I made this recipe when I was craving banana pudding but out of the traditional Nilla® wafers. When I realized the graham crackers would make nice even layers a snap, the idea to make it in an 8x8-inch pan came quickly. It tastes amazing, and the crackers soften quicker than the wafers do. The addition of the Dream Whip® topping mix makes this very creamy and the even layering means you taste all three elements in every bite!


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15 mins
4 hrs
4 hrs 15 mins
9 servings


Original recipe yields 9 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Pour milk, pudding mix, and whipped topping mix into a large bowl; mix with an electric whisk or hand whisk until ingredients are combined and a thick pudding forms.

  • Break graham cracker sheets in half to form squares.

  • Cover the bottom of an 8-inch square baking pan with 9 graham cracker squares. Layer 1/2 of the banana slices on top in even rows and cover with 1/2 of the pudding mixture, using a spatula to spread it evenly. Repeat layers once more. Sprinkle the top with graham cracker crumbs, if desired.

  • Cover and refrigerate until fully chilled, 4 hours or longer. Cut into 9 squares to serve.

Cook's Note:

You could also top this with a layer of Cool Whip(R); I omitted due to my fiance's preferences.

Nutrition Facts

272 calories; protein 5g; carbohydrates 53.3g; fat 4.4g; cholesterol 7.6mg; sodium 490.2mg. Full Nutrition