Banana Pudding Brownies

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These delicious Banana Pudding Brownies are an easy, rich dessert that everyone is sure to enjoy! Made with cream cheese and brownie mix, this recipe makes 12 servings, so it’s perfect for a crowd.

A square of the banana pudding brownie.

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How Else Can I Use Banana Pudding Mix?

If you have some extra banana pudding mix, there are lots of ways to use it in the kitchen! The cornstarch in the pudding mix will help make cakes fluffier, and you can also use pudding mix in frostings, ice cream, cookies, and fudge. It’s the perfect secret ingredient for all your dessert needs!

Why This Banana Pudding Brownie Recipe is a Keeper

You’ll love this easy recipe for gooey brownies topped with creamy banana pudding. Here are some reasons why you’ll love these banana pudding brownies:

  • Simple Ingredients: The ingredients for this pudding brownie recipe are super easy, with many of them likely already in your kitchen.
  • Family Friendly: Kids will love making these chewy brownies, almost as much as they’ll love eating them!
  • 20 Minute Prep: It only takes twenty minutes to prepare these delicious banana brownies.

If you’re looking for more delicious dessert recipes, try these Easy Homemade Brownies, Cake Mix Strawberry Brownies, and Strawberry Lemon Blondies.

What is the Difference Between a Blondies and a White Chocolate Brownie?

A side view of the chocolate treat.

While brownies are made with chocolate, blondies are typically made with brown butter and sugar. Blondies may have a lighter color, hence the name, but they’re not made with white chocolate.

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Ingredient Notes for Chocolate Banana Pudding Brownies

This recipe is so much better than traditional brownies because it has all the classic flavors of banana pudding and decadent brownies.

  • Brownie Mix: A box brownie mix will have all the dry ingredients you need- flour, sugar, baking powder, etc. You can make your own brownies from scratch as well.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream: Gives the brownies their rich texture.
  • Banana Pudding Mix: Use instant pudding mix for this recipe. To add banana flavor.

See the recipe card below for a complete list of the ingredients with measurements.

Variations and Substitutions for Banana Pudding Blondies Brownies

  • Nuts: Top your brownies with nuts, like pecans or crushed walnuts. For the ultimate banana pudding brownie recipe.
  • Vanilla Pudding: Don’t like banana pudding flavor? Try vanilla pudding mix instead.

How to Make Classic Banana Pudding Brownies

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These are the basic steps for making banana pudding brownies. Refer to the full, printable recipe card below for detailed instructions.

Creaming together the banana pudding layer.

Step 1: Prep

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare the brownie mix according to the directions on the box with a hand mixer in a medium mixing bowl.

Step 2: Layer Brownie Batter

Once the brownie batter has been mixed, layer it in a well greased 9×9 baking dish and spread it evenly.

Step 3: Banana Pudding Mixture and Cream Cheese Mixture

In a large mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, eggs, heavy whipping cream, and milk and add a box of banana pudding mix. Mix well, until the mixture is smooth.

Making the brownie layer.

Step 4: Bake

Add the banana pudding mixture on top of the brownie batter, spreading it evenly. Next, place vanilla wafer cookies on top. Bake in the oven for 40-50 minutes, or until cooked through. Remove from the oven and let rest until the brownies are completely cooled.

Assembling the banana pudding brownie and putting the cookie on top.

Banana Brownie Dessert Recipe FAQs

When you take the brownies out of the oven, insert a toothpick or fork. If it comes out clean, your brownies are fully cooked.

Metal pans are recommended, as they will conduct heat and give your brownies crispy edges.

Refrigerate and store leftover brownies in an airtight container, or cover with aluminum foil.

An angled view of the brownie with banana topping.

Expert Tips for Making Banana Pudding Brownies

This recipe is so much better than your banana cake mix or even desserts like banana cream pie. It is such a delicious banana pudding brownie recipe.

  • Room-Temperature Cream Cheese: Cream cheese at room temperature will be much easier to mix into the brownie batter for this banana dessert.
  • Topping: Top these delicious fudgy brownies with a dollop of whipped cream or cool whip. You can also try banana slices or chocolate chips in addition to the nilla wafer cookies.
  • Extract: For a touch of extra flavor, add some banana extract or vanilla extract.
  • Chips: add chips to the batter for even more flavor and compliment the chewy texture.

What to Serve with Banana Pudding Brownies

A square of the banana pudding brownie.
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Banana Pudding Brownies

Yield: 12 servings
Prep: 20 minutes
These Banana Pudding Brownies are an easy, rich dessert that everyone is sure to enjoy! Made with cream cheese and brownie mix, this recipe makes 12 servings, so it’s perfect for a crowd.
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Equipment

Ingredients

  • 18 ounces Brownie Mix, 1 box
  • 6 ounces Cream Cheese, softened
  • 5.9 ounces Instant Banana Pudding, 1 box
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • ¼ Cup Heavy Whipping Cream
  • ¼ Cup Milk
  • Vanilla Wafers

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Prepare brownie mix according to the directions on the box.
  • Layer the brownie batter in a greased 9×9 baking dish.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine the cream cheese, banana pudding mix, eggs, heavy whipping cream, and milk. Blend the mixture until smooth.
  • Spread the pudding mix over the brownie batter.
  • Top with vanilla wafer cookies, and bake for 40-50 minutes until cooked through.

Expert Tips

  • Room-Temperature Cream Cheese: Cream cheese at room temperature will be much easier to mix into the brownie batter for this banana dessert.
  • Topping: Top these delicious fudgy brownies with a dollop of whipped cream or cool whip. You can also try banana slices or chocolate chips in addition to the nilla wafer cookies.
  • Extract: For a touch of extra flavor, add some banana extract or vanilla extract.
  • Chips: add chips to the batter for even more flavor and compliment the chewy texture.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 286kcal | Carbohydrates: 48g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.003g | Cholesterol: 35mg | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 65mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 33g | Vitamin A: 128IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 64mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American

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