Place sugar, cornstarch, and salt in saucepan, and gradually whisk in coconut milk. Bring mixture to a boil over medium-low heat. Cook 5-10 minutes, or until thickened, whisking constantly. Turn off heat, stir in vanilla, then banana slices.
Line bottom of 11- x 7-inch baking dish with 24 cookies. Spread hot pudding over top, making sure bananas are submerged to prevent browning. Top with remaining 24 cookies, cover with plastic wrap, and cool. Refrigerate until cold. Top with whipped topping (if using).
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1″ pieces
Freshly ground black pepper
1 red bell pepper, chopped
3/4 c. canned pineapple juice
1/4 c. low-sodium soy sauce
1/4 c. brown sugar
2 tbsp. hoisin sauce
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 jalapeño, minced (seeded if desired)
2 tsp. cornstarch
1 c. pineapple chunks
1/4 c. cashews
Sliced green onions, for serving
Cooked white rice, for serving
Lime wedges, for serving
In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat oil. Season chicken with salt and pepper and cook, turning occasionally, until golden, 5 minutes. Stir in bell pepper and cook until just tender, 3 minutes more.
Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, combine pineapple juice, soy sauce, brown sugar, hoisin sauce, garlic, and jalapeño and bring to a simmer. Make a slurry: In a small bowl whisk together 2 tsp. water and cornstarch until combined, then whisk into saucepan. Cook until thickened, about 5 minutes.
Pour sauce over chicken and let simmer 3 minutes. Stir in pineapple and cashews.
Garnish with green onions and serve with rice and lime.