Friday, July 29, 2011


I haven't posted a recipe on my blog for a while, but I had to share this one!! Last weekend my husband smoked ribs and brisket and what better to go with BBQ than banana pudding? I found this recipe from Paula Deen and it was the best banana pudding I have ever had!


Instead of using vanilla wafers, the recipe calls for these Pepperidge Farms Chessmen cookies.

It was so easy, and my husband and I kept going back every single night for more until the bananas were too rotten to eat (the recipe makes a TON).

Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding


* 2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies
* 6 to 8 bananas, sliced
* 2 cups milk
* 1 (5-ounce) box instant French vanilla pudding
* 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
* 1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk
* 1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping thawed, or equal amount sweetened whipped cream


Line the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-inch dish with 1 bag of cookies and layer bananas on top.

In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer. Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth. Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended. Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas and cover with the remaining cookies. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


  1. Best Banana Pudding recipe Ever!

  2. My mother-in-law made this not too long ago and I agree - it was to die for!  I've been baking my ripe bananas into muffins and cupcakes lately when I should be slicing and freezing them for smoothies.  Maybe I need to put this pudding on my radar...

  3. I usually find Paula Dean too annoying to use her recipes but I have to admit, this one does sound delicious! 

  4. RealHousewivesofPWCounty.comJuly 29, 2011 at 9:49 AM

    funny to say since it's not yo momma's b.p., but my mom made this a few years ago and i loooooooooooooooved it.  such a great pic. enjoy your weekend

  5. i make this same one and it is amazing!

  6. i am SUCH a sucker for banana pudding, and have a recipe that i use that it pretty darn great, but *HELLO! pepperidge farm chessman cookies?? get out of here. now i HAVE to make this. it will be worth the 3 pounds i gain while eating it!

  7. i had not had banana pudding in about 20 years and when i was in dallas this past weekend it was at 2 parties we went to. and of course i indulged in it both nights. i had forgotten how yummy it is! i'll have to print this one. thanks. pam

  8. This is the BEST banana pudding!  It's a favorite of ours!

  9. Oh boy, I am also a total sucker for banana pudding! I've never tried it! I'll post on my blog and let you know if I make this happen :)


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  10. You and Casa Brasi have 2 postings alike-banana pudding and painted interior doors!

  11. LOVE this recipe!!! I've been making this for years and it is so easy-and so insanely good....thanks for reminding me of the deliciousness:)  Prefect summer dessert!

  12. The food was delicious! Thanks for hosting and this banana pudding was exceptionally yummy. I'll be making it soon. 

  13. My pudding was soupy I think a whole can of conden milk made it soupy. Next time I will prb use 1/4 of a can.


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