A week ago I promised you some banana pudding, Elvis's favorite dessert. Well, I finally had a day to myself where I could actually get in the kitchen without the "Honey, want to go to Lowes?", or "Mom, I've got so much to do, could you please throw my work clothes in the washer for me?" You know how it goes. My family always comes first. Whether it's a trip to Lowes or helping my daughter go through her closet to make space for that shopping spree she just went on.
Anyway, since they're both out of the house today and I'll also have some more time tomorrow I thought I'd make pudding. Banana pudding and white chocolate with strawberries pudding for today. Tomorrow I'll try my hand at some mango cream with almond cookies and some coconut pudding with pineapple and shortbread cookies.
So, before my alone time is up, here's a belated Elvis Banana Pudding and a most delicious White Chocolate Pudding. Love you guys.
1 box vanilla wafers
1 box instant vanilla pudding
1-teaspoon vanilla extract or 1 tablespoon vanilla vodka
½ cup Cool Whip
3 bananas, sliced thinly
¼ cup crushed vanilla wafers
Prepare vanilla pudding according to instructions. Add 1-teaspoon vanilla extract to the pudding and mix well. Allow to set about 5 to 10 minutes. Fold Cool Whip into the prepared vanilla pudding.
Start layering either in a large trifle bowl or in individual dessert glasses. Start with a layer of wafers. Top with banana slices. Add a layer of pudding. Continue layering until you reach the top. Add a topping of whipped cream and sprinkle with crushed wafers. Chill until serving time.
White Chocolate-Strawberry Pudding
1 box mini Pepperidge Farm Chocolate Chessman cookies
1 box instant white chocolate pudding
1-tablespoon chocolate vodka
½ cup Cool Whip
Strawberries, sliced thinly, leave a couple whole for garnish
¼ cup crushed chessman cookies
Prepare white-chocolate pudding according to instructions. Add 1-tablespoon chocolate vodka to the pudding and mix well. Allow to set about 5 to 10 minutes. Fold Cool Whip into the prepared pudding.
Start layering either in a large trifle bowl or in individual dessert glasses. Start with a layer of chessman cookies. Top with strawberry slices. Add a layer of pudding. Continue layering until you reach the top. Add a strawberry that you have cut and fanned out to the top sprinkle with crushed cookies. Chill until serving time.