The Kitchen Hero of all the desserts I make! What can make a naughty pie even naughtier? The answer... Crunchie bars!


  • 297 g can condensed milk
  • 230 g digestive biscuits (about 16 crushed finely)
  • 115 g butter (melted)
  • 3 bananas
  • 250 ml cream
  • 3 crunchie bars (roughly chopped)


  • But my favourite part of making this pie has to be the nervous and exciting moment of opening the tin of condensed milk after it's been boiled for 2 hours to see if it's perfectly caramelised, and then squidging the tin so that the content blubs out over the edge! Those words are probably not even in the dictionary, but I feel they best describe the tin of gooey caramel perfectly!
  • In a small, high-sided pot, cover the tin and boil the unopened can of condensed milk for 2 hours. Keep an eye on it, making sure the water level is always above the top of the can.
  • While the can is boiling, prepare the base of the pie.
  • Mix together the crushed digestive biscuits with the melted butter until they are combined and then spread the mixture evenly over the base of an 18cm cake tin with a removable base.
  • Cover and chill for 2 hours in the fridge.
  • When the can has finished boiling remove from the water and allow to cool.
  • When the can is cool to the touch, open and spread the caramelised condensed milk over the biscuit base.
  • Slice the bananas evenly and arrange over the caramel.
  • Whip the cream until it is just about stiff and spread on top of the bananas.
  • Sprinkle the crunchie bar over the top of the cream as artistically as you feel necessary!
  • Cover and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.


This recipe and many more are available in Donal's book, Kitchen Hero, published by Harper Collins.