Caramel Banana Parfaits

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These decadent parfaits are easy to make and are fancy enough to serve to company.

Difficulty: Easy

Hands-on: 20 minutesTotal: 4 hours 30 minutes

Serves: 8

Ingredients

  • 24 cookies from 18 oz. roll refrigerated peanut butter cookie dough
  • 1 package (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
  • ⅔ cup caramel fudge ice cream topping
  • ¾ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tbsp. brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp. powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 3 bananas, peeled and sliced
  • 1 Tbsp. lemon juice
  • ½ cup sliced almonds

Directions

  • Bake cookies as directed on package; cool completely, and crumble into large pieces; set aside.
  • In large bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add the ice cream topping, beating until smooth. In small bowl, combine cream with brown sugar, powdered sugar, and vanilla; beat until stiff peaks form. Fold into cream cheese mixture.
  • Prepare bananas, sprinkling with lemon juice as you work.
  • In each of eight parfait glasses, layer some cookies, cream cheese mixture, bananas, and almonds; repeat layers until glasses are full. Cover and chill 4 hours before serving.