Thursday, December 19, 2013

Paula Deen's Not Yo Mama's Banana Pudding

In our house, it's all about desserts. We just really love sweets.... too much. Around Christmas, this problem is magnified like crazy because Christmas & food go together like PB &J. Today I'm sharing a recipe with you that was introduced to me by a woman I work with. I did not make this up, I didn't even tweak it in any way possible... it's just that good on its own. I'm sharing it with you to also introduce you to the magic. No matter your feelings on Paula Deen, she got it right on this one. SO GOOD.

This recipe is EASY... it requires no baking and only takes about 10 min total to put it together. Here is a link to the original recipe.

-2 packages Pepperidge Farm Chessman cookies
-6 bananas thinly sliced
-2 cups milk
-1 box (about 5 oz.) instant Vanilla pudding
-1 package Cream Cheese (or Neufchatel cheese)
-1 can (14 oz.) sweetened condensed milk
-1 large container (12 oz.) Cool Whip

To make this delectable dessert, get a 13 x 9 pan and line the bottom of it with the Chessman cookies. This should use almost the whole first package (I forgot to take a picture of this part...). Sprinkle your bananas over your cookies and set your pan aside.

Next, combine milk and pudding mix in a bowl and beat with an electric mixer. In another bowl, combine cream cheese and condensed milk and stir together until smooth. Fold your cool whip into the cream cheese mixture, be careful not to stir to much! Now add your cream cheese mixture and pudding mixture together and then pour over the top of your bananas and cookies.

Finally, top your pudding with your remaining Chessman cookies.

See? Easy peasy.

The cookies on top make the dessert look pretty AND it makes it easier to serve because you can just cut the sections around the cookies.

I hope you enjoy this dessert as much as we have! I have made it about 5-6 times in the last couple months for various events we attend. It's always a hit!

Everybody say "Thanks Paula!"


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