Friday, May 11, 2012

Banana Cream Pie in a Jar

 I was experimenting in the kitchen yesterday because well, that's what I do for fun at my house.  lol  I came up with an idea and to see if it worked I gave it to a friend for her Mother's day gift.  Well, not only did she and her children love it, but she declared it "Meth-in-a-Jar".  So I guess the stuff is pretty addicting  ;)  In all seriousness though, it's so easy, so delicious, and makes the most amazingly fluffy and nummy dessert it the world.  Shove it all in a pint mason jar and you can take it anywhere!  Have I convinced you enough to try it?  If not here's a picture of someone who was eating it....
Licked it Clean!

So now have I convinced you that you must try this RIGHT NOW?!  Well, okay.  Then I guess you'll need the recipe....

3-6 bananas
2 small boxes of instant Vanilla pudding
4 cups of milk
1 cube of butter
1 plastic package of Graham crackers (just one of the pre packaged ones you get out of the actual box)
15 Vanilla Wafers
1 pint Heavy Whipping Cream
1 bag semi sweet chocolate chips
1 handful of shredded sweetened coconut
3-6 spoonfuls Powdered sugar
5 pint size mason jars
2 Tbs. Lemon Juice

In a mixing bowl whisk your 2 boxes of pudding with all of your milk and then put in the fridge.
In a mixing bowl smash up your vanilla wafers, and graham crackers until really fine.  (I used a potato masher, but you can also use your food processor)
Throw in your handful of coconut and toss with your hands until it's well mixed.
Pour in you butter and mix together until everything is coated and when you pinch it, it sticks together.
Put a handful of the cracker mixture into the bottom of each mason jar and press down firmly with your hand.  Set aside.

With a double boiler (or a bowl over a pot of boiling water) melt your chocolate chips.  I used about 3/4 of the bag. 

When your chocolate is melted drizzle on top of the graham cracker crust until it's covered.  Then put those in the fridge to harden.
With an electric mixer whip 1 cup of your Heavy cream until stiff peaks form.  Add in 2 Tbs. powdered sugar.  Set the rest of the cream back in the fridge (you will use it later)

Pull your pudding out of the fridge because at this point it will be set.  Slowly fold in your whipped cream into the pudding until well combined.  Put back in the fridge.

When your chocolate has hardened, pull out your mason jars, pudding, and bananas.  Cut your bananas into slices and very lightly brush them with lemon juice (helps them to not turn brown).

On top of the chocolate in your mason jar put 1/2 of a cut up banana in.  Then put a massive scoop of the pudding mixture and then the other 1/2 of the banana slices.  This is how you layer it.  So, it goes 1. crust 2. chocolate 3. banana slices 4. pudding 5. banana slices and 6th will be more whipped cream.

After you have them filled put back in the fridge and whip the remaining cream.  Add 3-4 Tbs. powdered sugar and then put a dollup of whipped cream on top of each mason jar treat.  Put your lid on and it's finished.

Now as you can see, I had leftovers so I made 6 mini cupcake size of these too.  How you do that is 1.crust 2. chocolate 3. 1 banana slice 4. pudding 5. top with a banana slice.  No matter what you do or how you layer, you're going to LOVE this treat!  Happy Mother's Day!


  1. That seriously looks amaZING!!! I'm making these....right now!

  2. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.