The other day Miss M requested that we bake something. I was all for having a treat in the house but turning on the oven was OUT of the question (see previous post). So we whipped up a makeshift banana cream pie that was fun for her to make and yummy, and cool, for us all to eat!
1 premade graham cracker pie shell (I stock up on these when they are 10 for 10, you can make all sorts of yummy things with them)
1 large box of cook and serve vanilla pudding
1 tub of cool whip
2 bananas, sliced thin
1. Prepare vanilla pudding as per box directions.
2. While the pudding cools, have your child slice the banana with a butter knife, or plastic knife.
3. Lay slices on the bottom of the pie shell so that the bottom is "covered". We noticed it looked like a flower :)
4. Chop up any remaining banana slices and toss them in the pudding and stir. Pour pudding over top of slices in the pie shell.
5. Put in fridge to "set" for at least an hour.
6. When you're ready to serve, spread the cool whip over the top and garnish with chocolate sprinkles!
7. Eat it up!!!
You don't want to leave left overs laying around too long, even in the fridge. The bananas start to brown, and although you and I know they are still safe to eat, small children shriek at the sight of them!
Miss M could do most of the steps with little to no help, with the exception of stirring the pudding while it was on the stove. Even JB got into the action with the laying of bananas on the bottom. Miss M was very proud to serve Prince Charming dessert that SHE made.