Dark Chocolate Banana Pudding
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Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 12
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cups milk, 2% or higher
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ⅔ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup Dutch-processed cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • ¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 5-6 medium bananas, sliced into ¼-inch slices
  • 1 sleeve cinnamon graham crackers, broken into 8 pieces each
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 tablespoons powdered sugar
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Grated chocolate, for garnish
  • Finely crushed cinnamon graham crackers, for garnish
Instructions
  1. In the work bowl of a blender add the milk, egg yolks, sugar, cocoa powder, and cornstarch. Blend on high speed until the mixture is completely smooth, about 30 seconds.
  2. Transfer the mixture to a saucepan and cook, whisking constantly, over medium heat until the mixture begins to boil, about 8 minutes. Reduce the heat to medium low and cook for 30 seconds, then turn off the heat and add the chocolate chips, butter, and vanilla and stir until the butter and chocolate are completely melted. Pour the mixture through a strainer into a bowl, then cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 2 hours, or overnight.
  3. To assemble layer sliced bananas, graham crackers pieces, and chocolate custard, repeating until all the custard is used. For a 9x13-inch pan you will get 3 layers, for a deep serving bowl or trifle dish you will get 5-6 layers, and for individual trifle dishes you will get 4 layers into 6 dishes. Cover with plastic wrap and chill for at least 4 hours, or overnight.
  4. When you are ready to serve prepare the whipped cream. In the work bowl of a stand mixer, or in a large bowl with a hand mixer, add the cream, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Whisk on low speed until the sugar is dissolved, then turn the mixer to high and whip until the mixture forms soft peaks, about 1 minute. Top the pudding with the with the whipped cream and garnish the top with grated chocolate and graham cracker crumbs.
Recipe by Evil Shenanigans at http://evilshenanigans.com/2014/11/dark-chocolate-banana-pudding/