Recipe by Alan in SW Florida
A twist on the old-fashioned banana pudding, using chocolate wafers, instead of vanilla ones, and peanut butter. Prep time does not include chilling.
Top Review by Deb G
This is excellent. I will probably take it to a potluck or family reunion. I was craving banana pudding and decided to try this one because it also included peanut butter and chocolate. It was worth the effort to make the custard from scratch. I could not find chocolate wafers and used chocolate bear-shaped cookies. I also softened the peanut butter in the microwave and poured it over the cookies instead of spreading between two wafers. Thanks for a great twist on regular banana pudding!
- 1 cup sugar
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 1 dash salt
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- 3 cups milk
- 2 tablespoons butter or 2 tablespoons margarine
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1⁄2 cup creamy peanut butter
- 1 (9 ounce) package chocolate wafers
- 4 medium bananas, sliced
- 1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping, thawed (Cool Whip)
- 1⁄2 cup dry-roasted unsalted peanuts
Directions See How It's Made
- Combine first 3 ingredients in a heavy saucepan; whisk in eggs and milk, and cook, whisking constantly, over low heat until thickened (about 25 minutes.) Remove from heat and stir in butter and vanilla. Set custard aside.
- Spread a 1/2 teaspoon of peanut butter between 2 chocolate wafers, forming a sandwich; repeat with remaining peanut butter and chocolate wafers.
- Place sandwich cookies in the bottom of a 3-quart glass bowl or trifle bowl; top with banana slices. Pour custard over bananas. Cover and chill 4 hours.
- Spread whipped topping evenly over the custard and sprinkle with peanuts before serving.