Banana Macaroon Trifle

Banana Macaroon Trifle

"A chewy homemade macaroon mixture takes the place traditionally held by cake in this trifle from Barbara Keith. 'sometimes I serve the sweet treat in individual cups,' shares the Faucett, Missouri reader. No time to bake? Use store-bought macaroons instead."
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45 m servings
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Original recipe yields 8 servings

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  1. For macaroon mixture, beat butter and sugar in a mixing bowl until well blended. Add egg; mix well. Combine coconut, oats, flour and baking powder. Combine milk and vanilla; add to the sugar mixture alternately with coconut mixture alternately with coconut mixture (mixture will appear curdled).
  2. Spread in a well-greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 325 degrees F for 25-30 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Cool completely; crumble. Set aside 1/4 cup for topping.
  3. Just before serving, toss bananas with pineapple juice. In a 2-1/2-qt. serving bowl, layer a third of the macaroon crumbs, whipped topping and bananas. Repeat layers twice. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs.

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I was a little hesitant to serve this at Easter because my fam loves chocolate, but WOW, this was amazing. The homemade macaroons really made this dish. My brother had 3 helpings!!!

Most helpful critical review

It tasted good but the macaroon put didn't turn out. Next time I would use a different macaroon recipe.

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I was a little hesitant to serve this at Easter because my fam loves chocolate, but WOW, this was amazing. The homemade macaroons really made this dish. My brother had 3 helpings!!!

I haven't tasted this recipe yet, it's for brunch tomorrow. However I had a few issues with this recipe. First I didn't think it made very much. I used my "death by chocolate bowl" and it was...

This is now a family favorite...so good and so easy. I even did "mini trifles" for a potluck in which I assembled the trifles in small plastic cups so each person could grab their own individua...

I made this for Easter and it was a HUGE hit. So incredibly easy to make, inexpesive ingreients, soooo tasty. People were fighting to take it home. It's not a super heavy dessert. I think it...

the taste was great however not enough macaroon to make a trifle i had to double the recipe.

It tasted good but the macaroon put didn't turn out. Next time I would use a different macaroon recipe.

Very simple to assemble. Perfect for potlucks: refreshing, tropical, and quick. Looks like it took days to assemble. This is very sweet (hence 4 stars), but because of that, will go a long wa...

Outstanding! This was so easy to make; much easier than it looks at first and it is worth every minute! I like my desserts to be rich, so I sprinkled a little dark brown sugar on each banana l...

I think next time I'll add a layer of pudding

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