Friday, June 20, 2008

Paula Deen's Best Ever Banana Pudding

My sister made this recipe for us when we were visiting last summer. We Love it.
2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies
3-4 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. I used all the "lite" version of the ingredients to lower the calories a bit- turns out great! You can find the original recipe here


wende said...

ok, seriously, i was almost hoping you wouldn't post this recipe! holy crap, i was SICK the other night from eating so much of it. i'm not a huge banana girl, but OH MY GOSH, this stuff was straight from heaven! i'm afraid to know how to make it, i think i'm capable of downing a whole pan!

thanks for sharing - i think!

Kristy said...

I am excited to try this recipe. I am going to have Kelly pick up cookies next time he goes to Logan!!! YUM!

Karrie said...

I loved this dessert...I'm the worst at cooking during summer...I'v got to try this one though...were do you get the cookies? LMK

patsy said...

The cookies are easy to find anywhere that sells pepperage farm cookies- target, albertson's, wherever- they are in the same white bags as the milanos.

Janae said...

I am so excited you added this one! Thank you, I am making it for my dad's b-day for sure! He will be in heaven:)

wende said...

i have made this TWICE since the community council dinner - it has been a huge hit both places! thanks for sharing...i think!