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banana pudding squares

(51 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Betty Graves
Germantown, TN

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.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This recipe has the awesomeness of banana pudding and banana cream pie all wrapped up in a cute square package! It's a delicious no-bake dessert. The layers of vanilla wafers, bananas, pudding, and whipped topping are arranged in nice even layers so they can be cut into squares for easy serving. Easy to make, you'll want seconds of this treat.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(51 ratings)
yield 8 serving(s)
prep time 30 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For banana pudding squares

  • 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 pkg
    Cool Whip, thawed, divided (16 oz)
  • 3
  • 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

How To Make banana pudding squares

Test Kitchen Tips
We would definitely recommend doubling the crust recipe. We were able to press it into a 9x13 pan, but the layer is thin.
  • Stirring together wafer crumbs and melted butter.
    Combine wafer crumbs and margarine.
  • Pressing crust into the pan.
    Press firmly onto the bottom of the 9×13-inch dish. Refrigerate while preparing the filling. **If you want a thicker crust, double the crust ingredients to get it to easily cover the bottom of a 9X13 pan.
  • Mixing together cream cheese and sugar.
    Mix cream cheese and sugar in a medium bowl until well blended.
  • Stirring in whipped topping.
    Stir in 1-1/2 cups of the whipped topping. Spread carefully onto crust. Set aside.
  • Pouring milk into a bowl.
    Pour milk into a large bowl.
  • Adding pudding mix to the milk and whisking.
    Add dry pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisk 2 min.
  • Bananas arranged over cream cheese layer.
    Slice bananas and arrange over cream cheese mixture.
  • Spreading pudding mixture on top of bananas.
    Spoon pudding over bananas.
  • Remaining whipped topping spread on top of the pudding.
    Spread with remaining whipped topping;
  • Grating chocolate on top of the whipped topping.
    Sprinkle with chocolate. You can also skip the chocolate and put a layer of Nilla wafers on top or just leave the Cool Whip as the topping.
  • Layers of the Banana Pudding Squares.
    Refrigerate at least 3 hours before serving. When ready to serve cut into squares. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.