It’s Easter! Sure, it’s a time of pastel colors, and hidden boiled eggs that you forgot all about until three weeks later. But it’s also a time for adorable Easter treats. Like this Easter Banana Pudding!!
This year the whole family is getting together at the clubhouse of the neighborhood my sister lives in. And since everyone in my family eats so diverse, we’ve all come to a… rhythm if you will, of who brings what, so that all of our bases are covered. My oldest sister eats very healthy and organic foods and her husband has a very restricted diet, so together they usually bring some of the side dishes and some drinks that let’s just say aren’t meant for the kids. My other sister is a vegetarian but her husband loves to cook so they typically provide a main course as well as a hearty side dish. My momma can make one heck of a cheeseball, which is a must for any holiday in this family. As for us? Well Doug was highly requested to make his Doug’s Almost Famous Salsa, which I have to share the recipe with you guys. I will typically force him to make it for me about 3 times a month. And each batch lasts about a week. Just know… it’s delicious and fresh and nothing could be better. But me? I bring the desserts. It’s my favorite thing to make for a party and I love getting creative.
Enter… the Easter Banana Pudding!!!
It was a big hit with the family and they kept mentioning how adorable the eggs were in their “nests”. The jars I used were the perfect size and portion. This is a rich dessert so smaller portions are better or you’ll have a lot of waste and left overs. The latter of which is never good for my love handles.
This recipe is so easy, and the assembly doesn’t have to be complicated at all. And if you’ve made any kind of pudding before… you’re already a master.
Let me know if you make these adorable treats with a comment below!!
- 1 package of graham crackers
- 1 stick of butter (1/2 cup)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 2 packages of banana or vanilla pudding
- 4 cups milk
- Nilla Wafers
- 4 bananas
- Mini Eggs or other chocolate eggs
- 8 small glass containers
- To make the crumble, place your graham crackers in a zip lock bag and beat with a rolling pin. Or if you have a food processor, pulse until coarse. Pour your graham crumbles into a bowl and add the sugar. Chop your butter into small pieces and kneed the ingredients together with your hands until combined. The consistency should be crumbly.
- Pour two packages of instant pudding into a mixing bowl. You can use vanilla or banana pudding. I used banana. Add four cups of cold milk and whisk for 2-5 minutes until it becomes thick. You can use it at this point but I put mine in the fridge for a bit to set even more.
- Take your crumbles and spoon a little of the mixture into the bottom of your glasses. Reserve half for the topping. Next, layer a little of your pudding. Take 2 or 3 nilla wafers and place them upright in the pudding, against the side of the glasses. slice a few pieces of banana and drop on top of pudding. Layer more pudding, nilla wafers and banana. Top your cups with the remaining graham crumble and place three of your mini eggs on top to create a "nest".