No baking yesterday on the 4th of July for ailovebaking. But we still enjoyed a quick and yummy treat. This is inspired by my Sissy who found these 4 oz canning jars at our local Ace Hardware! Yes you read that correctly Ace Hardware, and for a bargain!
So what’s with the title of this post?! It really is that simple to make with a few ingredients. And with the holiday right smack in the middle of a work week, ain’t nobody got time for that baking! It also has a dual meaning since my Sis has “grown very fond” of a recent viral video by Sweet Brown and her infamous quote regarding a fire and bronchitis, ” . . . ain’t nobody got time for that!” Just some comic humor thrown right into this food blog–it was bound to happen.
Now back to these cute little Diana Banana Pudding in a Jar! I bought mostly low-calorie ingredients since we were going to indulge in a BBQ and we didn’t need any more unwanted calories.
Diana Banana Pudding in a Jar (recipe will yield about 10-12 4 oz jars)
3 c 1% milk, cold
2 pkg sugar-free instant vanilla pudding (smaller sized box)
Creamy cool whip, half a container
Reduced Fat Nilla Wafers
4-5 bananas, sliced
strawberries (sliced) and blueberries for topping
- Pour milk in a bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the wire whisk attachment. Add vanilla pudding and beat for 2 minutes or until well blended. Place into the refrigerator to chill a bit.
- Fold half a container of cool whip into the pudding to lighten it up. Place pudding mixture in a piping bag (this will make it easy to fill jars). If you don’t have a piping bag, a ziplock bag cut at one corner will do just fine.
- Arrange 10-12 4 oz canning jars in a row.
- Pipe some pudding on the bottom of each jar, just enough to cover.
- Place a Nilla wafer on top of the pudding.
- Layer three sliced bananas on top of the Nilla wafer.
- Pipe more pudding on top of bananas.
- Repeat steps 5-7 until you have filled 3/4 of the jar.
- Garnish the tops of the pudding with a slice of strawberry and some blueberries.
- Place in refrigerator for at least 4 hours, but preferably overnight.
This was a pleasantly light dessert and cleverly portioned, not to mentioned cuteness in a jar! And seriously, I am sure you got time for that!
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