Cheats Banoffee Tarts

10 minutes is all it takes to make these super simple Cheats Banoffee Tarts! Made from shortcrust pastry tart shells, caramel filling, sliced bananas, whipped cream and grated chocolate, you wont be able to resist these yummy little bites!

Cheats Banoffee Tarts

I’ve loved banoffee pies and tarts for a long time. But to be honest, they’ve always just been one of those things that I’ve bought when I’m out at a restaurant or cafe. Making your own pastry shells and caramel filling can be time consuming. And time is one thing that I don’t have a lot of at the moment. A 6 week old baby kinda does that to you!

Cheats Banoffee Tarts

And so now I’m constantly on the lookout for ways I can make my favourite treats easier. Like, heaps, heaps easier!  Which brings me to these awesomely delicious Cheats Banoffee Tarts!

Cheats Banoffee Tarts

They’re made from store-bought shortcrust pastry shells and Nestle Top ‘N’ Fill Caramel… which means that they’ll take you less than ten minutes to prepare. I am loving that so much right now!!

Cheats Banoffee Tarts

So to start off, you simply fill the tart shells almost to the top with the caramel filling. Add sliced banana (which is quite possibly my favourite fruit in the whole wide world!!), and then top with whipped cream and grated chocolate. If you’re wanting your Cheats Banoffee Tarts to look super cute (heck yes!), then pipe the whipped cream onto the top. But if you’re in a massive rush, just pop it on with a spoon and give it a little swirl. I mean really, once you add the grated chocolate to the top, you’re not going to notice anyway!!

Cheats Banoffee Tarts

And so, here is the first of my post-baby, time-lacking desserts. I feel like recipes like this are going to become my life now!!! No more hours slaving over a precious little dessert, I’m like a kitchen ninja now… in and out in no time at all.

Cheats Banoffee Tarts

What are your fave cheats desserts?

 

17 thoughts on “Cheats Banoffee Tarts”

  1. Shari from GoodFoodWeek says:

    My sister makes the cutest mini banoffee pies from scratch and for all that effort, they are demolished in minutes. I think that this recipe is more appealing to me for the hast at which they shall be eaten.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hahaha yes quick and easy is definitely the way to go in our house at the moment!

  2. Kim @ Land of Zonkt says:

    Oh aren’t these just fabulous!
    I love the ready made tarts and fills, really makes it look like you’ve done all this work and it’s just a matter of minutes.
    I do one with lemon curd, mascapone & blueberries and its a winner every time. Everyone always thinks you’ve gone to a heap of trouble. lol
    Thanks for linking up to Your Weekly Feed. xx

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Oooh yum!!! I love mascarpone!

  3. Jayne says:

    Cheat desserts are the best!! It is great to have a few up your sleeve so thanks for this idea Lucy!

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Absolutely!

  4. Vicki @ Boiled Eggs & Soldiers says:

    These are fantastic I love a cheats dessert! Thanks so much for linking up with YWF too.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Thanks Vicki!

  5. Meika Gough says:

    What sort of cream do you use for the top? Just wondering, as I couldn’t get mine firm enough to pipe when I whipped it.

    1. Bake Play Smile says:

      Hi Meika, I just used normal thickened cream from the supermarket and whipped it (although you can of course use pre-whipped cream too).

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