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banana cream pie bars

(3 ratings)
Recipe by
Fran Miller
Parkersburg, WV

An easy recipe for those who love Banana Cream Pie! If you don't like nuts, just add another 1/2 cup of vanilla wafer crumbs to the crust mixture. =^..^=

(3 ratings)
yield 8 -12+, depending on serving size
prep time 15 Min
cook time 10 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For banana cream pie bars

  • 1 1/2 c
    crushed vanilla wafers (about 50)
  • 1/2 c
    chopped pecans (or another 1/2 cup of vanilla wafer crumbs)
  • 1/3 c
    melted butter or margarine
  • 3
    bananas, sliced
  • 3 c
    cold milk
  • 2 pkg
    instant vanilla pudding (4 serving size each)
  • some
    whipped cream or cool whip

How To Make banana cream pie bars

  • 1
    Preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
  • 2
    Mix wafer crumbs, pecan pieces, and butter in a 13 x 9" baking dish. Press firmly onto the bottom of the dish.
  • 3
    Bake the crust for about 8 minutes at 325 degrees F. Cool 10 minutes or so.
  • 4
    Top crust with banana slices.
  • 5
    Pour milk into a large bowl and add dry pudding mixes. Beat with a wire whisk 2 minutes, or until well blended. Spoon 2 cups of pudding over the banana layer.
  • 6
    Gently blend 1 cup of whipped cream into the remaining pudding and spoon over the pie bars.
  • 7
    Top with the remaining Cool Whip, if that's what you're using. If you have whipped cream, wait to top until serving time.
  • 8
    Refrigerate for 3 hours before serving. Store any leftovers in the refrigerator.