Bananas 'n' Cream Squares


Bananas 'n' Cream Squares

Bananas and Cream Squares
1 Hr 20 Min

Wow! If you're a banana lover, with Bananas 'n' Cream Squares, you just stumbled across a dream-come-true dessert!

What You'll Need

  • 3/4 cup (1-1/2 sticks) chilled butter
  • 1 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup chopped pecans, divided
  • 1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 1 (16-ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed and divided
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 2 (4-serving) packages banana or vanilla instant pudding and pie filling
  • 3 cups milk

What to Do

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat a 9- x 13-inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  2. In a large bowl, cut butter into flour and mix with a fork until mixture is crumbly. Add 1/2 cup pecans and mix well. Press mixture into prepared baking dish.
  3. Bake 10 to 15 minutes, or until light golden. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
  4. In a large bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, beat cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until well combined. Add half the whipped topping; mix well. Pour over cooled crust.
  5. Cut bananas into 1/4-inch slices and arrange in a single layer over cream cheese layer.
  6. In a large bowl, with an electric beater on medium speed, beat pudding mix and milk until creamy. Spoon over bananas and top with remaining whipped topping. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup chopped pecans. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour before serving.


Nutritional InformationShow More

Servings Per Recipe: 12

  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Calories 548
  • Calories from Fat 311
  • Total Fat 35g 53 %
  • Saturated Fat 18g 88 %
  • Trans Fat 0.5g 0 %
  • Protein 7.3g 15 %
  • Amount Per Serving % Daily Value *
  • Cholesterol 85mg 28 %
  • Sodium 442mg 18 %
  • Total Carbohydrates 56g 19 %
  • Dietary Fiber 2.3g 9 %
  • Sugars 34g 0 %

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I am a senior who is disabled I have a wonderful neighbor who helps me trying to repay her I bake a lot of these recipes, they are great love them

Have made this many many times and it is delicious! You can substitute lemon pudding for the banana pudding. My son loves to use lemon pudding and a can of blueberry pie filling. Cherry pie filling is also good with vanilla or chocolate pudding. The possibilities are endless!!!I find it is best if it is chilled overnight. Everything has a chance to really firm up. Sometimes I use real whipped cream instead of cool whip and cooked lemon pudding instead of instant. Depends on how much time I have. Also, be sure to really let the crust cool before spreading the cream cheese filling. This is definitely a keeper!!!!

I want to know if using ground nuts mixed with butter and graham cracker crust would be alright for those who have a hard time of chewing nuts. Kind of making the nuts into a powder. What do you think would this work okay? 03marjorie5077195

I think that the ground nuts would be great. It might even enhance the flavor of the crust. It would give it even more of a short bread cookie crust.

I made this dessert a couple of weeks ago and it was a huge hit. I made it with banana pudding instead of vanilla. I thought it tasted great. I only need 3 bananas instead of 4 and I used walnuts in stead of pecans because that's what had in my pantry. This recipe is definitely a keeper!

would the banana pudding be too much with the bananas? can't wait to make it.

IT is up to your taste. I don't think so, but you might. How much do you like bananas?

I've made banana putting simular to this recipe and I used one box banana and one box vanilla pudding. It adds just enough banana flavor. Not to weak and not too strong.

I made this same recipe with Lemon pudding and it went over very well! Do I need to put the bananas in lemon juice to keep them from browning before I put them in the pudding?


I don't have a rating yet for this recipe. I am planning to make this for dessert tonight with the Orange glazed bundles. My husband loves bananas so I'm hoping he will like the dessert.

wow,,i love this site...especially cooking a delicious food...amazing...i love to cook...:)


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