Betta-Than-Yo-Mama's Banana Pudding

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1 large frozen loaf poundcake, thawed, and cut into cubes
8 ripe bananas, sliced
1 bag of pecan sandies, coarsely crumbled
5 oz box instant pudding mix, cheesecake or vanilla flavor
2 c milk
14 oz can sweetened condensed milk
8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
12 oz tub whipped topping, thawed

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Tami Hunter-Neal Recipe
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Oakland, CA (pop. 390,724)
Member Since Nov 2011
Tami's notes for this recipe:
This is a variation on a recipe I got a few years ago off of Paula Deen's show "Paula's Home Cooking". Paula used a very well known brand of chessmen shortbread cookies in hers. Well, one day I had a craving for this rich dessert, but I didn't have any of those cookies on hand. What I DID have was some leftover poundcake I'd baked earlier in the week, and some pecan sandies!! So, using what I had, I came up with this version. After trying it out on family, friends, and co-workers, they told me they like this rendition MUCH better. Hope you like it too!!! Enjoy!
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In a bowl, combine the milk and the pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer until slightly thickened. The pudding will continue to thicken as it sets up. In another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth and creamy.
Fold the thawed whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended. Now the fun part! Dump the bananas, the pound cake, and half of the crumbled cookies into the cream cheese/pudding mixture. No need for all the fussy layering - just dump everyone into the pool!
Now, spread the mixture into the baking dish, and cover the top with the remaining crumbled cookies. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


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user Karen McCall Karen62 - Nov 12, 2011
Oh my goodness - this sounds divine!!! This is DEFINITELY going on my Thanksgiving dessert list!
user Tami Hunter-Neal iamthecupcakelady - Nov 30, 2011
Hi Karen! I hope you made this for Thanksgiving - I did!!! It was totally gone by the next morning!!!
user Karen McCall Karen62 - Dec 1, 2011
Oh, I did and it was "Hoovered" up, lol. I've been "told" that I'm bringing it to my daughter in law's for Christmas dinner *grin*. Thanks for sharing the recipe because you made me a star!
user Tami Hunter-Neal iamthecupcakelady - Dec 4, 2011
You are most welcome, Karen!!! But I have a feeling you were already a star in your own right!!! I'm taking your recipe for "Pretzel Dip" to a potluck at work on Wednesday - already tried it for myself this morning.....YUMM-O!!!!! So, I hope you and your family enjoy that CHristmas dinner! Take care!
user Tami Hunter-Neal iamthecupcakelady - Sep 14, 2013
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