Lawdy do we love desserts in our family!
However my husband is not typically one for desserts and I think it says a lot that this is the only dessert he will eat. So much so that my brother-in-law knows to make this especially for my husband's birthday as his 'cake' - we enjoy it throughout the year and it's always a hit.
This is perfect for groups because it is easy to whip up, doesn't involve baking, and serves a large crowd. Whenever I bring this to parties or potlucks, it goes quickly! It serves 10 and takes about 15 minutes to assemble.
Not Yo Mama's Banana Pudding
1 (12-oz) container of frozen whipped topping (like Cool Whip), thawed
1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (8-oz) package cream cheese, softened
2 cups milk
1 (5-oz) box instant French Vanilla pudding mix
6 to 8 bananas, sliced and divided into 2 batches
2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies (or you can do Nilla Wafers for the bottom layer, and save the Chessmen for the top layer)
In a bowl, combine milk and pudding mix and blend well with a hand mixer.
In another bowl, combine cream cheese and condensed milk and mix until smooth.
Fold the Cool Whip into the cream cheese mixture.
Add cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended.
Line the bottom of a 13 x 9 x 2 inch dish with Nilla Wafers (or 1 bag Chessmen cookies) and layer one half of the banana slices on top
Pour half of the pudding mixture over bananas, and spread into an even layer.
Layer down the other half of the banana slices on top of the mixture.
Pour remaining half of the pudding mixture and spread evenly. Cover with the Chessmen cookies.
Chill until ready to serve.