Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Pudding Parfaits, Bananas Optional

Posted by on Tuesday, March 29th, 2011


Growing up in the south, banana pudding was a favorite treat prepared by both my Grandmothers.  I never met anyone who did not like banana pudding, until I met my husband.  During our courting days he agreed to eat a whole banana IF I would drink a glass of boiled custard.  I still owe him that glass of custard! And to this day, he refuses to eat a fresh banana.

Our firstborn inherited my husband’s “intolerance to bananas” gene.  What’s a southern gal to do if she can’t make banana pudding for the entire family? Well I’ve finally resolved the banana pudding dilemma at our house with a nuttery buttery twist on an old southern classic – banana pudding made with bite sized Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies – minus the bananas for those few non banana believers out there!  Bananas or not, I’ve found a new love!  I may never use vanilla wafers again.

  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1/4 cup plain flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups whole milk
  • 6 egg yolks, beaten
  • 1 Tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 package miniature Nabisco Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
  • 1 16 oz carton real whipping cream – whipped
  • 3-4 medium bananas (optional)

In top of double boiler combine the sugar, flour, and salt.  Stir in the milk.  Cook over boiling water until thickened, stirring constantly.  Remove from heat. Stir in 1/4 cup of sugar/milk mixture into the beaten egg yolks, then add egg yolk mixture to hot sugar/milk mixture in double boiler.  Cook over boiling water for another 5 minutes stirring constantly. Remove from heat and add vanilla extract.  Allow mixture to cool slightly.

Layer pudding with cookies and whipping cream (and banana slices if desired) in parfait glasses, saving some cream and cookies to for top garnish.  Chill and serve cold.

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3 Responses to “Nutter Butter Peanut Butter Pudding Parfaits, Bananas Optional”

  1. carolinaheartstringson 30 Mar 2011 at 9:19 am 1

    Tara, I wanted to tell you how wonderful that carrot cake looked. For some reason I could not link to the comment. I am making this for Easter. I cannot wait. This banana peanut butter parfait looks like a hit too. Great picture.

  2. taraon 31 Mar 2011 at 5:28 am 2

    Hey Carolina gal! Sorry you were unable to leave your comment on the Carrot Cake post. My teeneage son took the photo of the parfaits. His blog is Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Richardon 31 Mar 2011 at 5:55 am 3

    Hey Tara, Thanks for making the no-banana version! It really is delicious! Now about that boiled custard…