Monday, July 7, 2014

Banana Nutter-Butter Trifle

I love trifle.  I find it to be one of those desserts that can be super simple, but at the same time creative and delicious.  In the past, I've only ever made one other kind of trifle (Death by Chocolate).  My sister-in-law makes it all the time, and it's a combination of chocolate cake, chocolate pudding, cool whip, and toffee bits.  I have to admit that when I've made this, I've always used whipped cream, which I like better than cool whip, but to each her own, right?

Well, I have done research in the past for other trifle recipes, but I never branched out and tried something new.  Well shame on me.  This past weekend, we celebrated the 4th of July on the 5th of July (mainly because the entire East Coast was plagued by tropical storms and we were rained out on the 4th).  We had two different parties to go to, and at the first, I tried a dessert that was absolutely DE-licious!!!

Now the dessert that was at the party was not a trifle, it was just all mixed together.  But being me, I decided that I would make it in trifle form, and no one was disappointed!!  We went to my mom's for dinner on Sunday and I brought this along, and it was an instant hit.  Combine that with the easiness factor, and I think it will become a regular summertime dessert!

Banana Nutter-Butter Trifle
Banana Nutter-Butter Trifle

3 pkgs Instant Banana Pudding
1 1/2 tubs cool whip
6 bananas
1 pkg Nutter Butter Cookies

The Method
Make the pudding according to package directions and refrigerate for the allotted amount of time.  Once completely set, add in the defrosted cool whip.  Mix well and set aside.

Crumble the Nutter Butter Cookies by putting them all in a large zip-lock bag and giving them a good whack.  I use my rolling pin and it's great for getting out any frustrations.  If you don't want to do it using this method, just crush the cookies with your hands.

Slice the bananas about 1/4" thick.

Assemble the trifle by alternating the layers of ingredients:  Pudding, Bananas, Nutter Butters, Pudding, etc.  Make sure to end the top with bananas and Nutter Butters so that everyone can see what is inside!  If so inclined, top the top with a dollop of cool whip.

And done.

Refrigerate before serving, and enjoy!!
(Note:  The recipe I am sharing is for a large trifle bowl.  If you want to make less, just cut the recipe accordingly)


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