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Banana Pudding Squares

Banana Pudding Squares Recipe

Growing up, my grandma and my mom made the best banana pudding ever! Yes, ever. Their secret was Jell-o Custard like this:

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This stuff made the most remarkable banana pudding, but Jell-o doesn’t make it anymore. Boo!  Kraft, however, has shared this yummy recipe that makes a suitable substitute for now.

Luscious layers of cookie crust, sliced bananas, creamy pudding and chocolate in a quick and easy dessert? What’s not to love about these Banana Pudding Squares.

Banana Pudding Squares

Banana Pudding Squares

Prep Time:  30 minutes
Total Time: 3 1/2 hours
Servings:   24 servings
35 reduced-fat vanilla wafers, finely crushed (about 1-1/4 cups)
1/4 cup margarine, melted
1 pkg. (8 oz.) PHILADELPHIA Neufchatel or Cream Cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Sugar Free Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
3 bananas, sliced
2 pkg. (1 oz. each) JELL-O Vanilla Flavor Sugar Free Fat Free Instant Pudding
3 cups cold fat-free milk
1/2 oz. BAKER’S Semi-Sweet Chocolate, grated
Make It

Combine wafer crumbs and margarine; press onto bottom of 13×9-inch dish. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Beat Neufchatel and sugar in medium bowl with whisk until blended. Stir in 1-1/2 cups COOL WHIP; spread over crust.
Top with bananas.
Beat pudding mixes and milk with whisk 2 min.; spread over bananas. Top with remaining COOL WHIP and chocolate.
Refrigerate 3 hours.

How to Evenly Spread COOL WHIP over Dessert

Stir remaining COOL WHIP gently in tub until creamy; spoon small dollops over dessert. Use small metal spatula to spread COOL WHIP over dessert.


Prepare using JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Sugar Free Fat Free Instant Pudding.

Use Oreo cookies instead of Nilla Wafers.


For easy cleanup, line dish with foil before using as directed. To line the dish, place dish upside down and fit a piece of foil over top of dish, smoothing corners as needed. Remove foil. When you turn the dish over, the foil fits perfectly inside the dish. Use to prepare dessert as directed. When ready to serve the chilled dessert, use foil handles to remove dessert from dish before cutting into pieces.