I always seem to end up with an abundance of bananas in my house. Not that I mind...I love bananas, and use them in everything from my morning cereal to smoothies to banana bread. I was trying to decide what to do with my extra bananas this week (freeze them, dip them in chocolate, make banana ice cream?) when I saw someone on TV baking a pie. I was all of a sudden craving a Banana Cream Pie! This pie is so easy to make. You can use a frozen pie crust, or even a pre-made graham cracker crumb crust. Bananas, toasted coconut, chocolate and whipped cream.....how could this NOT be good?!?!?!?!
Combine chocolate, 1 T. milk and butter in a medium bowl. Microwave 45 seconds and stir. Microwave another 30 seconds, or until chocolate is completely melted. Spread evenly in pie crust.
Arrange banana slices over chocolate.
Pour 1 1/2 c. milk into a large bowl. Add pudding mix and beat with a wire whisk for 2 minutes. Stir in toasted coconut. Spoon over banana slices in crust.
Spread Cool Whip over pie. Refrigerate 4 hours, or until set. Store in refrigerator. Optional: decorate with toasted coconut and/or chocolate shavings.