If you love bananas, you are going to LOVE Southern Banana Pudding! Classic banana pudding starts with a crunchy layer of buttery shortbread cookies, layered with perfectly ripe banana slices and the best banana pudding you’ve ever tasted! Bursting with banana flavor, creamy and so silky, it’s simply irresistible!
Without a doubt, this is the easiest and BEST recipe for Southern Banana Pudding - everyone goes crazy for it! This is a crowd favorite for potlucks, picnics and family reunions.
SOUTHERN BANANA PUDDING TIPS & TRICKS:
VARIATIONS OF SOUTHERN BANANA PUDDING:
2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessman Cookies
2 (5 oz.) boxes instant banana pudding
1 8 oz. block cream cheese, softened
1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 12 oz. container of Cool Whip or 12 ounces sweetened whipped cream
6 to 7 medium golden bananas, sliced
2 tablespoons lemon juice
3 cups whole milk or half & half
OPTIONAL GARNISH: Whipped Cream, Sliced Bananas and/or Chocolate Curls
HOW I MAKE THIS:
SERVINGS: 12 servings
RECIPE TIPS & TRICKS:
Originally posted July 2016; revised and reposted May 2021.
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