Banana pudding has to be one of my favorite recipes to make.
I made this Banana Pudding in a Jar for a family party and they were a hit! They tasted great, but also because obviously putting any kind of dessert in a jar makes it SO much more fun!
This is a super easy recipe to make and if you shop the grocery sales, you can often make it very inexpensively.
Banana Pudding Jars
Although I am using Cool Whip in this banana pudding recipe, you could save some money using an off brand version or even making your own Homemade Whipped Cream.
The same goes for any of the other ingredients.
If you want to make this recipe as frugally as possible, opt to use store brand pudding, whipped cream of vanilla wafer cookies instead of the more expensive name brand versions.
You will find there really is no difference in the way the final dessert tastes.
Gather these ingredients needed to make these Banana Pudding Jars
- Vanilla pudding
- Vanilla wafer cookies
- 2 bananas, sliced
- Whipped topping
Then scroll down for full Banana Pudding Measurements and instructions on creating this recipe – including a full recipe card that you can print for free that helps you shop and create easily in your kitchen!
How to Make Banana Pudding in a Jar
Whisk the milk and vanilla pudding mix for 2 minutes or until completely mixed and beginning to thicken. Set aside.
In the bottom of an 8 ounce jar, place one vanilla wafer cookie.
Over the cookie, add a layer of sliced bananas.
Top the bananas with about 3 tablespoons of the pudding.
Repeat the layers and top with a dollop of whipped topping.
You can keep your banana pudding sealed in your jars in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. The banana slices shouldn’t turn brown. Although keep in mind that the vanilla wafer cookies will continue soften as time passes.
That’s easy. Just leave out the layers of sliced bananas. The banana flavored pudding will allow your dessert to taste just like banana pudding without using bananas at all.
Slice them thinly and toss them in a lemon juice-water mixture to prevent them from browning. Put a spoonful of lemon juice to a cupful of water and allow your banana slices to sit for a few minutes.
If you like this banana dessert, you’ll love these ones too:
- 1 3.4 oz box vanilla pudding
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup vanilla wafer cookies
- 2 bananas sliced
- ½ 8 ounce package frozen whipped topping, thawed
- Whisk the milk and vanilla pudding mix for 2 minutes or until completely mixed and beginning to thicken. Set aside.
- In the bottom of an 8 ounce jar, place one vanilla wafer cookie.
- Over the cookie, add a layer of sliced bananas.
- Top the bananas with about 3 tablespoons of the pudding.
- Repeat the layers and top with a dollop of whipped topping.
Nutritional information is automatically calculated with ingredients and serving size and may not be accurate. Please always double check with your own nutritional apps as well.