My son needed to create a dessert for his cooking class TONIGHT (you know how that goes) so this is what we came up with based on what we had in our cupboards. We started with the pudding and then thought about adding bananas, then the crust idea, but we didn’t want to do a pie… it just all came together. These little parfaits turned out delicious!
Banana Pudding Parfaits
1 box vanilla pudding (5 oz)
3 cups milk
1 or 2 bananas, sliced
1 sleeve graham crackers (around 9 whole crackers)
1 TB granulated sugar
3 TB butter, melted
Make the pudding according to the package directions. Put in the refrigerator.
Put the graham crackers in a plastic bag and pound with a rolling pin to make crumbs. (Or put the crackers in a food processor.) Pour the crumbs in a small bowl. Melt the butter and add to the crackers with the sugar. Mix well.
Slice one banana. Slice more if needed.
Put about one tablespoon of the graham cracker mixture at the bottom of each parfait glass. Parfait glasses vary in size so use your own judgement. Put a few tablespoons of pudding on top of the crumbs. Layer a few sliced bananas, then more pudding on top of that. Put one slice of banana on the top vertically, then sprinkle with flaked coconut and more graham cracker crumbs. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
*We didn't have any whipped cream, but a nice swirl of cream on top with the banana slice stuck in it, would be lovely.