Chessmen Banana Pudding Dessert is a Paula Deen twist on traditional banana pudding that many folks actually like far better. It is absolutely delicious!
Whenever I see Pepperidge Farm Chessmen Butter Cookies on sale at Publix, I stock up. I like to keep them on hand so that I can make this banana pudding at the drop of a hat.
This chessmen banana pudding is literally always a hit. I’ve never taken this anywhere that someone didn’t ask for the recipe. It can be thrown together in less than 15 minutes and is ready to serve after several hours in the fridge.
I’ve made this the day of a party as well as a day ahead. My preference is serving the same day, as I like the cookies to be crisp and crumbly. After 24 hours, the cookies will be softer. The dessert is good either way; just choose how you like your cookie to crumble:-)
For those who love banana pudding topped with Vanilla Wafers, by all means substitute them for the chessmen cookies. Another tasty twist you might try is using cheesecake instant pudding in place of vanilla. It is a bit richer and sweeter; we love it.
A note on bananas: I buy at least 8 ripe bananas even though I don’t use all of them, as there will be too-soft spots that have to be discarded. I end up using about 4 bananas, as I slice them very thinly and end up with a large amount. For day ahead puddings, it may be best to put lemon juice on banana slices to prevent browning.
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