The delicious, traditional banana pudding just got even better! This easy and quick banana pudding is perfect for a party or family gathering. Not only does it taste wonderful, but the presentation will make your guests feel so special. Individual servings of banana pudding in 16 oz Ball mason glass jars gives this dessert just the extra special touch. I prefer to use the wide mouth jars for this making it much easier to eat! They are so inexpensive that it is always good to have a case or two on hand for a variety of projects!
This is what we will be serving for dessert this Easter Sunday and I think it will be a hit, especially with the kids!
Let’s walk through the recipe and then be sure to pin the recipe below to your Pinterest board!
Start by mixing up the pudding according to the package instructions with 3 cups of milk. I absolutely love my immersion hand blender and I use it ALL OF THE TIME! Refrigerate the pudding until it is set.
While the pudding is setting, go ahead and slice the bananas and…..
…place a layer of SMALL, Nilla wafers in the bottom of your mason jars.
The best method of layering the wafers is to place one in the jar and then eat one. REPEAT….
Fold in the Eagle Brand sweetened condensed milk and 12 ounces of Cool Whip. Place back in the refrigerator for about 10 minutes.
Remove pudding mix from the refrigerator and spoon a layer of pudding over the bananas and Nilla wafers in the jars. Repeat the layers and top with crushed Nilla wafers.
Cut a circle out from the fabric you have selected. Hint: I used the lid of the Cool Whip container as my template for the circle. It was the perfect size. Place over the top of lid and screw on the seal.
Finish by tying some ribbon or jute around the lid and securing the wooden spoon to the side. Isn’t this just the cutest?! And can we talk about this adorable bunny fabric?
Place the jars in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
I hope that you enjoy this recipe and creating something special for your family and friends!
Banana Pudding Mason Jars
- small mason jars with lids
- 1/2 yd of patterned fabric
- wooden spoons
- 1 Box Small Nilla Wafers
- 5 Medium Bananas
- 1 Large box Instant banana or vanilla pudding
- 3 Cups Milk or Half-n-Half
- 1 Can Eagle Brand
- 1 16 ou Container Cool Whip
- Prepare pudding according to package directions with 3 cups milk. Refrigerate until set.
- Line bottom of mason jar with small, Nilla wafers.
- Top the Nilla wafers with a layer of sliced bananas.(approximately 5 slices.)
- When pudding is set, fold in Eagle Brand and 12 ou. Cool Whip. Make sure to reserve approximately 4 ounces of the Cool Whip. Refrigerate 10 minutes.
- Top layer of bananas with layer of pudding.
- Top pudding with a layer of Cool Whip.
- Repeat layers. Add a few crushed Nilla Wafers to the last layer of Cool Whip.
- Cut circles of fabric and place over lid of the Mason Jar. Add the ring to seal fabric on the jar. Hint: I just used the lid from the Cool Whip container as my template for the circle.
- Tie a ribbon around the jar and secure the wooden spoon to the side of the jar with the ribbon.
- Keep refrigerated until ready to serve.