Sunday, January 09, 2011

Best Banana Pudding EVER

Take a tiny break from your diet and give this a go. I promise it’s worth ALL the calories and hours you’ll need to spend at the gym to make up for it! It’s a little piece of heaven right on your plate!


IMG_9762-editI made this for dessert on Christmas, hence the tree in the background.


  • 2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies
  • 6 to 8 bananas, sliced
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 (5-ounce) box instant French vanilla pudding
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping thawed, or equal amount sweetened whipped cream


Line the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch dish with 1 bag of cookies and layer bananas on top.

In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer. Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth. Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended. Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas and cover with the remaining cookies. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

It needs time to setup so it’s best if you make it the night before and top it with Chessmen cookies before you serve.

-The measurements are not exactly per box/container size. If you want a more traditional banana pudding consistency use 1 box small box of pudding, 1 container of whipped topping. It taste great this way but it’s not the true nature of the recipe. I’ve tried it both ways and I like the exact measurements of the recipe the best but could see how this could be too rich for some.  

-I you want a more moosie (yes I made that up) dense consistency make sure to follow the recipe exactly! You’ll have extra pudding and whip topping left over. 

-It makes a HUGE serving so be prepared to share unless you have a family of 15!

I found this recipe HERE


  1. This is the best! One of co-workers makes it and brings it to the office about once a year - LOVE it!!!

  2. That looks amazing!!! How can you go wrong if it has Pepperidge Farm in it? ;)

  3. Sounds so yummy! Thanks for sharing.

  4. I have tried a recipe similar to this and sheesh was it delish!!! LOVE banana pudding for sure!

  5. It looks yummy, but I'm spoiled when it comes to Banana Pudding. I prefer the homemade kind as opposed to the box.
    I will definitely have to try the Pepperidge Farm cookines in stead of vanilla wafers next time though.

  6. I don't know if I should thank you or not. My neighbors in AZ used to make this and it is SO good. But it is the new year and I SO should not be making this!

    It looks great though!

  7. Yum. That looks amazing. I'm too scared to make it though, I'm worried I'd eat the whole thing!

  8. WOW! I love me some Paula Deen and banana pudding, thanks for sharing cant wait to try this!!

  9. This looks fab! Might just have to have this on our cheat night! The hubs loves pudding, so thank you!

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  11. Thank you Thank you for I had this recipe and lost it. Thank you for it again. Oh, it is absolutely delicious.

  12. I'm trying this for thanksgiving thank you so much!

  13. Can this be placed in the oven by any chance?


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