Friday, February 13, 2009

Mini-Banana Puddings

Mom's banana pudding is an early 99 Cent Chef sweet tooth memory. This dessert seemed so intricately handmade; a dessert of geometric design: evenly sliced circles of banana fanned out over a layer of crunchy round vanilla wafers and topped with sweet pudding. It is actually simple to build and makes a great party finishing dessert; just use The 99 Cent Chef's mini-banana pudding recipe.

All ingredients are found in 99c only Stores, but are inexpensive at any market. This dish is a real budget stretcher as four bananas, one box of vanilla wafers and a can of pudding will feed a dozen Oscar watching revelers! Of course, guest will eat them by the handful, so you could need more? The trick is to put a dollop of pudding on the flat side of the wafer and top with a banana slice; this makes it easy for your guest to pick it up. Try drizzling mini-banana puddings with chocolate syrup, or spray whipped cream on top with a Hershey Chocolate Kiss; how about getting trendy-restaurant-hip with a salty/sweet sprinkle of bacon bits!


The Chef will be serving Pita Pizzas and Mini-Banana Puddings at his Oscar viewing party this year; will you?

Ingredients (about 50 hors d'oeuvres)
  • 4 ripe bananas
  • 1 large 28oz. can of 99.99 cent vanilla creme pie filling (or package of instant pudding - follow box directions)
  • 1 box of 99.99 cent vanilla wafers
  • Extra toppings: whipped cream, caramel, chocolate syrup, a Hershey Kiss, or a sprinkling of bacon bits
Directions
Lay out vanilla wafers, flat side up, and add a dollop of vanilla or butterscotch pudding then top with a slice of banana. 


Extra toppings include whipped cream, chocolate sryup, caramel or a Hershey Kiss, and bacon bits (for Hershey Kiss or bacon bits, change stacking order and put pudding on top, so bacon bits and chocolate candy will stick).

3 comments:

The Fat Dietitian said...

those are so cute... I love it!

Vellum said...

That is one of the most ingenious ideas ever. I'm definitely going to use that sometime!

Danit said...

These look FABULOUS! By the way, I can't believe I've been in LA for 6 months now, and an AVID 99cents only shopper...and I only now came across your blog!

You are clearly going up on my blogroll cause I think you're my new favorite person!

Woo Cheap Things!! Check out my blog too!

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