Banana Pudding in a Jar Recipe

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Banana Pudding in a Jar Recipe

Banana Pudding in a Jar Recipe

Y’all, there has been some drama, but I can assure you that I am alive and well.  The last time we talked, I was headed to the beach.  We had a fantastic time of fun in the sun and there was even some boogie board action.

Banana Pudding in a Jar Recipe

I wish I could say that I just threw caution to the wind and moved to the beach, but that would be a dream come true and not anywhere near my reality.  The truth of the matter is when we got home our computer blew up.  It crashed, burned, nearly died, and spent several weeks in a coma.  After much hand-wringing, tears, and teeth-gnashing (and maybe some really really bad words) it was revived yesterday.

Banana Pudding in a Jar Recipe

And as crazy as it may sound, we have only one computer – a laptop.  Yes, I do realize that it’s 2016, but it’s the truth.  Chris has a tablet, but I honestly cannot function without a normal computer or laptop with a mouse attached.  All that touchscreen totally messes me up.  So I have been technologically absent from the world (with the exception of a few Facebook shares from my iPhone) for 28 days.

Banana Pudding in a Jar Recipe

I’ve been totally busy though!  First of all, I made this Banana Pudding in a Jar like 2 months ago, but now it’s the perfect time to share it just in time for the upcoming Labor Day weekend festivities.  Down here in the south, we love us some banana pudding and anything goes in a Mason jar.  And now that football season is upon us, these would be perfect for your tailgating fun as well!

Banana Pudding in a Jar Recipe

So, you are probably wondering what in tarnation I’ve been up to during the time I was invisible.  As you know, we went to the beach and had a blast.  I also, brewed an ah-mazing beer for an upcoming competition – more on that later.  I got a new job internally with my current employer that I’m super excited about, got a speeding ticket that I’m so not exited about, cooked up a bunch of stuff we’ll talk about at some point,read about 10 books, and watched a bunch of tv.

I’m sadly way behind on General Hospital, but discovered Stranger Things on Netfix.  Y’all, if you haven’t seen this new show, you totally need to check it out.  It’s set in 1983 and stars Wynona Ryder.  It’s like the Goonies meet E.T. meet Poltergeist.  We binged on it and can’t wait for the next season.

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So, what in tarnation have you been up to?  I hope you didn’t get any speeding tickets!

Banana Pudding in a Jar Recipe

Banana Pudding in a Jar Recipe


  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 box Nilla Wafers
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • 2 cups heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons sugar


  1. Whisk together egg yolks and sugar
  2. Heat milk, cream, and cornstarch over medium until steamy
  3. Temper eggs by whisking hot milk mixture into eggs one 1/2 cup at a time
  4. Add tempered eggs back into milk pot, increase heat
  5. Whisk and scrape sides until mixture just starts to bubble, remove from heat
  6. Continue whisking
  7. Add vanilla and butter, stirring until butter melts
  8. Pour through fine mesh sieve
  9. Cover with plastic wrap touching all surfaces of pudding to prevent skin
    To Assemble
  1. Layer Nilla Wafers on bottom of jar
  2. Add layer of sliced bananas
  3. Add layer of pudding
  4. Add layer of cookies
  5. Add layer of bananas
  6. Add layer of pudding
  7. Whip heavy cream in bowl of stand mixer fitted with whisk until peaks form - 2-3 minutes
  8. Top with whipped cream
  9. Garnish with cookie and/or banana, if desired
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Banana Pudding in a Jar

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17 Responses to Banana Pudding in a Jar Recipe

  1. So happy that your computer is fixed Rachelle! Missed seeing your delicious recipes! These are the perfect little desserts for Labor Day! I totally agree! Individual desserts are always best because then you don’t have to share! Welcome back!

  2. Whoa! Your computer? That sucks! Glad you’re up and running again! You brewed your own beer? Super cool 🙂 Can’t wait to hear more! Congrats on the job! High Five! Speeding ticket? That sucks! Oh well…what ya gonna do, right?
    Yaaaas! Stranger Things – LOVED it! I was hooked from the first show. What a pleasant surprise that was. Can’t wait either for season 2.
    Loving these banana pudding jars, Rachelle. The ingredients sounds delish, but they just look so darn cute!
    Happy your back at it! Looking forward to seeing some great recipes, as usual, my friend 🙂

  3. Agh! So many comments here, Rachelle! First of all (and most importantly) welcome back to the blogosphere. We missed you! I had that same thing happen to my computer this past December. I blame Microsoft…their automatic update did something and literally blew up my computer. Well, not literally, but close enough. Also, Stranger Things. I’ve been hearing about that one! Putting it on the list. Also, banana pudding. Yes!! Also, football. Yes!! Also, I hate relying on tablets, too. I need a real mouse, darn it!

  4. Yay! Welcome back!! I missed your Southern Charm! Sorry about the computer and the ticket but not sorry about this banana pudding, newly brewed beer and your new position! You go girl! We’re getting ready for tailgate season, obviously ;), and this will be a perfect addition to the fun! Woot!

  5. These look so cute! Love them! Glad you are back! I can’t imagine my life without my computer, I’ve had something similar happen to me!

  6. Yikes!!! I’m so afraid the same thing’s going to happen to my computer! I really think I’ll have a break down if it does 🙁 if it does happen, I’ll just fix lots of these banana pudding jars. They are so cute and I’m sure will fix a lot of my problems 😉

  7. So glad your computer is back! I give you credit though, I could never go that long without one…three days is my limit! 🙂 Luckily you have lots of this pudding to make you feel better. Looks delicious!

  8. I can’t believe you went so long without a computer! I would’ve gone crazy, haha. But these banana jars were definitely a benefit of your time off – they look so darn delicious!

  9. I thought you were just mad at me. 😉
    Seriously, I’m glad you’re alive and that you had beach n’ brew time. Welcome back. This is a great way to return!

  10. Oh my goodness, yikes about your computer but so glad you have it back now! These banana pudding jars are the perfect way to come back with a bang. They look AH-MAZING!!

  11. 28 days without a computer?! As a self proclaimed screen-junkie, I don’t know if I’d survive that long! My laptop is coming up on 4 years old and that’s about when my other ones have subsequently turned into useless pieces of trash, so I’ve been trying to budget out money for a new one if that time comes. Glad to see you back at it on the interwebs! These little banana puddings look so darling!

  12. I wish my computer would blow up for 28 days…or 20 days…or 2 days. #ihatemycomputer
    Banana pudding is one of my fav desserts that I never make because I don’t want a big pie in my house BUT these little mason jars are so cute and are the perfect size for me!!! YAY!! Welcome back 🙂

  13. First of all these look so tasty! My husband and kids agree that everything is better in a mason jar! My husband got a speeding ticket a few weeks ago. We were on our way back from an amazing, but exhausting, day trip to Portland and 1 mile from our exit my burnt out hubby decided to pass a highway patrol officer. He started passing him and I was like “whaaat are you doing?” He still says he has no idea what he was thinking! He was so bummed but I gotta say he definitely deserved that ticket.

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