Easy Banana Tiramisu

Easy Banana Tiramisu

1 1/2 cups low fat milk
2 tablespoons instant coffee granules or crystals
1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
1/4 cup sugar
1 package (four 1/2-cup servings) vanilla instant pudding and pie filling
2 cups frozen non-dairy whipped topping, thawed
3 medium, ripe bananas, sliced
6 ounces ladyfingers, split and cut in half*
1-1/2 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, grated
Additional banana, sliced (optional)
Chocolate Shavings (optional)

Stir together milk and coffee until coffee is almost dissolved.

Beat together cream cheese and sugar in large bowl until smooth and blended.

Add pudding mix; gradually beat in coffee mixture until smooth and blended. Gently stir in whipped topping and 3 sliced bananas until just blended.

Layer 1/3 of ladyfingers on bottom and sides of 3-quart casserole dish; evenly spoon in 1/3 cream mixture and sprinkle with 1/2 grated chocolate. Repeat layers; ending with cream mixture. Chill at least one hour before serving.

Garnish with additional sliced banana and chocolate shavings, if desired.

  • Note: 1 (10 oz.) prepared sponge cake, cut into 1/2-inch thick slices, can be substituted for ladyfingers. Assemble tiramisu as directed above except do not line sponge cake on sides of dish.