Banana Pudding Squares

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Serves: 8
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35 nilla wafers, crushed
1/4 c margarine, melted (1/2 stick)
1 pkg philadelphia cream cheese, softened (8 oz.)
1/2 c powdered sugar
1 tub cool whip, thawed, divided (8 oz)
3 bananas
3 c milk cold
2 pkg jell-o vanilla flavor instant pudding (4-serving size each)
1/2 square of baker's semi-sweet baking chocolate, grated
jennifer said she shaved chocolate and white chocolate together on top. will have to try this. sounds good.
note: you can use whole nilla wafers or the crushed. i use both

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Betty Graves Recipe
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Germantown, TN (pop. 38,844)
Member Since Jul 2010
Betty's notes for this recipe:
This is not a dietetic recipe. You get the full flavors from all the ingredients. This recipe is a step up from the other banana pudding recipes. It is delicious and when served is pretty. My family enjoys it when I make this.
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The awesomeness of banana pudding and banana cream pie all wrapped up in a cute square package! Two thumbs up from this banana pudding lover.


COMBINE wafer crumbs and margarine; press firmly onto bottom of 9×13-inch dish. Refrigerate while preparing filling.
**I have to double the crust ingredients to get it to cover the bottom of a 9X13 pan
MIX cream cheese and sugar in medium bowl until well blended. Stir in 1-1/2 cups of the whipped topping; spread carefully onto crust. Set aside. Slice bananas and arrange over cream cheese mixture.
POUR milk into large bowl. Add dry pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 min. Spoon over bananas. Spread with remaining whipped topping; sprinkle with chocolate (optional.
**I haven’t put the chocolate on yet….I like to put a layer of Nilla Wafers on top or just leave the cool whip as the topping
Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving. Store leftovers in refrigerator (if there are any : )
When ready to serve cut into squares and put grated baking chocolate on top. (optional)

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user Sherri Logan Williams logansw - Apr 20, 2011
yumms the word!!! thanks for the recipe. i love banana pudding i'm gonna make this for my company thats coming in on friday.
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - May 11, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - May 11, 2011
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user Betty Graves ILUVSPICES - May 11, 2011
Thanks Sherri, I know your company will enjoy it.
user Janet Stone jstone - May 12, 2011
Tried it with Ghiradeli White Chocolate shaved on tope. Awesome!! Thanks for the recipe.

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