Banana Nutella Trifle

Nutella, bananas, oreos and whipped cream... this is going to the top of my MUST TRY list!

Let’s see… Nutella, bananas, oreos and whipped cream… yep, it might be appropriate to call this Banana Nutella Trifle “heaven in a glass”!

I’m guessing that by now (unless this is your first visit to my site) you’ve figured out that I have a “thing” for layered desserts and trifles!  Maybe my book (Glorious Layered Desserts) gave me away?

After filling an entire book with them, I still can’t stop making layered desserts!

There are two things I love about these kinds of pretty treats…

First, I love having a perfect serving all to myself…no slicing, no sharing.

Second, I love a dessert that has several textures and flavors all working together… sweet, creamy, crunchy… I guess I’m just one of those “I’ll take one of everything” people!  =)

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This simply INCREDIBLE dessert includes bananas, nutella, oreos and whipped cream... what more do you need in life?

This Banana Nutella Trifle is actually just a slight variation of a dessert from my book.  The version in the book has a layer of sponge cake (instead of oreo crumble) between the Nutella cream.  Both options are delicious!

Feel free to play around with other variations as well… I’m sure a layer of brownie pieces would be delicious, or a layer of store-bought (or homemade) pound cake.

This simply INCREDIBLE dessert includes bananas, nutella, oreos and whipped cream... what more do you need in life?

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Banana Nutella Trifle

Yield: 4 moderate servings, or 6 mini servings

Nutella cream, bananas, oreo crumble and whipped cream... this layered dessert is heaven in a glass!

Ingredients:

Oreo Crumble
10 whole oreos
2 Tablespoons unsalted Challenge butter, melted

Whipped Cream
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 Tablespoons powdered sugar

Nutella Cream
4 oz. (1/2 of a block) Challenge cream cheese
1/3 cup Nutella (hazelnut spread)
1/2 cup heavy cream
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/3 cup powdered sugar

2 ripe bananas

Directions:

Prepare oreo crumble-
Place cookies (cookie and filling) in a large ziplock bag and use a rolling pin to crush the cookies. Place crumbs in a bowl and pour melted butter onto crumbs. Stir until crumbs are evenly moist. Spread crumbs onto a rimmed baking sheet and bake at 350*F for 6-8 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool. (Crumbs may appear soft and/or oily when still hot, but will become crisper as they cool).

Whipped cream-
In the bowl of an electric mixer, beat cream until it begins to thicken. Add vanilla and powdered sugar (while mixing) and continue to beat until the cream has more than doubled in volume and when you stop the mixer and lift up the whisk, the cream stays in place. Be careful not to over beat, or the cream will become clumpy and too stiff. Scoop finished whipped cream into a bowl and keep in the fridge as you prepare the remaining layers.

Prepare Nutella cream-
In the bowl of an electric mixer (no need to wash if there are small remnants of whipped cream), beat cream cheese until smooth. Add Nutella and blend until fully incorporated. Continue mixing and slowly pour in heavy cream. Beat until the cream is fully incorporated and the mixture has thickened and increase in volume. Add vanilla and powdered sugar (while mixing). Mix until all ingredients are well blended and the mixture is light and fluffy. Place in the refrigerator until ready to assemble desserts (up to 2 hours).

Assemble dessert-
Both the whipped cream and the Nutella cream can be placed (separately) in a large piping bag or large ziplock bag for easy (and prettier) layering. You may also simply spoon those elements into the dishes.
Slice bananas.
Begin assembly by adding a spoonful of oreo crumble to the bottom of each dish. Add a layer of Nutella cream, then a layer of sliced banana. Repeat layers... crumbs, Nutella, bananas. Add a layer of whipped cream and garnish with a slice or two of banana and a few oreo crumbs. Garnish just before serving. If making ahead, the desserts can be store in the refrigerator (without the garnish) for up to 2 hours. Save 1/2 of a banana (in the peel) and slice just before serving.

Notes-
Feel free to use canned whipped cream in place of homemade (as listed).

If you are planning to make the desserts and eat them immediately, you could skip the butter and baking of the oreo crumble and simply crush the oreos and use as is.

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Simply INCREDIBLE! Bananas, Nutella, Whipped Cream, Oreos... YUM!

This simply INCREDIBLE dessert includes bananas, nutella, oreos and whipped cream... what more do you need in life?

Now grab a spoon and dig in!  =)