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Banana Pudding Dip

This easy Banana Pudding Dip recipe is a twist on one of the all-time quintessential Southern desserts. It comes together in a snap and can be served with nilla wafers, Chessmen cookies or graham crackers for dipping.

Banana Pudding Dip

Easy Banana Pudding Dip Recipe

This dessert is so easy it takes fruit dips to a whole new level. How do you make Banana Pudding Dip? This dip recipe is designed to be easy so it begins with instant pudding whipped with half and half for extra creaminess.  Add in Neufchatel cream cheese and a heaping helping of  mini marshmallows mixing to combine. Next, fold in whipped topping, bananas and vanilla extract then chill until serving.

Banana Pudding Dip

How to Make the Best Banana Pudding Dip Recipe

This easy dip recipe is a fantastic option to add to the menu especially handy when you’re plans include several desserts. Two bites desserts give the sweets fans the opportunity to try several whether it’s for game day snacks, the holidays or picnics alongside cookies and brownies.

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make homemade Banana Pudding Dip: One box instant vanilla pudding mix, one box instant banana pudding mix, half and half or whole milk, Neufchatel cheese or plain cream cheese, vanilla extract, bananas, nilla wafers, mini marshmallows, frozen whipped topping.
  • Kitchen gadgets you’ll need: A stand mixer or a hand mixer, a large bowl, rubber spatula or spoon for stirring, measuring cups and spoons, a sharp knife and cutting board.
  • I prefer the flavor of mixing vanilla and banana flavored pudding mix. The vanilla balances the banana flavor.
  • Why marshmallows? This dip is a riff on fluff recipes and the marshmallows add texture to the dip. They soften and become fluffy little pockets of sweetness.
  • If you like, you could dip any cookie into this Banana Pudding Dip. Graham crackers could work, shortbread cookies or Chessmen cookies from Pepperidge Farm.
  • I recommend making this dessert several hours prior to serving it, rather than days ahead of time. Keep it in an airtight container chilled in the refrigerator to prevent premature browning of the bananas. Make a special effort to ensure all of the bananas are hidden in the pudding.
  • Store Banana Pudding Dip in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days.
  • More Banana Pudding Desserts from the recipe index: Meringue topped Old Fashioned Banana Pudding and fusion cake Banana Pudding Cream Cheese Pound Cake.  For tailgating and picnics you can’t go wrong with my Banana Pudding Cupcakes. If you’re looking to really “wow” your family and friends my mile high three layer Banana Pudding Layer Cake is a show stopper.

Banana Pudding Dip in a bowl with vanilla wafers

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Banana Pudding Dip

Prep Time15 minutes
4 hours
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: banana-pudding-dip
Servings: 30 bite size servings
Calories: 134kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • 1 3.4 oz box instant banana pudding
  • 1 3.4 oz box instant vanilla pudding
  • 3 cups half & half
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 8 oz block Neufchatel or regular cream cheese, softened
  • 4 medium bananas cubed
  • 3 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1 8 oz frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/2 cup roughly crushed vanilla wafers
  • Whole vanilla wafers for dipping


  • Using a stand or hand mixer whip together both pudding mixes with the half and half and vanilla until thickened but still pourable.
  • Add the softened cream cheese and continue to whip until completely smooth.
  • By hand, mix in the banana clunks, marshmallows, 2/3 whipped topping and crushed vanilla wafers. Reserve 1 Tbsp crushed vanilla wafers to sprinkle on top.
  • Pour into a serving dish and frost the top with the remaining whipped topping.
  • Garnish with vanilla wafer crumbs.
  • Refrigerate covered for 2-4 hours before serving with whole vanilla wafers for dipping.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 134kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 159mg | Potassium: 90mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 12g | Vitamin A: 96IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. When cutting bananas using a plastic knife bananas will not brown so quick instead of a metal knife. L do and it does work well.

  2. Many of your recipies I have read look incredibly delicious but I am a diabetic and have high blood pressure so I have to watch my intake of sugar and salt but do not see any nutrition info. Am I overlooking it or do you not provide it? Many times both salt and sugar are hidden by manufacturers in ingredients. Thank you.

    1. Hi Thomas, while we don’t have info entered in every recipe you will find it at the bottom of the recipe card in some as a courtesy. See disclosure here. These values should be considered as estimates and it’s important for you to have your own way to calculate this using one of the 1000’s of free online apps, for any recipe that you choose to use. An example, is this free calculator on My Fitness Pal. Suffice it to say, this recipe is not diabetic friendly.

  3. 5 stars
    Easy and quite the crowd pleaser. I serve it with a variety of cookies. Although, I make it very close to serving time as bananas just don’t last long – kind of like avocados.
    Even my 20 something nephew asked for the recipe!

  4. Just made this for the first time and it is delicious. I had bananas that were ripe and mushed perfectly into this dip. Very flavorful. Enjoy!

  5. If I make it tonight, to eat tomorrow.. will the wafers and marshmallows get soggy and bananas turn brown?

  6. Could this be made with whipped cream instead of whipped topping? I have a daughter-in-law that is allergic to all things coconut. Whipped topping is made with coconut oil.

    1. Sure, or you could leave them out. This variation is a dip and meant to be fun hence the mini marshmallows for texture.

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