Saturday, January 26, 2013

The Best Banana Pudding!

Happy Weekend Friends,
This time of year we are celebrating Black History in class. As we wrap up our unit, we always have a school wide program to celebrate the people who contributed to Black History. Not only do I love teaching Black History and Diversity in class but I especially love bringing something for the "after" celebration for this event. One year I was asked to bring banana pudding. I was lucky enough to find this recipe from Paula Deen. I never expected this recipe to take on a life of its own but it sure has. Once you taste it you will know why! I have been asked to make this recipe more times than I can count and I always am happy to do it. Usually when I am making it it is a Thursday night and I am rushing around trying to get it ready for Friday. And I always try to take a small moment and remember the good times and celebrations that this one recipe has given to me. It has a rich history deep within my favorite place in my kitchen.
1 12-ounce container frozen whipped topping thawed
1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
1 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened
2 cups milk
1 5-ounce box instant vanilla pudding
6-8 bananas, sliced
2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies
Line the bottom of a 13x9x2-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.
Recipe courtesy Paula Deen
Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 30 min
Cook Time: n/a
Difficulty: Easy
What I love about this recipe is that it is easy and you can change some of the ingredients for a slightly different flavor and you can modify the fat and sugar content with product substitutions. And I love that you can transport this recipe in a Pyrex insulated carry all.
So now you know what I am bringing to help celebrate Black History and I am sure that there won't be any leftovers!

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I love Paula Deen's recipes!!! And I've made this one before. Yummy!!

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