Friday, October 4, 2013

'BOO'-nana Puddin'

It's 'BOO'-nana puddin' time! Rednexx Man loves his 'nana puddin' & when a friend mentioned they haven't had mine in a long time, I thought it was a good enough reason to get in the kitchen this morning. One container for Rednexx Man to take to work tonight, one for the house & one to share....yep, I do believe we have some happy campers!

I adapted the recipe from Paula Deen's version, which I tried years ago and absolutely loved. But I will warn you ahead of time....this is a very rich recipe, so be prepared to be indulged by it's creamy heavenly-ness. 
'BOO'-nana Puddin'
1 box Nilla wafer cookies; set aside 5-10 cookies
4 very ripe bananas; sliced moderately thin & separated
4 cups milk
2 (6.8 oz) boxes banana cream instant pudding mix
2 (8 oz) packages cream cheese, softened & cut into cubes
2 (12 oz) cans sweetened condensed milk
1 large family size container cool whip; semi thawed

In a large mixing bowl combine milk, pudding mix, cream cheese and condensed milk. Mix until well blended & smooth. Fold the cool whip into the pudding mixture. Set aside.

Place a layer of cookies in the bottom of a large round casserole dish, bowl or other type serving container. Next layer some of the sliced bananas atop the cookies. Spoon a good amount of pudding mix over the bananas. Spread evenly. Repeat layers ending with a final layer of pudding. Garnish with wafer cookies that have been set aside. Cover and place in refrigerator to chill until ready to serve.
This makes a large amount so you will need to use either a very large, deep container or divide it amongst a few containers as shown in the photo. 

Click HERE for printable recipe

**Recipe adapted from Paula Deen

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