These Banana Pudding Dream Bars take your favorite banana pudding to the next level with an Oreo layer, fresh bananas, and a sweet cream cheese layer. For the whipped topping, you can use my recipe for Stabilized Whipped Cream or buy whipped topping at the store.
Do you love banana desserts?
I sure do!
If so, then I’m pretty sure you’re going to go nuts for this easy banana dessert recipe.
I remember my grandmother making a really delicious banana cream pie when I was little, but THIS is much better than that ever was!!
SAVE THIS NO BAKE BANANA DREAM BARS RECIPE TO YOUR FAVORITE PINTEREST BOARD!
OH, MY GOODNESS!!
It certainly was not easy for me to stop eating it.
It’s full of banana flavor, but not too overpowering.
This no bake dessert is just one in a growing number of my dream bar recipes.
There’s something for everyone!
The original Chocolate Peanut Butter Dream Bars were the ones that started my fixation on this incredibly easy dessert.
These were followed by number of others including Strawberry Cheesecake Dream Bars, Oreo Pudding Dream Bars, Chocolate Mint Dream Bars, Orange Creamsicle Dream Bars, Circus Animal Cookie Dream Bars, Peanut Butter Cookie Dough Dream Bars, No Bake Pumpkin Dream Bars, Red Velvet Cherry Dream Bars, Easy No Bake Turtle Dream Bars, and my latest just for the adults – Irish Cream Dream Bars.
These Dream Bar recipes have been some of THE most popular recipes here at 365 Days of Baking and More.
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Looking for more great banana desserts or tasty banana recipes?
I’ve got them!
You can make this Banana Split Ice Cream Cake or you can even make Banana Splits for Dinner with Homemade Hot Fudge Sauce!
I certainly won’t tell. 😉
Then of course, I have a large collection of banana bread recipes because duh, ultimate comfort food!
One of my most popular is this Brown Butter Rum Banana Bread – love, love, LOVE!!
Of course, there are others.
Add a little protein to your morning slice with this, Quinoa Banana Bread.
Chocolate is always a favorite and you can’t go wrong with this Double Chocolate Banana Bread.
Want different flavors? I’ve got Blueberry Banana Bread, Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, and Chai Banana Bread.
AND, there are even more banana recipes!
Just head to the search bar up at the top of the post and type in banana.
- 28 Golden Oreos with filling, divided
- 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 3 bananas divided
- 4 ounces cream cheese room temperature
- 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 8 ounces Cool Whip divided, can also use i recipe of my stabilized whipped cream
- 3.9 ounce package instant banana pudding
- 1 1/2 cups milk *See Note
In a blender or food processor, finely crush 20 of the Oreo cookies.
Put the butter into a medium microwavable bowl, and place into the microwave for 30 seconds or until completely melted.
Add the cookies to the butter and mix until well moistened. Press into an ungreased 8 X 8-inch baking dish.
Place into the freezer to chill for at least 30 minutes.
Mix the package of pudding with the 1 1/2 cups of milk in a small bowl.
- Mash one of the bananas.
- In a mixing bowl, cream the mashed banana and cream cheese. Add in the confectioners’ sugar, and vanilla and mix thoroughly.
Fold in 1 cup of the Cool Whip or stabilized whipped cream, and mix until well blended.
Slice the two remaining bananas and place over the cooled crust.
- Place dollops of the cream cheese mixture over the bananas and with an offset spatula, gently spread to completely cover.
Evenly spread the pudding over the cream cheese mixture.
- Top with the remaining Cool Whip.
- Refrigerate for at least two hours.
Place the 8 remaining Oreos into a plastic bag and crush. Sprinkle on top of the bars before serving.
This recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups of milk, not the 2 cups of milk called for on the package of pudding. Use only the 1 1/2 cups. It will create a thicker pudding, perfect for slicing.
I really think all the monkeys in your life are going to like this dessert. Let me know.
I’d love to hear your feedback!
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This post has been updated with pictures and has an updated recipe as of 3/5/21.