"This has been a favorite of our family for years. The coconut adds a special crunchy touch. You can use vanilla pudding, if you prefer." — VJANE
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2 (5 ounce) packages
instant banana pudding mix
1 (8 ounce) container
frozen whipped topping, thawed
This is great! I made it for a potluck, and made one small change- I layered the crust mixture/pudding/bananas parfait style in a great big glass bowl- beautiful, and super good!
This was GRRREAT! My husband loved it I even thought it was pretty good. I loved the crust it was Awesome! I did make a few small adjustment I used 2 regular sized boxes of bananna creme pudding and 1 box of french vanilla. I also used light whipped topping and reduced fat milk. Next time I''d like to try it with sugar free pudding to cut some of the calories . I also wanna try it with chocolate pudding.
This was a wonderful, portable desert. I forgot to buy cool whip, so I had to substitute with a pint of heavy cream. I whipped it up with 2 Tablespoons of powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract. I also used 2 regular boxes banana and 1 french vanilla as suggested in one of the other reviews. It looked, smelled and tasted great.
I made this for company and got rave reviews. Here are a couple of changes I made: Use Brown sugar instead of white in the crust. I used the pudding recipe from Banana Pudding IV, it was richer and creamier because of the cream cheese and condensed milk in it. The coconut crust makes for a nice surprise in this pudding...I will definitely make it again.
This was a nice change from the old Nilla wafers and banana pudding mixture. We really liked the texture of the "crumblys". However, like other reviewers mentioned, it did NOT take 45 minutes to cook the crust...it definitely would have burned to a crisp!
This was an easy and delicious recipe to fix for church functions
A complete success! It gave the traditional old banana pudding just the right kick it needed. Very tropical tasting!
I have made this four times already! My family loves, loves, loves, it! My husband says it is the only pudding dessert that he really likes. The crunchy crust and topping is what makes this so special and it is so easy to make. Making another pan today. Thanks for a great recipe, VJANE!
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Extra Special Banana Pudding
Serving Size: 1/15 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 15
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 227
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