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banana bliss squares

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Melissa Snow
Hillsboro, OR

A friend of mine shared this recipe with me and it has become a new favorite. I even changed the name of the dessert. What's nice about this dessert is that you can make it even more figure friendly by using non-fat , low-fat, and sugar-free ingredients.

(2 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
method Refrigerate/Freeze

Ingredients For banana bliss squares

  • 1 1/2 stick
    chilled butter
  • 1 1/2 c
    all-purpose flour
  • 1 c
    chopped pecans (i used walnuts)
  • 8 oz
    pkg cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    confectioners' sugar
  • 16 oz
    container cool whip or other frozen whipped topping
  • 2
    4 serving pkgs banana instant pudding and pie filling
  • 3 c
  • 4
    ripe bananas (i only used 3)

How To Make banana bliss squares

  • 1
    Coat a 9x13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • 2
    With a pastry blender, cut the butter and flour until mixture is crumbly. Add 1/2 C of the pecans and mix well. Press mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 15 minutes or until the crust is a light golden color. Remove from the oven and let the crust cool completely.
  • 3
    In a mixing bowl, beat together the cream cheese and confectioners' sugar with an electric beater on medium speed until well combined. Add half of the whipped topping; mix well. Spread over cooled crust with a spatula.
  • 4
    Cut bananas into thin slices and arrange them in a single layer over the cream cheese layer.
  • 5
    In a mixing bowl, combine pudding mix and milk with an electric beater on medium speed. Beat until the mixture looks like pudding. Spoon the pudding over the bananas and spread with a spatula. Top with the remaining whipped topping and sprinkle the remaining nuts on top. Cover and chill in the refrigerator for at least a hour.

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