Did your Mom make banana pudding a lot when you were growing up? It was one of my favorite desserts as a kid. I loved the pudding with bananas and cookies.I still like the dessert but I never think to make it. When I saw this recipe, it did remind me of the childhood dessert but revised. The original recipe calls for honey grahams but I had to go with the Nilla wafers.
Banana split "cake"
1 1/2 cups Nilla wafer cookies, crushed
1/8 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
2 packages (8oz.) cream cheese, softened
1 1/2 cup sugar
1 (20 oz.) can crushed pineapple in juice, drained
4 bananas, sliced thinly
2 packages (3.4 oz) vanilla flavor instant pudding
2 cups cold milk
2 cups Cool Whip Whipped Topping, thawed
2 bananas, for garnish
- In a medium bowl, mix the cookies, sugar, and butter.
- Press the cookie mixture into a 13x9 or other desired pan.
- Freeze for 10 minutes.
- In a large bowl, beat the cream cheese with the sugar.
- Carefully, spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the cookie layer.
- Top the cream cheese with the pineapple.
- Top the pineapple with the sliced bananas.
- Beat the pudding mixes and milk with a whisk for about two minutes.
- Fold in 1 cup of Cool Whip.
- Spread the pudding mixture on top of the banana layer.
- Top the pudding mixture with the remaining Cool Whip.
- Refrigerate for at least 5 hours or overnight.
- Before serving, top the dessert with slices of bananas.
Did you already know...
-Nilla wafers are made by Nabisco.
-In 2000, Kraft food acquired Nabisco.
-Kraft food has over 100,000 employees worldwide.
-45% of the employees are women.