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Banana Pudding Surprise


"This is a simple recipe but very creamy and delicious. It is requested at almost every family function! In addition to the vanilla pudding, you may also add chocolate pudding as a layer to make a banana pudding with chocolate and strawberries. You may also decrease or increase the amount of fruit or cool whip to your desired taste. Garnish with blueberries, raspberries, chocolate shavings, or as desired."
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30 m servings 524 cals
Original recipe yields 10 servings


  • Calories:
  • 524 kcal
  • 26%
  • Fat:
  • 23.8 g
  • 37%
  • Carbs:
  • 73.7g
  • 24%
  • Protein:
  • 7.3 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 38 mg
  • 13%
  • Sodium:
  • 368 mg
  • 15%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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  1. Whisk water, sweetened condensed milk, and pudding mix together in a bowl until smooth and thickened, 2 to 5 minutes. Refrigerate until firm, about 5 minutes.
  2. Stir whipped topping and cream cheese together in a bowl until smooth; fold into the pudding mixture.
  3. Arrange a layer of vanilla wafer cookies into the bottom of a 2 1/2-quart glass dessert bowl. Top with a layer of banana slices, strawberry slices, and the pudding mixture, respectively. Repeat layering with remaining ingredients. Garnish with blueberries and raspberries to serve.

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This pudding got raving reviews at my family's 4th of July celebration! I loved it! I followed it to a T. Personally, I think it was very clever to include the cream cheese in the recipe because...

I have made banana pudding forever but never found a recipe that I thought was perfect - until now. Took to a family picnic and there were nothing but raves about it. I did use a few more banana...

Had to make some adjustments living in Spain. Used instant "natillas" instead of vanilla pudding, but it's basically the same. Also, had to heat the mix up to get it to thicken, instead of letti...

Best ever! Thanks for the recipe!

I absolutely love this recipe! Banana pudding is one of my favorite desserts, and this is the BEST I've ever had. Definitely try the suggested variations. I promise you will not be disappointed!

This is the best Banana Pudding ever!

It was fabulous! The only difference is I added blueberries and raspberries to the layers as well.

yum! I made it for thanksgiving and everyone loved it! I put it in a pie crust and sprinkled crushed nilla wafers in it. This is a great pudding.

I LOVED this recipe, and so did everyone I made it for! It was so delicious, looked beautiful in my glass bowl, and I will make it again and again and again!