chocolate mixture over the bananas and spread it out evenly.
Chill the pie in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Garnish with whipped cream, if desired.
Some variations may ask to melt butter with the condensed milk and add it to the crust before adding the caramel layer for a more rich crust.
Here are a few more tips and variations for making the perfect chocolate banoffee pie:
To make the crust extra chocolatey, you can add some cocoa powder to the crumbs before pressing them into the pie dish.
For a more intense toffee flavor, you can use a can of dulce de leche (caramelized sweetened condensed milk) instead of making your own.
To add an extra layer of texture, you can add chopped nuts (such as pecans or hazelnuts) to the crust before adding the caramel and bananas.
If you want to make the pie even more decadent, you can top it with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream before serving.
Some variations may ask to use dark chocolate for chocolate ganache for a deeper chocolate flavor and some may use white chocolate for a sweeter taste.
You can also add some chopped banana, chopped nuts, or chocolate shavings on top of the chocolate ganache for additional flavor and texture.
You can make mini banoffee pies, using mini pie dishes and adjust the cooking time accordingly.
As you can see, there are many ways to customize this dessert to your own tastes. Feel free to experiment and have fun creating your own version of chocolate banoffee pie!