Banana Cream Squares

Whovians, I trust you’ve seen the promo poster for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary Special. If not, check it out here.

*Fangirl squee*

I don’t even care that the 10th Doctor has boy band hair. I’m just glad he’s back.

Now for a banana dessert.

Because bananas are good.

And remember, you should always take a banana to a party.

Banana Cream Squares

Yield: 24 squares

Ingredients

  • Crust
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • Filling
  • 2 (3.9 oz) packages banana pudding mix
  • 2 ¾ cups milk
  • Topping
  • 8oz. ricotta cheese
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 (8 oz.) tub whipped topping (such as Cool Whip)
  • ¼ cup mini chocolate chips (optional)
  • ½ cup macadamia nuts, roughly chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl add flour, butter, sugar, vanilla, and salt. Stir until combined.
  3. Line a 9x13x2 inch pan with parchment paper. Press dough evenly onto bottom of pan.
  4. Bake for 20-25 minutes.
  5. Let cool completely on wire rack.
  6. In a medium bowl, add banana pudding mix and milk. Whisk for about 2 minutes. Pour pudding mixture over crust. Put in refrigerator while making topping mixture.
  7. In a large bowl add ricotta cheese and sugar. Beat with hand mixer until smooth. Gently fold in whipped topping and mini chocolate chips.
  8. Remove pan from refrigerator and top banana mixture with ricotta mixture. Sprinkle macadamia nuts over the top.
  9. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or until set
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