Happy Birthday to my husband!
Of course, a birthday celebration is in order, and that would normally include a Birthday Cake! But we are always trying to lower those carbs and --by the way--he already had an Atomic Cake from staff at work!
So my mission is to create a celibratory, but not too heavy or carb-y--Happy Birthday dessert. It's hot, my husband and nephew and a good friend have been making hay for hours and still have more work to go--likely birthday dinner will be late or even deferred until tomorrow. But you have to have something to put a candle on!
So, here's a Banana Split Pie that should fit the bill.
Banana Split Pie
Make and bake a 9 inch pie crust and cool.
Next, mix 4 oz softened cream cheese with 1 Tbsp milk and 1 tsp vanilla. Add to that, 1/2 of an 8 oz. container of thawed Cool Whip.
Spread this mixture on the bottom of the baked and cooled pie crust.
Thinly slice 1 ripe banana and layer this on top of the Cool Whip mixture.
Next, whisk together 1& 3/4 cups milk and 1 box of Sugar free, instant Chocolate pudding. Whisk for about 2 minutes, then spread on top of the banana layer.
Finally, top with the remaining 1/2 carton of Cool Whip. If you want a little fancy, then put this into an icing bag and pump into a pattern on top of the chocolate layer. Or you can just spread on top and even sprinkle some slivered almonds on top if you'd like.