Faux Banana Cream Pie

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We have all kinds of derogatory names for this dessert that I won’t mention, because this is the best dessert ever and so easy! There was a mom who made this dessert for a Boy Scout event about five years ago and I have cursed her name since that fateful day. This dessert is the reason I have to go to boot camp four days a week- not really, but this dessert is incredible!

Try it and don’t worry that it seems like you are just using a bunch of packaged/artificial ingredients cuz you are, and it is good. That’s why God made Cool Whip anyway – for healthy desserts like this. This is the perfect breakfast food since it has bananas, cream cheese, and milk so don’t worry if you don’t finish the huge pan the day before, it is awesome for breakfast!

Melt butter in 9 x 13″ pan.Pour in the crushed graham crackers and sugar.

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Mix well,

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and then press into pan.

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Arrange sliced bananas on crust.

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Beat cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth…

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gradually beat in milk…

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and add pudding mixes.

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Beat until well blended – but don’t worry if you see some cream cheese globs, it’s fine.

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Spread pudding mixture over the banana slices.

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Spread Cool Whip over pudding.

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Refrigerate 3 hours or until ready to serve. It’s good the next day, but after a couple days the bananas start getting sort of funky, so eat it for breakfast!

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^^We took this picture the day after we made it, and you can see that some of the bananas are already turning a little brown- but that didn’t affect the taste of the dessert. 

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Faux Banana Cream Pie
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 1 1/2 packages, crushed in food processor)
2 T sugar
1/3 cup butter, melted
3 bananas, sliced
1 8 ounce package cream cheese, softened (I use low fat)
2 packages instant vanilla pudding, 4 serving size
3 1/2 cups milk ( I use 1%)
1 8 ounce tub Cool Whip, thawed

Melt butter in 9 x 13″ pan. Pour in the crushed graham crackers and sugar. Mix well and then press into pan. Arrange sliced bananas on crust. Beat cream cheese in a large bowl until smooth, gradually beat in milk and pudding mixes. Beat until well blended – but don’t worry if you see some cream cheese globs, it’s fine. Spread pudding mixture over the banana slices. Spread Cool Whip over pudding. Refrigerate 3 hours or until ready to serve. It’s good the next day, but after a couple days the bananas start getting sort of funky, so eat it for breakfast!

tags: dessert, sweets, Cool Whip, bananas, cream cheese, pie, graham crackers

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