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Banana Pudding Dessert

kelsey
This cool and creamy Banana Pudding Dessert is simple to put together and ‘oh so delicious!  Make in a square pan or easily double for a 9x13 dessert and get ready to be the talk of the party!
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Cool Time 1 hr
Course Dessert
Servings 16

Ingredients
  

Crust

  • 1 c vanilla wafer crumbs (or graham cracker crumbs)
  • 2 tablespoon sugar
  • 2 tablespoon butter melted

Cream Cheese Layer

  • 8 oz cream cheese
  • 1 c powdered sugar
  • 1 8 oz tub whipped cream thawed; divided
  • 2 large bananas

Pudding Layer

  • 2 c milk
  • 4 egg yolks
  • c sugar
  • ¼ c cornstarch
  • teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon butter
  • ½ c vanilla wafers or graham crackers
  • banana for garnish, if desired
  • vanilla wafer (or graham cracker) crumbs for garnish, if desired

Instructions
 

Crust

  • Combine the vanilla wafer crumbs (or graham cracker crumbs) with the 2 tablespoon sugar and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a pan. (8x8, 9x9, or 8x11 will work!) Set aside.

Cream Cheese Layer

  • In a stand mixer, whip the cream cheese for 30 seconds or until smooth.
  • Add the powdered sugar and 1 cup of the whipped cream (save the rest for the top layer!); mix until smooth.
  • Dollop the mixture over the crust layer (lots of little scoops will work best!). Carefully spread until smooth.
  • Slice the two bananas and arrange them over the cream cheese mixture.

Pudding Layer

  • Add the milk, egg yolks, ⅔ c sugar, corn starch and salt into a large microwave-safe glass bowl. Use a whisk to blend vigorously for 30 seconds.
  • Cook in the microwave on HIGH for 5-7 minutes, whisking well after each minute.
  • After 4 minutes, whisk every 30 seconds.
  • Once it begins to thicken, make sure to whisk it vigorously to smooth it out.
  • Once it's thick like a pudding should be, it's done cooking.
  • Stir in the vanilla and butter, until the butter is completely melted.
  • Press plastic wrap over the surface to prevent a skin from forming. Let cool in the fridge (or in an ice bath if you're in a hurry!).
  • Once the pudding is cool, spread it over the cream cheese and banana layer.
  • Arrange the vanilla wafers (or graham crackers) over the pudding and return to the refrigerator.

Whipped Topping & Garnishes

  • Spread the remaining whipped topping over the wafers.
  • When ready to serve, sprinkle a chopped banana and crushed wafers (or graham crackers) on top!
Keyword banana pudding, no bake
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