There are a zillion banana pudding recipes in internet-land. I combined my favorite parts of each and came up with this one. I let the 11-year-old come up with the name, lol.
This was another winner for us. To show how far behind I am, this was actually my contribution to our Thanksgiving get-together. What little bit was leftover from dinner was scarfed down at breakfast the next morning. I think it's safe to say we'll be having this one again. ;-)
WORLD'S GREATEST NANA PUDDIN'
(luckymommyto2boys ~ Amy)
2 boxes Nilla Wafers
6-8 bananas, sliced
2 cups milk
1 (5 oz.) box French Vanilla pudding
1 (8 oz.) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 oz.) container frozen whipped topping thawed, or equal amount sweetened whipped cream
In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer.
Using a different bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together, and mix until smooth.
Line the bottom of a large trifle bowl with a layer (or two!) of cookies. Layer sliced bananas on top.
Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture.
Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended.
Line the bottom of a 13×9 inch inch dish with 1 bag of cookies and layer bananas on top.
Pour some of the mixture over the cookies and bananas and cover with another layer of cookies. Alternate layers until you get the top.
For garnish, crumble a few cookies and sprinkle on top.
Refrigerate until ready to serve.