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Banana Pudding Squares

Banana Pudding Squares is rated 4.59375 out of 5 by 608.
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24 servings

Luscious layers of cookie crust, sliced bananas, creamy pudding and chocolate in a quick and easy dessert? There's nothing uncool about these squares.

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  • Combine wafer crumbs and margarine; press onto bottom of 13x9-inch dish. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Beat Neufchatel and sugar in medium bowl with whisk until blended. Stir in 1-1/2 cups COOL WHIP; spread over crust. Top with bananas.
  • Beat pudding mixes and milk with whisk 2 min.; spread over bananas. Top with remaining COOL WHIP and chocolate. Refrigerate 3 hours.

How to Evenly Spread COOL WHIP over Dessert

Stir remaining COOL WHIP gently in tub until creamy; spoon small dollops over dessert. Use small metal spatula to spread COOL WHIP over dessert.


Prepare using JELL-O Chocolate Flavor Sugar Free Fat Free Instant Pudding.


For easy cleanup, line dish with foil before using as directed. To line the dish, place dish upside down and fit a piece of foil over top of dish, smoothing corners as needed. Remove foil. When you turn the dish over, the foil fits perfectly inside the dish. Use to prepare dessert as directed. When ready to serve the chilled dessert, use foil handles to remove dessert from dish before cutting into pieces.


  • 24 servings

Healthy Living

  • Generally Nutritious
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Diabetes Center

  • Carb Choices: 1 Carb Choice

Diet Exchange

  • 1 Starch
  • 1 Fat

Nutrition Bonus

Since this great-tasting dessert is made with better-for-you products, it can fit into your overall healthful eating plan.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 24 servings
Calories 130
Total fat 6g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 5mg
Sodium 190mg
Carbohydrate 17g
Dietary fiber 1g
Sugars 9g
Protein 2g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 6 %DV
Vitamin C 2 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 0 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

Ratings & Reviews

Rated 3 out of 5 by from Good recipe. Good recipe. Pretty easy to put together. I did not have Nilla wafers on hand, so I used graham cracker crumbs instead. The picture doesn't look like it has Cool Whip on the top like the recipe says, so I mixed the remainder of the Cool Whip into the pudding before spreading it over the banans. That worked just fine and looked like the recipe. The small amount of butter doesn't allow the crust to stick together well, and the fillings are thick enough to stand up alone (I used only 2 cups of milk with the pudding by accident), so it was a little messy getting out of the pan and certainly didn't look as pretty as the picture but it was still tasty.
Date published: 2006-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I originally made this recipe from the Kraft Food and Family magazine. I originally made this recipe from the Kraft Food and Family magazine. I have made the recipe about 10 or 12 times since. It is one of my favorite. I have however, changed it to my taste. After making it the first time exactly by the directions I realized that I would like it better without the nilla wafer cookie crust. I do not care for graham cracker crust either. So I skip the crust and the chocolate shavings, too. If I am making it in a 9 x 13 inch pan, I use 6 bananas. I made half a recipe yesterday for a neighbor couple and placed it in a round dish. No chocolate shavings but I do have some chocolate sprinkles for theirs. Love this recipe.
Date published: 2009-02-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quick and easy to make. Quick and easy to make. Extremely tasty!! Served each square with strawberries and kiwi. I doubled the cream cheese and used 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar and used the full box of cookies for the crust which of course called for more butter. Sorry didn't measure out the extra butter. I am thinking of using this recipe for more individual pieces for a party by using cup cake pans. The cream cheese mix can also be used to dip fresh fruit. Just add a little pineapple juice to sweeten and thin out.
Date published: 2012-02-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I thought this recipe was fabulous! I thought this recipe was fabulous! Although it calls for two 1 oz pkgs of vanilla pudding the smallest sold I could find were 3.4 ozs. I made just one and spread it over the top and it wasn't enough to even cover the top so I made the 2nd one and that seems to be what they were really looking for. So use TWO 3.4 oz pkgs of vanilla pudding. I even sliced up 2 more bananas and put it on top of the final layer of whipped cream before I put on the chocolate. YES everyone loved it. Will def be making this one again. Perfect dessert for those days that are too hot to turn on the oven.
Date published: 2009-07-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is such a simple Recipe. This is such a simple Recipe. Normally, I do a lot of 'baking' of goodies, but, when time is of essence, this Treat is perfect, and EVERYone loves it! It's very good for you ... High in potassium! Low in fat! I use yellow bananas with NO spots, for a firmer Dessert. I slice the Bananas before placing them in the dish. In addition, because most people love a chocolate/banana combo, I use Oreo crumbs for the crust and grate a 'dark chocolate' candy bar for the topping (as 'dark' chocolate is healthy!) ... All in all, this is very delicious!
Date published: 2007-01-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I halved this recipe and put into an 8x8 glass dish. I halved this recipe and put into an 8x8 glass dish. I used a graham cracker crust that had cinnamon and coconut in it and added some coconut into the cream cheese layer too. I did use the reduced fat cream cheese as well as the fat free Cool Whip and used the entire container of Cool Whip even with the recipe cut in half. The bananas were cut into round slices instead of the long way as I figured it would be easier to cut and eat that way. Next time I think I'm going to mash them and put them in the pudding. Very light and tasty dessert!
Date published: 2007-03-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I have rated this recipe before when i made it for the first time and like i said then i had to... I have rated this recipe before when i made it for the first time and like i said then i had to double the nilla waffers. Still doing that something else i did different this time was instead of cutting the bananas in half length wise i sliced them up width wise in bunch of circles and used about 8 bananas and did two layers of it and it worked out much better. For one it was easier to cut since with the original recipe u had to cut into the banana and this way you dont. You just scoop and eat. :) HUGE HIT!!!!!! LOVE IT! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!!!
Date published: 2006-11-21
Rated 2 out of 5 by from My family are banana pudding fanatics and I usally make the genuine stuff - no instants, so I was... My family are banana pudding fanatics and I usally make the genuine stuff - no instants, so I was already in trouble when I showed up with this. I have a family member who must watch their diet. I think it would have been better without the cream cheese. I won't make this one again. Usually we return for 2nds right away and then fight over left overs. I won't even take the left overs to work. If you make it, be generous with the chocolate and don't use too much Cool Whip in the cream cheese mixture.
Date published: 2010-04-05
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