Sunday, June 8, 2008

Not Yo Mama's Banana Pudding

This is my first "My Girl Paula Post". The recipe chosen for this week's challenge was Not Yo Mama's Banana Pudding. I have made this recipe before and absolutely adore this Banana Pudding. It is not the old fashioned Banana Pudding our mothers make so, the title is very fitting that it is definitely Not Yo Mama's Banana Pudding. Instead of Vanilla Wafers it uses Peppridge Farm Chessman Cookies. The pudding ingredients consist of everything that is horribly bad for you. Cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, cool whip and french vanilla pudding. It is a deadly combination, but you will not be disappointed by this dessert. Once you make it you will be making it again and again. If you are a Paula Deen fan just like me, and would to join in on the fun click on the My Girl Paula Graphic below for more information. It is all about Our Girl Paula Deen and cooking up her wonderful recipes. Thank you Alwayz Bakin for hosting this week's challenge. Photobucket
Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding 2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies 6-8 bananas, sliced 2 cups milk 1 - 5-ounce box instant French vanilla pudding 1 - 8-ounce package cream cheese, softened 1 -14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk 1 - 12-ounce container frozen whipped topping thawed (cool whip) or equal amounts sweetened whip cream. Line the bottom of a 13 by 9 by 2-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.
For step by step directions and photos of this recipe, prepared by my little chef Mackenzie click Here.

Photobucket The Mom in Mommy's Kitchen


Sherri Murphy said... #

I'd love to join your little group! I love Paula's recipes.

This one sounds delicious, and remember. It's okay to indulge. Everything in Moderation!

GroovyGirl said... #

that sounds very yummy. I call my banana puddin "happy ending pudding" since there is a lot of groaning when peeps eat it.

Mary | Deep South Dish said... #

I'm sure that's delish - it's Ms. Paula!! I would join in the challenge but I'm no good with that kinda stuff where you "have" to cook something specific. I'm more of a on-the-fly cook!! I'll shore be watchin' you know that!

Kelley said... #

this stuff is seriously like crack! I love it!

Meg said... #

Amazing! Love the use of Chessman cookies.

Anonymous said... #

Great pics! I also enjoyed this recipe very much. I've been dying to make it for a while now.

Heidi said... #

What a fun group. I was thinking the other day of all the Paula recipes I have made. Have you made her toffee or velveeta cheese peanut butter fudge? Those are 2 that I have LOVED! If you haven't tried them already, you really should. I think I gain 10 pounds just looking at anything she cooks. How she doesn't weigh 500 pounds is beyond me!

McBee said... #

Ah yes...The recipe that made me fall for both you and Paula in the first place!
This one is my fave.

Michelle said... #

Yours looks great! I loved it! I had to make the bigger one since I was feeding 7 of us on it! Love your blog!

Mixing Bowl Mama said... #

This looks really yummy! I haven't made many of Paula's recipes but I drool every time I see her cook.

Foodie with Little Thyme! said... #

Looks wonderful.

Kathy said... #

Yummmy dessert!!!! Looks like a really neat group!!!

Susie D. said... #

I made this as a half-recipe kind of like you did. I made all the cream cheese/scmilk/whipped topping mixture and used half in the recipe with a small box of pudding, and froze the other half of the cream cheese mixture (in the whipped topping container!) for another time. It thawed well in the fridge and I was able to make it again with another small box of pudding.

Tina Butler said... #

Sherri, head on over and join it is so fun. You only have to participate twice a month so thats good.

GroovyGirl, it is definitly a moaning and a groaning dessert, so sinful.

Awee Mcbee your just the sweetest thank you so much. I love Paula and all her recipes so this is fun for me.

Susie I will have to remember it for the next time. What a great idea. Thanks Ü

Teresa Cordero Cordell said... #

Tina, I've made this recipe and we love it. I agree with Meg, your use of the Chessman cookies takes it over the top. Smart idea neighbor.

Bunny said... #

I didn't know there was a Paula Event!!!!! When did it start! I'm gonna check it out!!!

Tina Butler said... #

Hi Bunny, It is hosted by another fellow blogger and Paula Deen Fan. She just started it this month it is similar to Tuesday with Dorie. It is really fun + we get to cook all paulas dishes that are selected how can you go wrong.

Sophie Sportende Foodie said... #

MMMM...Looks so lovely & delicious!
This really sounds delicious!

Crystalin Dunn said... #

Just had to tell you how much I love you blog! Great, simple, down-home recipes that show lots of love for families. And I love all the great things in your layout. I check your blog almost every day! Finding your blog inspired me to try and kick it up a notch on my own, so THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!

Ingrid_3Bs said... #

I love Paula! She's hilarious and has some of the yummiest recipes.

Your bread pudding looks good!

Live.Love.Eat said... #

This looks outstanding. Everything bad for you once in a while is oh so good!!!!

Raihana Ab said... #


My kids love puddings... and this is something new. thanks for sharing

from singapore


beach houses said... #

i love banana puddings

Melissa said... #

Holy heck! I forgot all about this recipe! I used to make this all the time for BBQ's. Yum!! Thanks!