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Banana Pudding Jars

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These banana pudding jars are layered with creamy banana pudding, vanilla wafers and bananas. They are served in mini mason jars and are perfect for picnics. It’s one of the easiest and most adorable desserts you’ll ever make.

side view jar of banana pudding.
No bake banana pudding jars

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This is one of the best no bake banana pudding recipes perfect for when you need a last minute dessert. You’ll want to make extra if you plan on making this for a picnic or for a crowd because it will disappear quickly. They’re that good!

Making this dessert in individual jars is a fun way to serve them, plus the screw on lids make these easy to transport, and to store in the refrigerator.

banana pudding in a jar.
Individual jar banana pudding

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • All you need are a handful of ingredients and about 15 minutes.
  • This no bake recipe is so easy and you can whip it up in no time.
  • This is a dessert that is loved by kids and adults.
  • Perfect for entertaining, crowds, and picnics with little effort.

Ingredients You’ll Need

  • Banana Cream Pudding Mix I use the 5.1 ounce box mix for this recipe. You can also use vanilla pudding.
  • Milk – The milk is mixed with the pudding mix to create a creamy pudding.
  • Banana – You will want to use ripe bananas, but not overly ripe and mushy.
  • Vanilla Wafers – I use Nilla wafers for this recipe because I think they are the best. You can use the mini wafers or regular size.

How To Make This Recipe

four image process making banana pudding jars.
Banana pudding jars process

Step 1:

Whisk together the banana cream pudding mix with the milk for about 2 minutes. Let the pudding set for 5 minutes until it becomes thick.

Step 2:

Slice the bananas. Place some pudding into the jar, then layer in vanilla wafers and bananas.

Step 3:

Repeat the layers until the jar is full, then top with sliced bananas. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.

top view jar of banana pudding.
Banana pudding in a mason jar

Recipe Tips & Variations

  • Don’t have mason jars, or don’t need individual sized desserts? You can absolutely make this banana pudding in an 8×8 or 9×9 dish and layer it the same way.
  • For smaller, bite sized pieces, crush the cookies and chop the bananas.
  • Vanilla pudding will work in this recipe too if you can’t find banana flavored pudding. The sliced bananas in the pudding will still be delicious.
  • You can substitute the vanilla wafers with graham crackers for a different flavor profile.
  • Add some whipped cream to the top to make it even fancier.
  • Rather than whole cookies on top, try adding the sliced bananas with some cookie crumbles.

Storing

Store these jars in the refrigerator for up to 3 days, sealed tight. I do not recommend freezing these pudding jars.

FAQ

How long is banana pudding good for?

If you keep the banana pudding sealed in the mason jars, they will last in the refrigerator for a few days. Just keep in mind that the wafer cookies will soften the longer they are refrigerated.

Can I make banana pudding without bananas?

You can! The banana flavored pudding will still allow the dessert to taste like banana.

Can I make these banana pudding jars ahead of time?

Yes! Cover and place in the refrigerator up to 24 hours ahead of time. When you’re ready to serve, top with bananas and cookies. 

Yield: 2 Servings

Banana Pudding Jars

banana pudding in a jar.

These banana pudding jars are layered with creamy banana pudding, vanilla wafers and bananas. They are served in mini mason jars and are perfect for picnics. It's one of the easiest and most adorable desserts you'll ever make.

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 5.1 ounce box banana cream pudding
  • 3 cups milk
  • 1 banana
  • 20 vanilla wafers

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the banana cream pudding mix with the milk for about 2 minutes. Let the pudding set for 5 minutes until it becomes thick.
  2. Slice the bananas. Place some pudding into the jar, then layer in vanilla wafers and bananas.
  3. Repeat the layers until the jar is full, then top with sliced bananas. Keep in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Notes

You can make these in smaller jars as well to make the dessert stretch further.

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Asiel Salameh

Monday 13th of June 2022

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