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Banana Chocolate Coconut Pie

 Banana Chocolate Coconut Pie
A friend gave me the recipe for this pie crust, which goes great with a banana filling. My husband and his family are all really big fans of coconut and banana desserts, so I like to make this one for them on special occasions. -Carol Gaus, Elk Grove Village, Illinois
6-8 ServingsPrep: 30 min. + chilling

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 teaspoons plus 2 tablespoons butter, divided
  • 1/3 cup plus 1-1/2 cups flaked coconut, divded
  • 2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
  • 2/3 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • FILLING:
  • 2 medium bananas, cut into 1/4-inch slices
  • 1-3/4 cups cold milk
  • 1 package (3.9 ounces) instant chocolate pudding mix

Directions

  • Coat a 9-in. pie plate with 1-1/2 teaspoons butter. Sprinkle 1/3 cup
  • coconut over pie plate; set aside.
  • In a microwave or heavy saucepan, melt chocolate and remaining
  • butter; stir until smooth.
  • Combine confectioners' sugar and milk. Stir into chocolate mixture.
  • Stir in remaining coconut. Carefully press onto the bottom and up
  • the sides of prepared pie plate. Refrigerate for 1 hour or until
  • firm.
  • Arrange bananas in crust. In a bowl, whisk cold milk and pudding mix
  • for 2 minutes; let stand for 2 minutes or until soft-set.
  • Spoon over bananas. Chill for 3 hours before serving. Refrigerate
  • leftovers. Yield: 6-8 servings.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 slice) equals 307 calories, 15 g fat (11 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 325 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 3 g protein.