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No Bake Banana Pudding Layer Dessert

THIS NO BAKE BANANA PUDDING LAYER DESSERT STARTS WITH A BUTTERY LAYER OF VANILLA WAFERS, IS TOPPED WITH A NO BAKE CHEESECAKE LAYER, NEXT IS BANANA PUDDING WITH REAL BANANAS, AND IS TOPPED OFF WITH WHIPPED TOPPING AND WAFER CRUMBS. IT IS SUCH AN EASY AND INEXPENSIVE DESSERT RECIPE!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Southern
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 12 -15 servings
Author Sarah Averett

Ingredients

  • 1 11 oz. box vanilla wafers
  • 1/2 cup salted butter melted
  • 1 8 oz block cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 3 & 1/4 cup + 2 TBSP milk
  • 4 whipped topping thawed and divided
  • 2 {3.4 oz.} instant banana pudding boxes
  • 2 ripe bananas sliced and halved

Instructions

  1. Finely crush the vanilla wafers with a food processor or rolling pin and Ziploc bag, then set 1/4 cup aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the crumbs and the melted butter, stirring well.
  3. Press the crust into a 9x13 inch baking dish. Place in the refrigerator to set.
  4. In a medium bowl, combine the cream cheese, sugar, and 2 TBSP milk. Mix well.
  5. Fold in 1 & 1/2 cups whipped topping.
  6. Spread the cream cheese layer over the crust layer and return to refrigerator.
  7. In a medium bowl, combine 3 & 1/4 cups milk with the 2 packages of banana pudding. Whisk until thickened. Add the banana slices and gently mix.
  8. Spread the pudding layer over the cream cheese layer and return to the refrigerator and let sit for 5 minutes.
  9. Spread the remaining whipped topping over the pudding layer.
  10. Top off the dessert with the 1/4 cup of vanilla wafer crumbs and enjoy.