Banana Cream Brownie Dessert Recipe
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Banana Cream Brownie Dessert Recipe

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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
MAKES:12-15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 12-15 servings


  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13x9-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

Nutritional Facts

1 piece: 479 calories, 23g fat (8g saturated fat), 29mg cholesterol, 349mg sodium, 66g carbohydrate (46g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.


  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.
Originally published as Banana Cream Brownie Dessert in Quick Cooking November/December 2002, p31

Sweet White Wine

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

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luigimon User ID: 1692040 88915
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!"

KGosh User ID: 6110951 118315
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!"

youaregettingonmylastnerve User ID: 4644496 60008
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."

beakiebean User ID: 5375435 120261
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."

Sascha18 User ID: 4667359 44845
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?"

michelleashley85 User ID: 5346957 38926
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."

akoehler79 User ID: 2893559 36691
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."

CaliJo User ID: 1587059 38920
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"

Buttertart User ID: 1547 118225
Reviewed Aug. 25, 2008

"Try using whipped cream."

t-macka User ID: 1174815 65598
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.


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