Food by the Howells for the Howells...

Food by the Howells for the Howells...and anybody remotely related to a Howell, or who may have met a Howell at one point in their life, or...yeah, pretty-much anybody.

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Creamy Banana Dessert

I got this recipe from my Aunt JoLynn, who is a peach of a person and a wonderful cook. I love to visit her because I know I'll get a great dose of her dry humor and a heaping dose of good food. This dessert is so utterly fantastic, I could eat it every day of my life. Give it a try! You won't be sorry!

Creamy Banana Dessert
1/2 cup margarine or butter
1 cup flour
2 Tbsp. sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Mix crust ingredients together until crumbly and press into bottom of 9x13 glass dish. Bake 15 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool.

8 oz. cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
1 cup Cool Whip from 12 oz. container
2-3 large bananas
2 small packages of vanilla pudding (I used one vanilla and one banana cream)
3 cups milk

Mix the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and Cool Whip. Spread over cool crust. Top with cut bananas. Prepare the vanilla pudding with the package mixes and milk. Pour over the bananas. Refrigerate and let set. Spread with remaining Cool Whip and sprinkle with nuts if desired.