March 2, 2015

Peanut Butter Ripple Nutter Butter Banana Pudding

I went to college long enough ago that we students actually ate in the cafeteria. We didn't have credit cards for luxuries like McDonald’s and Lean Cuisines. We ate in the cafeteria because it was that, go hungry or spend our beer money on food. As if.

Like most school cafeterias circa 1994, the food was pretty bad. We just doused everything in ranch dressing. And I wonder why I gained so much weight in college?? Peanut butter was something else we used to make stuff taste better. We’d slather it on French toast slices and muffins and anything else that had no flavor. My college cafeteria is where I learned how amazing melted peanut butter is.

You can stick it in the microwave for a few seconds and instantly have a sweet and salty peanut butter sauce that is amazing on ice cream, cake, pudding, etc.

I often melt peanut butter to drizzle over ice cream at home. It just adds a little something extra and makes your kids think you’re a rock star.

I made Southern Banana Pudding last weekend and ate on it all week. One night I helped myself to some and decided to drizzle some melted peanut butter over because who don’t love peanut butter and bananas?! And it was amazing!

I’d been thinking about it all week and decided it was just too good not to create some sort of dessert with that combination! I decided to make sort of a peanut butter banana pudding using Nutter Butter Cookies instead of vanilla wafers. And then I put layers of melted peanut butter in there that made two positively divine peanut butter ripples. Lord, have mercy!

Brutus has declared this the best dessert EVER.

Peanut Butter Ripple Nutter Butter Banana Pudding! Banana pudding made with Nutter Butter cookies and two layers of peanut butter ripples.

Peanut Butter Ripple Nutter Butter Banana Pudding! Banana pudding made with Nutter Butter cookies and two layers of peanut butter ripples.


Peanut Butter Ripple Nutter Butter Banana Pudding! Banana pudding made with Nutter Butter cookies and two layers of peanut butter ripples.


Peanut Butter Ripple Nutter Butter Banana Pudding! Banana pudding made with Nutter Butter cookies and two layers of peanut butter ripples.

Peanut Butter Ripple Nutter Butter Banana Pudding
1 1-lb. package Nutter Butter Cookies
1 large (5.1 oz.) box instant vanilla or white chocolate pudding
2 1/3 cups milk
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter*
4-5 bananas
1 8-oz. tub cool whip, thawed

Add pudding mix then milk to a medium bowl or stand mixer and beat two minutes; set aside.

Heat peanut butter in the microwave for about 45 seconds or until melted and pourable, stirring well after heating; set aside.

Arrange cookies in a single layer in the bottom of a square 2-quart dish. Pour half of the pudding on top of the cookies. Arrange a single layer of banana slices over the pudding. Drizzle half of the peanut butter over bananas. Spread half of the cool whip over peanut butter. Repeat these layers starting with cookies and ending with cool whip.

Cover and refrigerate 24 hours or until cookies are soft and cake-like. FYI, it takes much longer for nutter butters to soften up than it does vanilla wafers.

Garnish with crushed nutter butter cookies. Serve with additional melted peanut butter if desired.

*You need good ol’ regular peanut butter for this (Skippy, Peter Pan, Jif, etc.), not sugar free, all natural, “homemade”, etc. I use Jif. Exclusively, actually. I could be the poster child for Jif I love it so much.


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Peanut Butter Ripple Nutter Butter Banana Pudding! Banana pudding made with Nutter Butter cookies and two layers of peanut butter ripples.


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11 comments:

  1. Would it be possible to switch this up and use nutella instead? I can even use nutter butter cookies still. I have this odd thing about massive amounts of peanut better...

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    1. I can't imagine why not. I have no idea if nutella melts like peanut butter but I would imagine so.

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  2. Yum Mandy!! Love the PB addition - heavenly!! On my list to make ( :

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  3. I lasted about an hour, okay fifteen minutes before I dug into this (quality control doncha know) and the crunchiness of the cookies with the other flavors and textures was awesome! I don't comment unless I actually make and taste the recipe and girl I gotta tell you, you are my favorite recipe maker upper in the whole world, keep 'em coming please.

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  4. I cannot wait to make this! Maybe this weekend. I love me some peanut butter dontcha know! I love your recipes, my husband thinks your shrimp and grits recipe is the best thing I've ever made. Thanks for all the great food ideas.

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  5. This sounds unbelievably delish!!! I'm going to try it next month for my daughter's engagement party, it's just family and not formal; she'll love it!!

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    1. In fact, would you have any suggestions for glamming it up a bit, maybe on top? I know good ole comfort desserts are fine at special events, just wondering what I could do to have it look like it's really special.

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    2. How about putting chocolate shavings on top? Or making a pillow of Cool Whip on top then lining a cookie sheet with parchment lightly coated with butter baking spray, put cookie cutters on top, melt chocolate, pour into cookiec cutters and chill until hardened, arrange on top? Or create a pillow of Cool Whip and sprinkle with a crumb topping, and add a sprinkled layer of grated/copped Reese's peanut butter cups?

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  6. Hi Mandy! I love your website and recipes! I made this on Saturday and I only have one word.........OH MY GOD! Ok, that was 3. This was so decadent and delicious. No one would guess how easy it is. It made me a very selfish person. My son asked if there was any left last night and I lied. I told him it was gone. He found the pan and called me out! I had to share :). It's too good to share!

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  7. Pinned it and gonna make it! Looks incredible, I can't wait. I love peanut butter desserts.

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