Delicious Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

April 5, 2019

This Delicious Peanut Butter Banana Pudding is a version of a classic dessert that most Southerners can say has been a childhood favorite since the beginning of time. This creamy sweet treat comes filled with banana chunks, whipped vanilla pudding, delicious vanilla wafers nestled in between each layer and an awesome kick of flavor—-peanut butter. This recipe certainly makes for the best dessert choice after a good meal or even as a quick “pick me up” snack.

Delicious Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

Everyone loves a good Banana Pudding. Am I right?

But if you’ve been an avid follower of Orchids + Sweet Tea, then you may know that I LOVE Banana Pudding. I mean, I LOVE THIS STUFF! I mean, I’ve raved over this Classic Southern Banana Pudding far too many times and I can’t even count on my fingers how many times I’ve made this one, over and over again! During my childhood, this was one of my favorite desserts that my grandmother use to make, right before our binge watch of thriller and horror films. I remember her loading her banana pudding recipe with vanilla wafers and my loving every bite of it. Haha. And nothing has changed since then.

I still enjoy a nice sized bowl of this stuff and my little guy has followed in my footsteps. So, I couldn’t resist making more of this over the weekend and it was SO GOOD! If you haven’t tried it, I would recommend getting some of this stuff at Magnolia’s Bakery. Their version is the best store bought version I’ve had. While I do my very best to not consume much dairy on a daily basis (I drink + eat mostly non-dairy alternatives), this recipe is one of the few ones that force me to completely break my regimen. Haha. What can I say? It’s my ultimate weakness.

Delicious Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

So, of course, when I say that adding peanut butter to Banana Pudding has become a new movement, I had to try this for myself! And I’m so glad I did. This stuff is amazing, ya’ll!

Granted, I’m a HUGE fan of peanut butter so this just works! If you’re a love of peanut butter too, then this recipe not only works, but these Breakfast Peanut Butter Banana Chia Seeds Oats are just as perfect!

When it comes to drinks, these 3 recipes are a MUST: Easy Peanut Butter Chunky Monkey Milkshake, Vegan Peanut Butter + Pecan Milkshake, and Delicious Vegan Peanut Punch.

Delicious Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

I also previously did a nice play on this classic recipe by making Banana Pudding Cheesecake Bites which were really good, too. They were just so cute and little, but most certainly had a nice punch of flavor.

Delicious Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

This recipe is super easy to make and can be made just under 20 minutes and then it’ll need to refrigerate for a few hours. All you’ll need are a few bananas (about 3-4, depending on size), fresh water, a can of sweetened condensed milk (I use low-fat), heavy cream (or Cool Whip), vanilla wafers, 1 Tbsp vanilla extract, vanilla pudding mix, and peanut butter.

Delicious Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

Let’s dig right into this recipe, shall we?

  1. Mix together the ice cold water, vanilla pudding mix, and sweetened condensed milk until thick, about 10 minutes on medium-high speed. **NOTE: The mixture should look like pudding**. Finally, add in vanilla extract and mix for another minute or so.
  2. Next, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form (or if using Cool Whip, you can skip this step!). Gently fold in the homemade whipped cream (or Cool Whip) into the pudding mixture using a rubber spatula until, well incorporated.
  3. Meanwhile, begin melting the peanut butter in small pot on medium-high heat, whisking frequently until smooth and ‘liquidy’ in consistency.
  4. In a trifle bowl (or your favorite dish), layer vanilla wafers, sliced bananas, pudding mixture, and drizzle peanut butter; repeat layering until all ingredients have been used. Garnish top with remaining vanilla wafers (some crushed, some whole), whipped cream, and a light peanut butter drizzle. Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours before serving. Best if chilled overnight.
  5. Bon Appetite!

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Delicious Peanut Butter Banana Pudding
Delicious Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

Delicious Peanut Butter Banana Pudding

Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Chill Time: 2 hrs
Total Time: 25 mins
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Ingredients

  • 4-5 medium bananas, sliced
  • 1 1/2 cups cold water (Very cold; Ice cold!)
  • 1 (3.4 oz.) box vanilla instant pudding mix
  • 1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk, Fat-free (I used Borden Eagle’s)
  • 2 cups Homemade Whipped Cream or Cool Whip! (See Notes!)
  • 1 box vanilla wafer cookies (See Notes!)
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups melted peanut butter

Instructions

  • Mix together the ice cold water, vanilla pudding mix, and sweetened condensed milk until thick, about 10 minutes on medium-high speed. **NOTE: The mixture should look like pudding**. Finally, add in vanilla extract and mix for another minute or so.
  • Next, whip the heavy cream until soft peaks form (or if using Cool Whip, you can skip this step!). Gently fold in the homemade whipped cream (or Cool Whip) into the pudding mixture using a rubber spatula until, well incorporated. 
  • Meanwhile, begin melting the peanut butter in small pot on medium-high heat, whisking frequently until smooth and ‘liquidy’ in consistency.
  • In a trifle bowl (or your favorite dish), layer vanilla wafers, sliced bananas, pudding mixture, and drizzle peanut butter; repeat layering until all ingredients have been used. Garnish top with remaining vanilla wafers (some crushed, some whole), whipped cream, and a light peanut butter drizzle. Refrigerate for at least 2-3 hours before serving. Best if chilled overnight.
  • Bon Appetite!

Tips & Tricks

HOMEMADE WHIPPED CREAM: In the bowl of an electric mixer on medium-high speed, whip the organic heavy cream (2 cups), using the whisk attachment for 4-5 minutes, until fluffy peaks begin to form. **NOTE: When it begins to thicken after the first 2-3 minutes, gradually add in 1 Tbsp vanilla extract and a pinch of sea salt.*
COOKIES: You can use Nutter Butter Cookies for a bit more peanut butter flavor instead of Vanilla Wafers, if preferred. 

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