banana pudding

mom's banana pudding

Go Ape

When you think of bananas, you think of monkeys. Right?

Growing up in the 70s meant enjoying the ritual of watching Saturday morning cartoons for hours. And one of my favorites was the Tom & Jerry Grape Ape Show. Let’s have a watch (play the video below, folks)!

So bananas. I was shocked this recipe listed the marshmallows as “optional” (really?) and that it didn’t call for the joy of the nilla wafer. Just make sure you include ’em both for an over-to-top old world tasty treat.

Oooh! Ahhh! Oooh! Ahhh!

i. ingredients

½ pint | cream, whippedenjoy the big taste of mini marshmallows
1 large box | jello brand instant vanilla pudding
a little bit | vanilla
2-3 cups | miniature marshmallows
4-5 | bananas, cut up into slices

ii. what to do

1. Whip cream in a mixing bowl.

2. Add the vanilla and whip some more.

3. Make the pudding per the box instructions.

4. Fold in the cream.

ahhh... the pouring of the bananas5. In a serving bowl, pour the cream-pudding batter over sliced bananas and chill for an hour or so.

Serve from the casserole dish or spoon into individual custard cups. Eat it up! If you’re lucky, it’ll all be gone before any bananas on top brown.

Foodie Tips ~

♥ Get creative and find a way to decorate the top of your pudding masterpiece. I made a banana sunflower out of sliced bananas and chocolate chips. Or, at least I tried to!

Nilla wafers. On the top. “Chunky crush” ’em first.

 No nilla wafers? Mom would approve of some chopped Texas pecans, y’all.

 Do you go bananas for bananas? Click here! Then scroll down to your heart’s content.

mom's actual banana pudding recipe card

 




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