...amazing banana pudding...

A few weeks ago I hosted a vendor party at my house...it was so much fun and it was so fantastic to see some girls I haven't seen in ages...

Here is one of the desserts I made for the event...holy crow, was it goooooood...

...tiny little corrugated cups and wooden demitasse spoons are from Garnish...
...from Kraft Foods Food and Family magazine (Spring 2011)...

Deep-Dish Layered Southern Banana Pudding
You'll need:

*46 Nilla wafers, divided
*3 tbsp. butter, melted
*1/2 cup chopped Planters Pecans
*1/3 cup packed brown sugar
*1 tsp. ground cinnamon
*2 pkg. (3.4 oz. each) Jell-O Vanilla Flavor Instant Pudding
*2 cups cold mild
*1 tub (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed & divided
*4 bananas (1 lb.), sliced
*1 pkg. (8 oz.) Cream Cheese, softened
*1/4 cup granulated sugar

Step 1.
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Crush 30 wafters; mix with next 4 ingredients.
Spread onto botton of a 15x10x1-inch pan sprayed with cooking spray. 
Bake 5 min.; stir. Bake 3 to 5 min. more or until golden brown; cool.

Step 2.
Beat pudding mixes and milk with whisk for 2 minutes. 
Stir in 1 cup Cool Whip.
Layer 1/3 of the crumb mixture and half EACH of the bananas and pudding in 2-qt. serving bowl...repeat.

Step 3. 
Beat cream cheese and granulated sugar in medium bowl with mixer until blended. Gently stir in 1 cup of remaining Cool Whip; spread over top, sealing to edge of bowl. Sprinkle with remaining crumb mixture. Refrigerate 3 hours. Top each serving with remaining Cool Whip and whole wafers just before serving...

That's it! Super easy...

Seriously, if you like banana pudding, you will lu-uh-uh-uh-uve this recipe...

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