Banana Pudding Squares

616  Ratings
  • 30 min prep
  • 3 hr 30 min total
  • Makes 24 servings.

Luscious layers of cookie crust, whipped topping, creamy pudding, and chocolate in a dessert that's better-for-you? There's nothing uncool about these squares.

Banana Pudding Squares Recipe

Ingredients

  • 35 Reduced Fat NILLA Wafers, finely crushed (about 1-1/4 cups)
  • 1/4 cup margarine, melted
  • 1 pkg. (8 oz.) Neufchatel cheese, softened
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tub (8 oz.) COOL WHIP Sugar Free Whipped Topping, thawed, divided
  • 3 bananas, sliced
  • 2 pkg. (1 oz. each) vanilla fat-free sugar-free instant pudding mix
  • 3 cups cold fat-free milk
  • 1/2 oz. semi-sweet baking chocolate, grated

Instructions

  • Mix  wafer crumbs and margarine; press onto bottom of 13x9-inch dish. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Beat  Neufchatel and sugar in medium bowl with whisk until blended. Stir in 1-1/2 cups COOL WHIP; spread over crust. Top with bananas.
  • Beat  pudding mixes and milk with whisk 2 min.; spread over bananas. Top with remaining COOL WHIP and chocolate. Refrigerate 3 hours.

Recipe Tips

How to Evenly Spread COOL WHIP over DessertStir remaining COOL WHIP gently in tub until creamy; spoon small dollops over dessert. Use small metal spatula to spread COOL WHIP over dessert.

How to Easily Remove Dessert from DishLine dish with foil before using, with ends of foil extending over sides of dish. Use foil handles to remove chilled dessert from dish before cutting to serve.

Makeover - How We Did ItWe've made over this favorite dessert to save you 80 calories and 13g of fat per serving compared to the traditional recipe. We used Reduced Fat NILLA Wafers and margarine instead of flour, butter and peanuts for the crust. In addition, we cut the amount of sugar and chocolate in half and used better-for-you products in the creamy layers. These simple changes result in a great-tasting dessert that can save you both fat and calories.

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Nutrition Information

Makes 24 servings.
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Carb Choices

1

Diet Exchange

1 Starch,1 Fat

Nutrition Notes

Since this great-tasting dessert is made with better-for-you products, it can fit into your overall healthful eating plan.

Nutrition per serving:

    • Calories 130 
    • Total fat 7 g
    • Saturated fat 3 g
    • Cholesterol 5 mg
    • Sodium 200 mg
    • Carbohydrate 17 g
    • Dietary fiber 1 g
    • Total sugars 9 g
    •     Includes added sugars n/a
    • Protein 2 g
    • Vitamin A 6 %DV
    • Vitamin C 2 %DV
    • Vitamin D n/a
    • Calcium 6 %DV
    • Iron 0 %DV
    • Potassium n/a
    • n/a indicates that data is not available

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