The Ultimate Banana Pudding Recipe

The Ultimate Banana Pudding Recipe


  • Five Medium Size Bananas
  • One Large Box of Instant Vanilla Pudding
  • One Can of Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 8 Oz Tub of Whipped Cream (I prefer the Extra Creamy)
  • 2 Cups of Whole Milk
  • 1/4 Cup of Caramel Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon of Vanilla Extract
  • 2 Bags of Pepperidge Farm Chessmen Cookies
  • 3 Blocks of Cream Cheese


  • Hand Mixer
  • Large Mixing Bowl
  • 9 x 13 Foil Pan
  • Spatula


  1. In a large mixing bowl, prepare the pudding with two cups of whole milk and blend with a hand mixer.
  2. After blending the pudding mix, place the bowl in the refrigerator for about ten minutes.
  3. After the pudding has had a chance to firm, add in the three blocks of cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk, tablespoon of vanilla extract, 1/4 cup of caramel sauce, and blend.
  4. After all of the ingredients have been blended together, add the 8 ounce tub of whipped cream and blend.
  5. The pudding is now complete and can be placed back in the refrigerator.
  6. Next, you will need the foil pan and the Pepperidge Farm chessman cookies.
  7. Out of the three cookie pouches, use two pouches to line the bottom of the foil pan. Some people like to lay the cookies out on the bottom, I prefer to crumble mine.
  8. Next, you want to slice up the bananas on top of the cookie crumble.
  9. After the bananas are all sliced up, drizzle some caramel sauce over the bananas.
  10. Now, it’s time to get the pudding mix and cover the bananas.
  11. Use your spatula to evenly distribute the pudding mixture.
  12. Once the mixture is evenly distributed, take the remainder of your chessman cookies and lay them flat over the pudding. I usually can fit five across.

And, you’re done!

Cover the pan with a couple sheets of foil and place it back in the fridge to chill for a couple of hours.

Enjoy! ♥️