Musings of a Museum Fanatic: Banana Cream Layered Dessert

5.22.2013

Banana Cream Layered Dessert


Over the weekend Kevin and I had dinner with my parents and my brother.  Mom tops over a great chicken dinner with this fabulous dessert.  I have a Gamma Phi Beta Alumnae potluck tonight so I decided this would be a great one to bring with.  It was so light and cool, just totally hit the spot. 

I called mom up while I was at the grocery store last night because of course I'm just behind on everything this week, to get the ingredients.  While she was giving them to me she actually confessed that it was a Kraft recipe that she had altered.  Between talking with her and looking at the link she sent me we realized how amazingly versatile this recipe could get.  The original calls for all chocolate but mom did golden Oreos with banana pudding.  You could do peanut butter Oreos or Nutterbutters with chocolate pudding or it just occurred to me mint Oreo with chocolate pudding.  The combinations are ENDLESS!


Ingredients:
35 Golden Oreos
6 Tbsp. Butter, melted
1/4 C. sugar
1 (8oz.) package 1/3 fat cream cheese, softened
2 Tbsp. cold skim milk 
1 tub (12 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
2 (3.9oz.) packages Banana sugar free instant pudding
3 1/4 C. cold skim milk

Directions:
1. Crush up cookies in Manual Food Processor. You can crush it up finely or I chose to do it a mixture of fine and smaller chunks.  I like the texture of some larger pieces.


2.  Transfer to Mixing Bowl and add butter.  Mix until combined then press into bottom of 9x13 pan.**  Refrigerate until you're ready to add the next layer.

3.  Mix together sugar, cream cheese and 2 Tbsp. cold milk until smooth and combined.


4.  Add Cool Whip to the mixture until combined.  Then spread over the crust.  I needed to put the mixture back in the fridge since my kitchen gets so insanely warm so you might want to do the same!

5.  Combined pudding and 3 1/4 C. cold milk according to package directions.  Then let pudding set for about 5 minutes until it is thick.


6.  Spread pudding over the first two layers then finish off the dish with the remaining Cool Whip.  The refrigerate for at least four hours.          






















I will be sure to get a photo of a piece when I enjoy it at tonight's potluck!! Enjoy!
  






3 comments

  1. Oooh this sounds good! Did you crush the cookies with the filling in them?

    xo,
    Jan Loves

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  2. Oo that's like, really easy! Make this for me next time, k? Thanks.

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