Monday, January 26, 2009

Banana Cream Dessert

This is one of my relatively new favorite desserts. Banana cream pie has always been a favorite and this is way easier and every bit as good in my opinion (a little bit richer).

Sunday Desserts 003

1 and 1/2 c. graham cracker crumbs
1/3 c. melted butter or margarine
3 T. sugar
1 c. powdered sugar
8 oz. pkg. cream cheese
12 oz. Cool Whip
4 bananas
2 (3.4 oz.) boxes instant vanilla pudding
3 c. milk

Stir together crust ingredients and press into a 9 x 13 pan. Cook at 350 degrees for 5-10 minutes (I usually do about 8). Cool.

Mix together in a bowl (using a mixer) powdered sugar, cream cheese, and 9 oz. of the cool whip. Spread over crust. Cover with sliced bananas.

Mix 2 boxes of pudding with milk for a couple minutes and spread over bananas. Spread the rest of the cool whip on top of that. Refrigerate.

*I found this recipe here at and then I changed it a bit. It called for a crust made of butter and flour and I prefer graham cracker crust. Also, I usually let the pudding layer set up for a little bit in the fridge before spreading the cool whip on top.
*It doesn't need very long to set up, but I usually refrigerate it for an hour before serving it (it probably doesn't even need that long).


Jennie said...

Yum! Oh, I'm so excited to try this one!

Kendra said...

That dessert looks soooo good! Thanks for sharing! :)

Jennie said...

Yeah so, I definitely couldn't wait to make this. :) I made it last night for FHE. I did a half-recipe so that we wouldn't eat that whole thing just the two of us.

It was so yummy! The only thing I messed up on was not softening the cream cheese before using it. The cheesecake-type layer ended up a tad lumpy. :( Oh well, you live and learn!