This has been a favorite of our family for years. The coconut adds a special crunchy touch. You can use vanilla pudding, if you prefer.

VJANE
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Ingredients

15
Original recipe yields 15 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).

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  • In a medium bowl, use fingers to mix together coconut, flour and sugar with butter until a crumbly mixture is formed. Spread on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in preheated oven until light brown, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes.

  • Prepare pudding mix with cold milk according to package directions. In a 9x13 inch dish, sprinkle two-thirds of the coconut mixture. Spread the prepared pudding over the crust. Top with sliced bananas and whipped topping. Sprinkle remaining crust on top and refrigerate until serving.

Nutrition Facts

407.7 calories; protein 6.7g 13% DV; carbohydrates 39.3g 13% DV; fat 25.2g 39% DV; cholesterol 41.5mg 14% DV; sodium 187.6mg 8% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (24)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2004
This was GRRREAT! My husband loved it I even thought it was pretty good. I loved the crust it was Awesome! I did make a few small adjustment I used 2 regular sized boxes of bananna creme pudding and 1 box of french vanilla. I also used light whipped topping and reduced fat milk. Next time I''d like to try it with sugar free pudding to cut some of the calories. I also wanna try it with chocolate pudding. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
02/13/2019
It says to stir the crust frequently, is it a crumble type crust or solid crust? If crumbly crust, the pudding mixture will seeps thru to the bottom? Is the pan greased? Read More
29 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
03/13/2004
This was GRRREAT! My husband loved it I even thought it was pretty good. I loved the crust it was Awesome! I did make a few small adjustment I used 2 regular sized boxes of bananna creme pudding and 1 box of french vanilla. I also used light whipped topping and reduced fat milk. Next time I''d like to try it with sugar free pudding to cut some of the calories. I also wanna try it with chocolate pudding. Read More
(28)
Rating: 5 stars
06/19/2004
This is great! I made it for a potluck and made one small change- I layered the crust mixture/pudding/bananas parfait style in a great big glass bowl- beautiful and super good! Read More
(17)
Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2005
This was a wonderful portable desert. I forgot to buy cool whip so I had to substitute with a pint of heavy cream. I whipped it up with 2 Tablespoons of powdered sugar and 1/2 teaspoon of lemon extract. I also used 2 regular boxes banana and 1 french vanilla as suggested in one of the other reviews. It looked smelled and tasted great. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/22/2008
I made this for company and got rave reviews. Here are a couple of changes I made: Use Brown sugar instead of white in the crust. I used the pudding recipe from Banana Pudding IV it was richer and creamier because of the cream cheese and condensed milk in it. The coconut crust makes for a nice surprise in this pudding...I will definitely make it again. Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
08/23/2007
This was a nice change from the old Nilla wafers and banana pudding mixture. We really liked the texture of the "crumblys". However like other reviewers mentioned it did NOT take 45 minutes to cook the crust...it definitely would have burned to a crisp! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2003
This was an easy and delicious recipe to fix for church functions Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/26/2004
A complete success! It gave the traditional old banana pudding just the right kick it needed. Very tropical tasting! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
08/07/2011
I have made this four times already! My family loves loves loves it! My husband says it is the only pudding dessert that he really likes. The crunchy crust and topping is what makes this so special and it is so easy to make. Making another pan today. Thanks for a great recipe VJANE! Read More
(6)
Rating: 5 stars
06/25/2010
The toasted coconut mix was phenomenal. I will try this "crust" with my baked banana pudding recipe instead of vanilla wafers. Thanks for this amazing recipe. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
02/13/2019
It says to stir the crust frequently, is it a crumble type crust or solid crust? If crumbly crust, the pudding mixture will seeps thru to the bottom? Is the pan greased? Read More