Sunday, July 03, 2011

Banana Pudding In-A-Jar


I was planning on making jarred banana pudding for Carla's Cowgirl baby shower (via a great tip from Taylor), but when asked, Carla said she wanted cobbler....so....she got cobbler in-a-jar instead.
I had these cute little jars, and I knew they'd someday see their lifelong jar-dream fulfilled. I used them awhile back for cake-in-a-jar (sources sited here). I wanted to get them pumped up and make sure they could handle pudding paradise.
Recently, I went to an outdoor concert, and I said I'd bring the dessert....this dessert-in-a-jar turned out to be the perfect picnic playmates, and would be fun for July 4th picnics as well. You can jar them individually, and eat them individually....and you don't have to bring serving utensils, just eating utensils, assuming you aren't into digging into pudding with your fingers...and that's not the sort of thing I do....publicly.

I also had this great recipe I ate last Christmas at my friend's Christmas luncheon. I've always like banana pudding, but after eating her version of the good stuff....I love it. She shared the recipe with me, and thus....I'm passing it on....in hopes someone will make it for me...tomorrow....b/c mine is all gone, and this just makes me want it all over again!
BANANA PUDDING

Ingredients:
1 large box of vanilla pudding (6 oz) (You can also use banana pudding, but I like the vanilla!)
2 c. of cold milk
1 8 oz container of cool whip (plus more for topping if you want to create a top layer of whipped topping)
1 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk
1 box of vanilla wafers
4-5 bananas, sliced
Instructions:
Mix pudding and milk as instructed, and then add sweetened condensed milk, and cool whip.
Half ingredients, and create layers of wafers, then sliced bananas, then pudding. Repeat. Top with cool whip. Chill overnight.
My friend made this in a really pretty clear dish, I just took the layering instructions, and miniaturized it for my jars.
P.s. I'm going to count this as a milk, and a fruit on my food pyramid today.
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11 comments:

malia said...

Christy this looks SOOOO good! Can you plz send one over, stat? xo

Lisa said...

These are adorable! Makes me want to try one so badly!

Ashley said...

ah i love this!!! i am a sucker for anything in jars!!! :)
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ladybehindthecurtain.com said...

This recipe looks so good. I would love it if you came over to my party "Cast Party Wednesday" tomorrow and shared some of your recipes with us.
Thanks,
I hope to see you there!

Mirna said...

I love this. Where did you get those cute jars? I can only find regular 8oz jelly jars. But I love the latch ones and I can only find those in the larger sizes.. Great job.

~The Bargain Babe said...

"thats not the sort of thing I do...publicly" LOL

These look great!

Saw you at Momnivore's linky party. :)

Christy said...

@ Mirna-I got the jars at Hobby Lobby, I loved the little clasp. I've used them quite a bit and love them!

Annie said...

Over from Shabby Chic. Thanks for sharing! What a perfect picnic idea!!!

shopannies said...

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Terri @ A Creative Princess said...

Wow! How cute!! Thank you for linking up! By the way, banana pudding is my favorite!

ladybehindthecurtain.com said...

Hi, I wanted to thank you for visiting Cast Party Wednesday last week. I would love it if came back tomorrow and shared more of your recipes with me.
Thanks,
I hope to see you there!