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Chocolate-banana napoleons

8 - 10
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
28 min
20 min
8 min
Perfectly portioned for two, layers of chocolate-kissed phyllo dough, chocolate mousse and bananas make this a lover's dream. However, you could easily double or triple the recipe to serve a dinner party of four or six. Dust with either cocoa powder or powdered sugar or garnish with sprig of fresh mint for a finishing touch. For variation, substitute the banana slices for strawberry slices if you’d prefer. You'll also appreciate the convenience: The napoleons can be made up to two hours in advance if kept refrigerated. If you use frozen phyllo dough, thaw in the refrigerator the night before for best results.


Phyllo dough

1 sheet(s), regular or whole-wheat

Cooking spray

1 spray(s), butter flavor


2½ Tbsp, divided

Unsweetened cocoa powder

1¾ tsp

Fat free skim milk

½ cup(s)


1 Tbsp

Fat free whipped topping



1 medium, peeled and thinly sliced


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Place sheet of phyllo dough long-side facing you on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Spray with butter-flavored cooking spray. Fold phyllo lengthwise in thirds, for a narrow sheet, about 18 inches long. Spray again.
  2. Stir 1 1/2 teaspoons sugar and 1/4 teaspoon cocoa together in cup. Sprinkle sugar mixture over phyllo. Cut phyllo crosswise into 6 equal strips using sharp knife. Spread out on baking sheet. Bake in oven until crisp and lightly browned, 8 minutes. Cool.
  3. Meanwhile, scald milk (heat to just below boiling point) in a small pot. Add remaining sugar and stir to dissolve.
  4. Combine remaining cocoa and cornstarch in cup. Pour in enough hot milk to make a paste. Stir and return to pot. Cook over low heat, stirring constantly, until thick. Spoon into bowl and cool completely.
  5. To assemble, fold whipped topping into chocolate mixture. Spread 2 heaping tablespoons mousse mixture over each phyllo sheet. Top each with banana slices. Place 1 phyllo sheet on dessert plate. Add 2 more layers. Repeat to make second serving. Yields 1 per serving.