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Double-Decker Banana Cups Recipe

Double-Decker Banana Cups Recipe

In Calgary, Alberta, Patricia Kinsella prepares these petite parfaits by layering a vanilla pudding mixture with sliced bananas and graham cracker crumbs. They make a speedy dessert or sweet snack.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 cup cold fat-free milk
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 cup reduced-fat whipped topping
  • 1 cup thinly sliced firm bananas
  • 4 teaspoons graham cracker crumbs
  • 4 maraschino cherries with stems


  • 1. In a bowl, whisk together milk and pudding for 2 minutes. Fold in whipped topping. Refrigerate for at least 5 minutes.
  • 2. Divide half of pudding mixture among four dessert dishes. Top with half of the banana slices and remaining pudding mixture. Sprinkle with crumbs. Top each with the remaining banana slices and garnish with a cherry. Serve immediately. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 193 calories, 2g fat (2g saturated fat), 1mg cholesterol, 350mg sodium, 40g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1/2 fruit.

Reviews for Double-Decker Banana Cups

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suzannewolber User ID: 7063585 56369
Reviewed Feb. 15, 2013

"Excellent. Used 2 cups of milk for the pudding, and 1 cup of the whipped topping. Found it to be creamier,less concentrated."

patbu User ID: 7066228 56368
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"This dessert was quick and easy to make and everyone liked it."

slbarton User ID: 3691085 51247
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"My whole family LOVED this!!!"

Jean Olson User ID: 1894495 90823
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"Very good, easy, and looks fancy. This is good enough for guests!"

Firstlady03 User ID: 5456388 131028
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"I took a chance and made this for our granddaughters, one of which always declared that she didn't like pudding. I knew she liked fruit, however so decorated the top with assorted berries. They both absolutely loved it."

joyisaacs User ID: 6831209 51198
Reviewed Feb. 7, 2013

"I used banana pudding and light whipped cream. I can't believe my child actually ate the banana slices! It's a miracle!!"

Pugmom59 User ID: 6991456 129677
Reviewed Feb. 5, 2013

"quick, easy and delicious. This is such a wonderful dessert to make at the last minute and everbody really enjoys it"

daisey5 User ID: 146806 131026
Reviewed Feb. 4, 2013

"These were so good. I also used fat free cool whip."

siamcrab User ID: 5732186 51196
Reviewed Feb. 3, 2013


claxing User ID: 7075034 90820
Reviewed Feb. 1, 2013

"I already make this dessert in a 9x13 pan, but I add crushed pineapple with the layer of banana and sometimes add coconut to the whipped cream. I use cooked vanilla pudding instead of instant.. (works better with the pineapple) My co-workers love it"

chelsea209 User ID: 3926371 56359
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"Besides delicious, this is a kid-friendly recipe. I made something very similar to this several times with my grandkids and with my niece and nephew when they were all younger. I let them decide if they wanted the fat-free cool whip separate or mixed in. They used my Pampered Chef crinkle plug intended, but now you know for sure what it slice the bananas. Then....and they liked this part!...we put a few reduced-fat vanilla wafers in a sandwich bag and they took turns smacking it with the smooth side of the meat tenderizer hammer to make crumbs to sprinkle on top. We also used strawberries once instead of cherries. Everyone wanted seconds! Thanks for sharing!"

tylero96 User ID: 7101391 137848
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"I've been making this very recipe for years now! Very very good and easy! I used fat free cool whip instead of normal to reduce the already low fat dessert!!"

sylvette2849 User ID: 5673021 66717
Reviewed Jan. 31, 2013

"My mom made these for me when I was a kid,

now I'm 38! For those who don't bake much, it is super-easy!"

ANA1982 User ID: 7100832 143940
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2013

"Delicious and very easy to make"

TexasCookie User ID: 4277703 57142
Reviewed Oct. 20, 2012

"Tasty, simple & quick! Perfect for week night meals."

WholeNewMommy User ID: 6642793 131016
Reviewed Apr. 14, 2012

"I found this in a cookbook I bought a few years back and I just made it tonight for my kids. They loved it so I had a bite and it is delicious. I will most definitely be making this in the future. I have also pinned it so my friends will like it as well!"

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