Real Talk: I have never had banana pudding. Ever. I also hate fake flavorings, so I don’t know what compelled me to need to make and consume this. Perhaps an old school comfort food in a daunting time? Since no faux banana flavor would be used in this recipe, white chocolate would have to do instead.
So she ain’t that pretty, but neither is that on regular rotation of Magnolia Bakery’s Instagram. I understand the delight now, because she was tasty…
Don’t be fooled, she may be shaped like a pie, but she did not cut like a pie.
She cut, or rather scooped, like a gloppy pudding mess of fruit and crunchy bits. Would I serve this at a nice dinner party? No. Well, maybe in a trifle bowl? That’s it, Banana Pudding Trifle. Remove the pie shape and all expectations are met.
This was a nice alternative to banana bread with some browning ‘naners.
White Chocolate Banana Pudding Trifle
- For the crust:
- 2 c. graham cracker crumbs, or pulverized Nila wafers
- 1/4 c. sugar
- 1/4 c. brown sugar
- 6 T. unsalted butter, melted
- For the pie:
- 6 bananas, ripe, sliced
- 1 box o’ Nila wafers
- 1 small box of Jell-o white chocolate pudding (and milk to prepare per box instructions)
- 1 tub of Cool Whip, thawed
- 1 14oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
- 2 tsp vanilla
- pinch of salt
- Combine all crust ingredients in a bowl. Press into bottom of pie plate if using or half into bottom of trifle bowl if using.
- Put crust in refrigerator to firm up.
- Prepare pudding according to box’s instructions.
- Combine with pudding the Cool Whip, condensed milk, vanilla, and salt.
- Remove crust from refrigerator and layer with sliced bananas, then pudding goop, then Nila wafers. Repeat once or twice more until you are out of ingredients.
- This will be sort of drippy so place in the freezer for an hour until up to overnight to firm.
- On the day of devour, bring pie back to refrigerator.
- If serving to guests, be sure to do so on the second/refrigerator day as bananas will start to brown after that.
- Freeze any leftovers again to chisel out when the craving strikes again.