I have distinct memories of eating peanut butter and banana sandwiches growing up. Momma would spread a thick layer of creamy (never crunchy at our house) Peter Pan peanut butter on one side of the bread and then “clean” the knife off on the other side of the bread. Not too thin, but not too thick slices of banana were thin cut with the “clean” knife and placed in three rows on the peanut butter bread. Top with the other half and cut. Diagonally.
I have my Momma to thank for my love of peanut butter (or almond butter) and bananas. It’s a staple combination around my house as a 30 year old.
When I saw a recipe for Nutter Butter Banana Pudding Trifle I immediately thought of my Momma (and my brothers and sister). This dessert was made for her. And while I haven’t had the chance to make it for my Momma yet, I will. Soon.
I know that banana pudding is a staple in the South, but this twist on the traditional recipe is nuts (I crack myself up). And I think you’ll really dig it.
The best part, this recipe is actually really simple if you follow the short-cut directions, which I did.
Start by breaking an entire package of Nutter Butter cookies (except for 5: 2 for your husband to eat and 3 for garnish) into thirds.
Then mix together 2 small packages of vanilla instant pudding mix with 3 cups of milk and a splash of vanilla extract. Beat until thickened and then allow to stand for 5 minutes. Stir in an 8 ounce container of sour cream (I actually forgot this step even though I had bought sour cream for this purpose and this purpose only).
Place half of the pudding mixture in the bottom of a trifle dish (I adore trifles – they are my favorite dessert to entertain with) and top with half of the banana slices and cookie pieces.
Layer on the remaining pudding mixture and top with the remaining bananas and cookies.
Finally add a layer of Cool Whip (yep, I used the pre-made stuff, y’all – no shame!). Refrigerate until ready to serve (I recommend a couple of hours) and top with a few whole cookies before it’s time to serve.
A Southern classic just got an upgrade.