Monday, February 6, 2012

Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding

Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding (Recipe courtesy Paula Deen)

We were served this banana pudding at a church meal and given this recipe.  We've made it only a couple of times, but it is really yummy.

1 box [Nilla Waffers]
6-8 bananas, sliced
2 cups milk
1 (5 oz) box instant French vanilla pudding
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 oz) container frozen whipped topping, thawed, or equal amount sweetened whipped cream.

Line the bottom of a 9x13x2 inch with most of the 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.