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Chocolate-Banana Napoleon

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8 servings

They're flaky, creamy and meltingly good. But these napoleons are do-it-yourself simple. Get out the bananas and chocolate and let's get started.

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  • Heat oven to 400°F.
  • Cut pastry sheet crosswise into 3 rectangles. Roll or stretch each rectangle into 14x3-1/2-inch rectangle. Place, 2 inches apart, on parchment-covered baking sheet. Sprinkle 1 rectangle with granulated sugar and nuts. Cover all rectangles with second sheet of parchment; top with second baking sheet.
  • Bake 15 min., using oven mitt to carefully press down top baking sheet after 8 min. to flatten pastries. Remove top baking sheet and top parchment sheet. Reduce oven temperature to 375ºF. Bake pastry 8 to 10 min. or until golden brown. Cool completely.
  • Meanwhile, mix sour cream and powdered sugar in medium bowl until blended. Gently stir in half the COOL WHIP. Microwave 3 oz. chocolate and remaining COOL WHIP in microwaveable bowl on HIGH 1 min.; stir until chocolate is completely melted and mixture is well blended. Cool.
  • Slice bananas. Spread half the chocolate mixture onto 1 plain pastry rectangle on serving plate; top with half each of the bananas and sour cream mixture. Repeat layers. Cover with nut-topped pastry, nut side up. Melt remaining chocolate; drizzle over dessert.

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Size Wise

Sweets can be part of a balanced diet but remember to keep tabs on portions.

Make Ahead

This delicious dessert can be prepared in advance. Refrigerate up to 2 hours before serving.

How to Easily Slice the Dessert

For best results, use a serrated knife to slice the dessert.


  • 8 servings

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings
Calories 560
Total fat 34g
Saturated fat 15g
Cholesterol 10mg
Sodium 120mg
Carbohydrate 63g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 34g
Protein 6g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 4 %DV
Vitamin C 8 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 10 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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