These little cups were born out of laziness. I wanted Banoffee Pie. But I didn’t want to make a pie (or be tempted to eat the whole thing, for that matter). Sometimes my lazy brain can be kind of clever, in a “work smarter, not harder” kind of way and I started to think about how I could really simplify things. Enter these cups. All the great flavours of Banoffee, way less effort and ready to eat in no time. I think these little cups would be a perfect dessert for your Valentine. And if your Valentine is yourself then you get to eat both…lucky you!
Easy Banoffee Cups
- ½ cup heavy cream
- ¼ tsp vanilla extract
- 1 tbsp. powdered sugar
- 8 chocolate sandwich cookies, coarsely chopped
- 1 large ripe banana, peeled and sliced
- 4 tbsp. caramel sauce
Put the heavy cream and vanilla extract in a bowl and beat until stiff peaks form. Add the powdered sugar and whip until combined. Set aside.
Layer two of the crumbled cookies into the bottom of a 12 oz. glass. Then layer on ¼ of the sliced banana, 1 tbsp. of the caramel sauce and ¼ of the whipped cream. Repeat the layers again and garnish the cup with leftover cookie crumbs. Now repeat these steps with the second glass.
Chill the prepared cups until ready to serve and devour!