Photo: Oxmoor House
Prep Time
10 Mins
6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/2 cups)

Perfect for the crowd at your next picnic, this recipe is a light twist on traditional banana pudding. Convenience items like whipped topping and instant pudding make prep quick and easy. Add a single layer of sliced strawberries to the top for a burst of antioxidants and bright color and flavor.

How to Make It

Combine pudding mix and milk in a small bowl; stir with a whisk until smooth. Fold whipped topping into pudding mixture. Fold in bananas. Layer 3/4 cup cookies in bottom of an 8-inch square baking dish. Spread half of pudding mixture over cookies. Repeat procedure with remaining cookies and pudding mixture. Top with strawberries. Serve immediately, or cover and chill.

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Ratings & Reviews

KaraF1982's Review

July 15, 2012
Great recipe. Made this the night before our son's 3rd bday party since he doesn't like cake. Kids and adults devoured it! The cookies were soft but the bananas hadn't gone brown yet. The third day however, the bananas were brown and not very appealing. The 10 minute prep time is a bit deceiving, this took about 20 minutes to prepare with all the cutting.

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gmac90's Review

April 22, 2013
This recipe is DELICIOUS!! It's a very light dessert so it's perfect to have after a rich meal. My boyfriend even said it was the best dessert I had made for him yet!


April 20, 2013

Reg1003's Review

April 09, 2013
A HUGE hit on Easter! Maybe everyone was in the mood for something non-chocolate! It was a refreshing dessert. We made with cookies & cream pudding - because that's what we had at home. Highly recommend.....

anilsson's Review

February 17, 2013
This was WONDERFUL!!! I made it for my 5-year old twin sons, who are big banana fans, after they saw the recipe come across my email and asked for it for Valentine's Day. I am not personally a big fan of bananas, pudding, or vanilla wafers, so really I was JUST making it for them, and to my utter shock, it was delicious! And my husband thought so, too. My kids are allergic to high fructose corn syrup, so we replaced the 8 oz Cool Whip with a mixture of 1 1/2 cups heavy cream, 3 Tbsp. powdered sugar, and 1 1/2 Tbsp powdered milk (stabilizes the whipped cream so it holds its fluff like Cool Whip), and used organic Vanilla Wafers; otherwise made as written. It was truly wonderful and we will be making this again. Total comfort food.

NiceFluffy's Review

August 11, 2014

patriotshak's Review

May 02, 2011
This is a really easy, really tasty desert! I used French Vanilla pudding mix and regular sized Nilla Wafers and was sure to cover the bottom of the dish with the cookies and the second cookie layer. I let it sit in the fridge for few hours to soften the cookies (which still added some crunch). SO addictive! I will be making this ALL summer!

MEXTEX09's Review

February 13, 2010
Very Very Good. I added a few drops of strawberry extract to give it more of a strawberry flavor. Also used cheesecake instant pudding instead of vanilla. Delicious. This is a keeper.