I made this dessert at our pre-Thanksgiving Thanksgiving. I know people like to have pie for dessert at Thanksgiving, but Mark has been asking me to make this pudding. I have only made it once before and Mark has been asking for me to make it ever since. He says it is his favorite thing that I make! I refuse to make a whole tray of it for just the two of us though, so this was a good opportunity to make it and share it with others.
Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding
2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessmen cookies
6 bananas, sliced
2 cups of milk
1 (5-oz) box instant French vanilla pudding
1 (14-oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12-oz) container Cool Whip, thawed
Line the bottom of a 13 x 9 x 2 inch dish with 1 bag of cookies and layer bananas on top.
In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix and blend well using a handheld electric mixer. Using another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk together and mix until smooth.
Fold the whipped topping into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixer to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended.
Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas and cover with remaining cookies. Refrigerate until ready to serve. (You can make this all one day ahead of when you plan to serve it--it keeps overnight pretty well.)