Slices of fresh strawberries and bananas layered with vanilla pudding and graham cracker crumbs for a simple yet delicious no bake dessert in a jar, a slight twist to the classic banana pudding pie.
I hope you guys had a wonderful Mother’s Day weekend filled with lots of fun surprises and delicious foods, especially for all the mothers out there. I’ll share some of my weekend photos in another one of my “Life of a Wallflower” posts. =)
Have I mentioned that I am obsessed with desserts in jar? They’re so cute!
Technically, this isn’t my first dessert recipe in a jar. That would be my Vanilla Green Tea Pudding. However, this is the first layered dessert I’ve made and I’m so excited to share the recipe with you!
There’s something about layered desserts that’s just so darn cute and tasty. Every bite that you take is a completely different experience. No? Maybe it’s just me then? I like taking small bites to savor my dessert so I slowly make my way down each layer. So every bite will be different!
This Strawberry Banana Pudding Pie is filled with so much flavor and fresh fruits. It’s perfect for a simple every day kind of indulgence or even for special occasions.
First, make the vanilla pudding. You can find directions for this by taking out the green tea powder from my Vanilla Green Tea Pudding recipe. Allow the pudding to cool, but make sure to stir every once in awhile to keep the pudding smooth. When I first tasted the pudding, I was a little worried that I made it too sweet. You might too. But interestingly, after the pudding chills in the refrigerator, the sweetness seems to fade.
While the pudding cools, crush four sheets of graham crackers in a bag until they become fine like crumbs.
Cut the strawberries and bananas into thin slices.
In a small jar or glass cup, place about 3 tablespoons of the graham cracker crumbs at the bottom. This will be the crust of your pies. Depending on the size of your jar or cup, you might have to add more or less graham crackers crumbs. You’ll want it to be about half a centimeter in height. And I highly recommend using a container made of glass, that way you can see the different layers in your dessert =)
Next, place about 2 tablespoons of vanilla pudding on top of the graham cracker layer. Make sure that the pudding is spread evenly.
Next, add the bananas.
If you like a classic banana pudding pie, then just repeat the three layers until you reach near the top.
Once you place the pie in the jar in the refrigerator to chill, the strong flavor of banana will seep into the pudding. You don’t need to add any extra flavor to the pudding for this to happen.
If you want to try my version of pudding pie, top the banana slices with strawberries.
Continue the four layers until you almost reach the top, or to the height that you like.
Sprinkle extra graham cracker crumbs on top.
Place the jars or glasses into the refrigerator and allow the pudding pies to chill for about 30 minutes to an hour. The flavors will have enhanced.
Serve the desserts cold.
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