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Shortcut Nutter Butter®-Banana Pudding Trifle

Prep time 35 mins
Stand time 35 mins
Chill time 2 hrs
Yield Makes 8 to 10 servings
The pudding has thickened enough when a distinct trail is left in the mixture when you stir with a spoon. The cookies will soften the longer the dessert chills.

Ingredients

  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 (3.4-oz.) packages vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 (8-oz.) container sour cream
  • 5 medium-size ripe bananas
  • 1 (1-lb.) package peanut butter sandwich cookies
  • 2 cups thawed extra creamy whipped topping
  • Garnishes: peanut butter sandwich cookies, dried banana chips, fresh mint sprigs

How to Make It

  1. Place 3 cups milk and vanilla in large bowl; add vanilla instant pudding mix. Beat with an electric mixer at medium speed 2 minutes or until thickened; let stand 5 minutes. Stir in sour cream.

  2. Fill a large bowl with ice. Place bowl in ice, and let stand, stirring occasionally, 30 minutes or until mixture is thoroughly chilled.

  3. Meanwhile, cut bananas into 1/4-inch slices. Break cookies into thirds.

  4. Spoon half of pudding mixture into a 3-qt. bowl or pitcher. Top with bananas and cookies. Spoon remaining pudding mixture over bananas and cookies. Top with whipped topping. Cover and chill 2 to 24 hours. Garnish, if desired.

  5. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Nabisco Nutter Butter® Sandwich Cookies. For photography, we divided mixture between 2 (1 1/2- to 2-qt.) wide-mouthed pitchers.

  6. Note: For testing purposes only, we used Jell-O Vanilla Instant Pudding and Pie Filling and Cool Whip Extra Creamy.