If you’re looking for an easy dessert that you can make, this banana pudding recipe is perfect for you! This banana pudding recipe only has five ingredients and takes less than 20 minutes to make.
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Banana Pudding Ingredients
- banana pudding mix
- whipped topping
- vanilla wafer cookies
Banana Pudding Instructions
You can make this banana pudding recipe all in one container, or if you are looking to do something a little fancier, you can make the pudding into little parfaits. We are including pictures of this recipe prepared both ways.
Step 1: Make the pudding
Follow the directions on the banana pudding boxes.
We used 4 cups of milk for the 2 boxes of banana pudding. Do whatever the instructions tell you to do.
After you mix the banana pudding mix with the milk, you need to refrigerate the pudding for 5 to 10 minutes. You want it to be thicker, but not too thick.
Step 2: Put a layer of vanilla wafers
If you are making a whole container of banana pudding, create a layer of vanilla wafer cookies on the bottom.
If you are making this banana pudding recipe into parfaits, you will want to put one or two cookies in the bottom of each cup (it will make approximately 8 cups).
You could crush up the cookies in the bottom of the cup, but it will probably get soggy faster.
Step 3: Add a layer of pudding
Cover your cookies completely with the pudding.
If you’re making parfaits, just add a little bit of pudding to cover up your cookies.
Step 4: Slice and add bananas
Cut up your bananas into slices.
Layer your bananas over all the pudding. You can save a few slices for the top if you would like.
If you are making parfaits, add a few slices on top of the pudding.
Step 5: Add whipped topping & serve!
The last step is to add whipped topping all over the bananas.
You can also add more cookies and banana slices to the top.
For parfaits, you will add a layer of whipped topping.
Then, you will repeat your layers until you have three layers of each item.
Serve cold and refrigerate leftovers.
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Banana Pudding Recipe
- 1/2 box vanilla wafer cookies
- 2 3.4 ounce boxes banana pudding mix
- milk (see pudding mix requirements)
- 4 ounces whipped topping
- 2 bananas (sliced)
- Make up the pudding according to the directions on the box. For both boxes together, ours required 4 cups of milk.
- Put the pudding in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes. You want it to thicken up a little bit.
- Spread a layer of vanilla wafer cookies on the bottom of your container.
- Add the pudding on top of the cookies.
- Slice up your bananas and spread them on top of the pudding.
- Add the whipped topping on top of the bananas.
- (Optional): Add more cookies and bananas on top.
- Serve cold. Refrigerate any leftovers.