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Nutter Butter Banana Pudding Trifle

Try this delicious Southern Living Nutter Butter Banana Pudding Trifle recipe and enjoy the perfect balance of flavors. With layers of rich, velvety pudding, crunchy Nutter Butter cookies, and fresh bananas, your taste buds won’t know what hit ’em. Don’t miss out on this classic Southern favorite!

Nutter Butter Banana Pudding Trifle

It’s not just a delicious dessert – it’s an event.

Southern Living’s Nutter Butter Banana Pudding Trifle is the ultimate combination of salty and sweet, crunchy and creamy.

An impressive blend of flavors, this trifle is guaranteed to be a hit at any gathering or celebration.

You don’t need to be a professional chef to make this show-stopping dish, either!

We’ll provide easy-to-follow instructions and helpful tricks to make sure your trifle is picture-perfect and taste-tested worthy.

We will also discuss the importance of this Southern classic and the nostalgia it invokes in every bite.

So dig in and get ready to whip up a trifle that will leave everyone asking for more.

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Nutter Butter Banana Pudding Trifle

Key to Success #1 – Let the Pudding Chill Out

After you mix the pudding mix and the milk, you want to let it hang out in the refrigerator for a few minutes so that the pudding will thicken.

Only after it’s thickened will you add in the sour cream.

It’s also important to note that you will use less milk than the instructions that are listed on the pudding box.

This will make your pudding extra thick and delicious.

Nutter Butter Banana Pudding Trifle

Key to Success #2 – Lots ‘o Nutter Butter Cookies

Who loves Nutter Butter cookies? I do!

You’ll want to use the full package of Nutter Butters but be sure to reserve a few for garnishing your trifle.

For the Nutter Butter cookies between the pudding layers, you’ll want to break the cookies into thirds instead of crushing them.

Just use your fingers to break them into pieces.

It’ll only take a few minutes and it’s worth the effort.

You can either use the Nutter Butter cookies whole or you can break up in smaller pieces for the topping.

Nutter Butter Banana Pudding Trifle

Key to Success #3 – Cover Your Bananas

You’ll want to make sure your banana layers are completely covered by the pudding.

The pudding will serve as a barrier to keep the air away from the bananas so that they will not brown.

I personally don’t like to dip my bananas in lemon juice to keep them from browning because I don’t like the flavor that it adds to my dish.

I think it works perfectly to just make sure they are completely covered with the pudding.

That does the trick for me.

southern living banana pudding with nutter butter cookies

This recipe is a great alternative to traditional banana pudding.

The addition of the sour cream in the pudding and the Extra Creamy Cool Whip make this trifle recipe extra rich and delicious while the Nutter Butter cookies add a nice texture and peanut butter flavor.

Southern Living’s Nutter Butter Banana Pudding Trifle recipe is the perfect treat for the summer season.

The layers of cream, pudding, and banana bring a delightful level of sweetness to this trifle that is sure to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

The recipe is easy to follow and can be adjusted to accommodate a variety of dietary restrictions as well as personal tastes.

This trifle is a delicious and relatively healthy way to indulge in a memorable summer dessert.

In conclusion, this trifle recipe is the perfect way to cool off on a hot summer day while still satisfying a sweet tooth.

It is easy to make, scrumptious to eat, and can be customized to meet any dietary restrictions.

So why not take a few minutes to make this incredible Nutter Butter Banana Pudding Trifle?

As Southern Living puts it, “What could be better? Nothing we can think of!”

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Nutter Butter Banana Pudding Trifle
Nutter Butter Banana Pudding Trifle

Nutter Butter Banana Pudding Trifle

If you’re looking for a tasty, show-stopping dessert that is sure to impress your family or guests, your search is over.
Southern Living’s Nutter Butter Banana Pudding Trifle recipe is a decadent, crowd-pleasing masterpiece that will have everyone talking.
Combining rich and creamy banana cream pudding, Nutter Butter cookies, and plenty of flavor-packed layers, this easy-to-make recipe is guaranteed to become a family favorite.
4.73 from 22 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 188kcal
Author: Jennifer


  • 3 cups milk
  • 2 pkgs 3.4 oz each instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 8 oz sour cream
  • 5 medium-sized ripe bananas
  • 1 pkg 16 oz Nutter Butter cookies
  • 1 container Extra Creamy Cool Whip


  • Place milk, vanilla, and instant pudding mix in a large bowl. Beat with electric mixer at medium speed for 2 minutes or until thickened. Let stand for 5 minutes and then add sour cream. Mix well. Chill pudding in refrigerator.
  • Cut bananas into 1/2-inch slices. Break cookies into thirds.
  • Spoon half of pudding mixture into a 3-qt trifle bowl or pitcher. Top with bananas and cookies. Spoon remaining pudding mixture over bananas and cookies. Top with Cool Whip. Cover and chill. Garnish, if desired.


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 32g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 19mg | Sodium: 280mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 26g
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Recipe Rating


Saturday 14th of May 2022

Best banana pudding recipe ever! So easy!! My family loves it!!!!

the smiling fat girl

Friday 6th of February 2009

interesting. we'll have to try that one. thanks for sharing.

sorry you've been sick; hope you get to feeling better ASAP.


Wednesday 4th of February 2009

Mmmm, sounds good to me. I would now like a piece for breakfast (lol). Is there any left to share?