Fresh bananas, pudding and shortbread cookies come together in just a few minutes to form this delicious no-bake dessert guaranteed to please a crowd.
Best Ever Banana Pudding
Recipe from PaulaDeen.com
6-8 bananas, sliced
2 packages of Cheesman Cookies or Nilla Wafers 7.25 oz.
14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
8 oz. bar of cream cheese, softened
5 oz. package of Vanilla Instant Jell-O Pudding
2 cups milk
12 oz. whipped topping, or equivalent in whipped cream
Kitchen Equipment Needed:
9x13x2 baking dish
electric hand mixer
Directions: Start by placing cookies from one package at the bottom of pan. Place the sliced bananas on top of the cookies. With a hand mixer, beat together the vanilla pudding mix and milk. In another bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and sweetened condensed milk. Fold in whipped topping with cream cheese mixture and then fold that in with the vanilla pudding. Pour mixture all over the bananas and smooth out until even. Place the second box of cookies on the top. Chill for a few hours until ready to serve. Serves about 12.
Tip: Before you start, open both packages of cookies and use any broken cookies on the bottom layer – save the pretty cookies for the top!
I love how this tastes after it has been in the fridge because the shortbread cookies soften – it’s almost like refrigerator cake. We recently made this for my daughter’s birthday because she LOVES bananas. It was such a big hit! Enjoy!
Written by Lina for Hip2Save. Lina is a proud mom of 2 small kids who loves photography, all holidays, cooking, thrift store makeovers, bargain shopping, and DIY makeovers. Her goal is to create a beautiful life and stylish home on a dime! To see all of Lina’s DIY/Crafts created just for Hip2Save, click here.