chocolate banana pie

Behold the fabulous childhood combo of chocolate and bananas, all grown up in a pie.
Cook Time
2 hrs
Ingredients
  • 1 1⁄2 cups vanilla wafer crumbs (put cookies in a bag and crush with a rolling pin)
  • 6 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 2 ripe fresh bananas, mashed
  • 1 package cream cheese (8 oz.)
  • 1 container ricotta cheese (15 oz.)
  • 1⁄2 cup sugar
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3⁄4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1⁄4 cup dried banana chips
Directions
  • In an oiled 9" pie plate, combine cookie crumbs and butter until the mixture holds together. Press evenly into bottom and sides of pie plate to form crust.
  • In a separate bowl, combine fresh bananas, cream cheese, ricotta cheese, sugar and vanilla and stir well.
  • Add half the cocoa powder, stir thoroughly, then add the remaining cocoa powder and mix together (a few streaks of cream cheese is fine).
  • Spoon mixture into piecrust, spread evenly and refrigerate uncovered for 2 hours. Sprinkle banana chips on top and serve.
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