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dessert in a jar

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a recipe by
Teri Roegge
Hendersonville, NC

I am a think outside the box kind of person and wanted to come up with a dessert for my card club that would be different and unexpected. It was going to be one of the club member's birthday and I knew she liked peanut butter, white chocolate and bananas. I wanted to come up with something that included all three.

★★★★★ 1
serves 8 - 8 ounce
prep time 6 Hr

Ingredients For dessert in a jar

  • 2 c
    vanilla sandwich cookies (crushed)
  • 1 stick
    butter, melted
  • 1 tsp
    banana extract
  • 2
    bananas, sliced
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese, soften
  • 1/2 c
    peanut butter, crunchy
  • 1 c
    powdered sugar
  • 8 oz
    cool whip
  • 3/4 c
    vanilla or white chocolate chips
  • 1 box
    white chocolate instant pudding (3 oz.)
  • 1 c
  • 8 oz
    cool whip

How To Make dessert in a jar

  • 1
    For the crust: Add the banana extract to the melted butter, then add the flavored butter to the crumbs and mix well. Press 2T. of crumbs into the bottom of 8 - 8oz jars. and top with banana slices and set aside.
  • 2
    For the filling: Mix the cream cheese, peanut butter, and sugar together until well blended. Fold in cool whip and chips. Divide mixture among the 8 jars over the bananas. There may be some left over depending on the height of jar and set aside.
  • 3
    Topping: Mix the instant pudding and cold milk together until well blended and refrigerate until set. Once set fold in the cool whip and scoop mixture over the filling in the jars. Refrigerate for 2 to 4 hrs. I topped each with some finely chopped dry roasted peanuts