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Banana Cream Brownie Dessert Recipe

Banana Cream Brownie Dessert Recipe

I always keep the ingredients for this extremely delicious dessert on hand because I make it quite often for potlucks and family gatherings. I'm always asked for the recipe. After one bite, you'll understand why. -Julie Nowakowski, LaSalle , Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling YIELD:12-15 servings


  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13-inch x 9-inch pan size)
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 3/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped, divided
  • 3 medium firm bananas
  • 1-2/3 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (5.1 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed


  • 1. Prepare brownie batter according to package directions for fudge-like brownies. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/4 cup peanuts. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • 2. Slice bananas; arrange in a single layer over brownies. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup chips and 1/4 cup peanuts.
  • 3. In a large bowl, beat milk and pudding mixes on low speed for 2 minutes. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over the top. Sprinkle with remaining chips and peanuts. Refrigerate until serving. Yield: 12-15 servings.

Reviews for Banana Cream Brownie Dessert

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Reviewed Mar. 22, 2014

"Ditto, KGosh......needs more banana. First thing my husband said was "Why didn't you use banana pudding?" I will make this again but with banana pudding!"

Reviewed Apr. 16, 2012

"Very good and very easy! It's always nice to find a delicious recipe that amps up boxed brownie mix. I think next time, though, I'll use banana cream pudding mix instead of vanilla. There wasn't quite enough banana flavor for me!"

Reviewed Apr. 11, 2012

"The recipe sounds wonderful. This note is to the poster from Australia who cannot find Cool Whip. May I suggest Dream Whip mix in a box. We used Dream Whip for years before Cool Whip came on the market. It is simple to make if you can find the product. Good luck."

Reviewed May. 4, 2011

"This is fantastic. The first time we had it I wasn't all the excited as I don't care for bananas or nuts but wow-this is the dessert to change my mind! Delish."

Reviewed Oct. 21, 2010

"Should the packages of instant vanilla pudding mix be 1.5 oz each or is it really 5.1 oz each?"

Reviewed Aug. 12, 2010

"I have made this dessert many times for holidays and just family get-togethers. It is always the first dessert to go."

Reviewed Dec. 27, 2009

"I've made this receipe several times. I have received nothing but kudos. There's usually not much of it left when I've made it for potlucks or family gatherings."

Reviewed Oct. 9, 2008

"You can use Heavy Whipping Cream or Half n Half....just whip it up and add sugar and a lil vanila"

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2008

"Try using whipped cream."

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2008

"I live in Australia and they don't sell frozen whipped topping here ...what can I use in place of this?? I emailed kraft and asked for them to try and promote cool whip over here but they weren't interested.


Reviewed Jul. 17, 2008

"It sounds very good, but to save on all those extra calories, what about using sugar free pudding and either sugar free whipped topping or light. I might try that. I will post my opinion later."

Reviewed May. 27, 2008

"Making the whole dessert from scratch might indeed be healthier, but some people, due to time constraints, do not have the time do all that. I frankly don't care for the taste of whipped cream, and it is an awful lot of added calories on top of the brownie."

Reviewed May. 5, 2008

"Making your own brownie mix and pudding is less expensive and will have a whole lot less unkind ingredients used to perserve the package as it sets on the shelf. Real whipping cream tastes a whole lot better too."

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Wine Pairings

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.