Banana Cream Cheesecake Bars

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Do dreams of nostalgic banana puddings with creamy, cheesecake richness dance through your head? Then allow us to introduce Banana Cream Cheesecake Squares – the ultimate combo of two quintessential desserts reinvented into handy, indulgent squares.

With layers of Nilla wafer crust, sweetened whipped cream, smooth cream cheese, and instant banana pudding mix, each creamy bite transports you back to Grandma’s kitchen. But with an upgrade only the fusion of cheesecake lusciousness can provide.

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We know it sounds wildly delicious, but these bars deliver on that promise and more. Just ask the dessert connoisseur (ahem, Dad) who went back for thirds! Combining instantly recognizable flavors like banana pudding and cheesecake seems destined for greatness.

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And when considering the simplicity of a no-bake crust, make-ahead ease for entertaining, and barely-there ingredient list, what’s not to love? These cream-filled squares achieve the perfect balance of cozy nostalgia and special occasion decadence.

Building Beautiful Banana Cheesecake Layers

With just 3 main components, transforming everyday ingredients into these sublime squares is surprisingly straightforward.

The crust? Crushed Nilla wafers and butter. That’s it. The filling begins with stiff whipped cream and cream cheese beating into silky submission before banana pudding mix is blended in. Smoothing that sweet filling over the chilled crust and refrigerating for ultimate creaminess completes the process.

Want to take it over the top? Garnish with extra whipped cream and fresh banana slices if desired. But we won’t judge if you want to dive right in au naturel. No matter how you slice it, these bars deliver major satisfaction.

Still craving that nostalgic banana cream fix but with a delicious twist? Grab your mixing bowl and transport your tastebuds back in time with creamy, dreamy Banana Cheesecake Squares. Grandma would be so proud.

Creamy Banana Cheesecake Squares Recipe

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Nilla wafer cookie crumbs (approx. 11 oz)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 24 oz cream cheese (3 8-oz packages), softened to room temperature
  • 2 3.4-oz packages instant banana cream pudding mix
  • Optional garnish: whipped cream and banana slices

Instructions

  1. Combine cookie crumbs and melted butter. Press firmly into a parchment paper-lined 8×8 inch baking pan. Chill.
  2. Using a mixer, beat heavy cream and sugar until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  3. In another bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth. Mix in pudding mix. Fold in whipped cream until blended.
  4. Spread cream cheese mixture evenly over chilled crust.
  5. Cover and refrigerate 8 hours or overnight.
  6. Cut into 9 squares. Garnish with whipped cream and bananas if desired before serving chilled.

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