Not Yo’ Mama’s Banana Pudding Recipe -

Not Yo’ Mama’s Banana Pudding Recipe

“Not Yo’ Mama’s Banana Pudding” is a decadent twist on the traditional banana pudding recipe. This version combines rich ingredients like cream cheese and swe

etened condensed milk with the classic flavors of vanilla and banana, all layered with Pepperidge Farm Chessman cookies for an irresistible dessert. It’s a crowd-pleaser that’s perfect for family gatherings, potlucks, or any special occasion.



  • 2 (7.25 ounces) bags Pepperidge Farm Chessman cookies
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 (5.1 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened at room temperature
  • 1 (12-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 6 – 8 medium bananas, sliced ½” thick




Step 1: Prepare the Pudding Mixture
In a large mixing bowl, use an electric mixer to beat the cream cheese until smooth. Add the sweetened condensed milk and continue to mix until well combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the instant vanilla pudding mix and 2 cups of milk. Allow it to sit for a few minutes to thicken. Gradually add the pudding mixture to the cream cheese mixture, beating until smooth and well combined.

Step 2: Fold in Whipped Topping
Gently fold in the thawed whipped topping into the pudding mixture until it’s evenly incorporated.

Step 3: Layer the Pudding and Bananas
Select a large serving bowl or dish. Place a layer of Chessman cookies on the bottom. Then, place a layer of sliced bananas over the cookies. Pour half of the pudding mixture over the bananas, spreading it to cover them completely.


Step 4: Add Another Layer
Repeat the layers by adding another layer of Chessman cookies on top of the pudding, followed by another layer of bananas, and the rest of the pudding mixture.

Step 5: Chill the Pudding
Cover the pudding with plastic wrap and refrigerate it for at least 4 hours, or overnight, to allow the flavors to meld together and the pudding to set.

Step 6: Serve
Serve the pudding chilled. Optionally, you can garnish the top with additional whipped topping or banana slices before serving.


Cooking Note:

  • Ensure that the bananas are not overly ripe; you want them to retain some firmness to add texture to the pudding.

Serving Suggestions:

“Not Yo’ Mama’s Banana Pudding” can be served as a delicious dessert after a meal or enjoyed as a treat on its own. It’s great for gatherings where a comforting, sweet dessert is desired.


  1. Cookie Placement: Make sure to cover the bottom of your dish completely with cookies for a good base layer.
  2. Banana Slicing: Slice the bananas just before assembling to prevent them from browning.
  3. Serving Size: This recipe makes a generous amount, making it ideal for serving a large group.

Prep Time:

  • Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • Chill Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours and 20 minutes

Nutritional Information:

  • Calories: Approximately 300-400 per serving (varies based on the serving size and specific ingredients used)
  • Protein: 3-5g per serving
  • Sodium: Varies based on the ingredients used


“Not Yo’ Mama’s Banana Pudding” is a deliciously rich and creamy dessert that’s sure to be a hit at any gathering. Its combination of sweet, velvety pudding with the crunch of cookies and the freshness of bananas makes for a delightful treat that’s both comforting and satisfying. Whether you’re looking to impress guests or just indulge in a sweet treat, this banana pudding is sure to please.

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