Melanie's Banana Pudding Dessert
 
 
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Ingredients
  • 24 reduced fat Nilla wafers, finely crushed
  • 3 Tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 pkg. (8oz) Neufchatel Cream Cheese, softened
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tubs Cool Whip Fat Free, thawed
  • 6 medium ripe bananas
  • 3 cups fat free milk
  • 2 pkgs (4 oz serving) Jello Vanilla Fat/Sugar Free instant pudding mix
Instructions
  1. Mix together the crushed Nilla wafers and melted butter in a small bowl.
  2. Press them firmly into the bottom of a greased 9x13 glass baking dish.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together the Neufchatel cheese and powdered sugar. Blend well.
  4. Gently stir in 1¼ of the Cool Whip containers
  5. Spoon this mixture evenly over the crust. Be careful when spreading.
  6. Cut bananas in half crosswise. Arrange them over the cheese mixture.
  7. Pour milk into a large mixing bowl. Add the dry pudding mixes. Beat with wire whisks with an electric mixer or by hand for 2 minutes.
  8. Spoon over the bananas.
  9. Drop spoonfuls of the remaining Cool Whip over the top. Gently spread evenly.
  10. Refrigerate at least 3 hours (more is even better) before serving.
  11. Enjoy!!
Notes
This is one of my family's favorite desserts. When I cut into squares to serve, I also add a Vanilla wafer to the top of the slice. Yum!!
Recipe by Shari Blogs at http://shariblogs.com/banana-pudding-dessert/