Mallowmars Banana Trifle – #FirstOnTheFirst

by Kate on April 1, 2013

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This month for First on the First, Carrie suggested we try our hand at making banana pudding. At first I thought to myself, “Alright, I suppose if someone has never made pudding before from scratch that would be a bit of a challenge but why did she specifically choose banana as a flavor?” It seemed like kind of a strange pick. As it turns out, apparently I’ve been living under a rock. Carrie went on to explain there’s a whole dessert called Banana Pudding and the version that Magnolia Bakery makes is famous.

Ok, now we’re talking! Magnolia Bakery’s version is slices of bananas, wafer cookies (like Nilla Wafers) and clouds of whipped vanilla pudding. How have I never had this goodness before? I’ve waited on line outside Magnolia Bakery for cupcakes yet I’ve never had their Banana Pudding. Already just from Carries description of the dessert, it sounded like pure, fluffy heaven. Having never made it (or eaten it for that matter), making the banana pudding alone would be a first which was exactly what I’d planned on doing.

That is… until my eyes fell upon a box of  Nabisco Mallowmars while looking for Nilla Wafers. Oh yeah. Consider this my adaptation. The addition of Mallowmars to this banana, whipped cream pudding deliciousness was the best decision I ever made. Wowza!! The wafer-like cookie component is still in play thanks to the bottom of the Mallowmars cookies but then you also get marshmallows and chocolate in there too! What’s not to like here? Seriously. This trifle is beyond easy to prepare and the flavors all jive so well you’re going to have a hard time stopping yourself from eating a normal human-size portion.

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Or maybe that’s just me. This banana pudding is dangerously good and those pudding cloaked Mallowmars are the thing that put it over the top. Try it, you’ll see!

Next month, the challenge is sfogliatelle pastries! Oh yes, this challenge is a serious one. I cannot wait to give it a try!! If you’re not familiar, sfogliatelle are shell shaped, cheese-filled flakey Italian pastries with layers that fan out and look like stacked leaves when baked. They’ve been on my baking bucket list for about two years now and next month they’re happening! I hope you’ll take on the challenge and join in on the fun with us! We can’t wait to see all your creations.

Enjoy!

~K

Mallowmars Banana Trifle

8 hours, 30 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

Layers of whipped vanilla pudding, banana slices and Mallowmars creating an amazing twist on classic Banana Pudding.

Ingredients

  • 1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 1/2 cups ice water
  • 1 (3.4 oz) box instant vanilla pudding
  • 5 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 (8 oz) boxes of Nabisco Mallowmars cookies

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, beat together sweetened condensed milk and ice water until well combined. Sprinkle in the vanilla pudding and continue beating, 2-3 minutes. Cover and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  2. Toss the banana slices with lemon juice and set aside.
  3. In a large bowl, whip the cream and vanilla extract until stiff peaks form. Fold the whipped cream into the chilled pudding until thoroughly incorporated and no yellow streaks remain.
  4. Cut the Mallowmars into quarters, reserving 5 whole Mallowmars for top of trifle.
  5. Smooth 1/3 of the whipped pudding into the bottom of a trifle dish. Top with 1/2 the banana slices. Sprinkle half the quartered Mallowmars over the bananas. Top with another 1/3 of the whipped pudding and repeat, finishing with the last 1/3 of the pudding. Top with reserved whole Mallowmars.
  6. Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

Notes

https://foodbabbles.com/mallowmars-banana-trifle-firstonthefirst/

{ 18 comments… read them below or add one }

Carrie @ poet in the pantry April 1, 2013 at 12:25 pm

LOVE this adaptation. Mmmm.. chocolate, cookie, and marshmallow with all that pudding and whipped cream? Fantastic! Great version of the challenge this month! Next month scares me. 😉

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Kate April 1, 2013 at 1:37 pm

Thanks Carrie! And I’m nervous about next month too 🙂 Even though it’s been on my culinary bucket list for a while, it still makes me super nervous now that the time has finally arrived.

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suzanne April 1, 2013 at 2:06 pm

Wow this is the ultimate banana pudding recipe. I love Malomars!! Totally delicious and indulgent. Yum!

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Kate April 6, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Thanks Suzanne! This is one dangerous trifle indeed. Dangerously delish!

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Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust April 1, 2013 at 5:35 pm

I love that method of making pudding! What a great idea. And this trifle is gorgeous!

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Kate April 6, 2013 at 8:53 pm

Thanks Dorothy! This trifle is so easy to make.

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Rachel @{I Love} My Disorganized Life April 1, 2013 at 11:35 pm

Mallomars? Waaay better than plain vanilla wafers! Way to rock it, girl!

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Kate April 6, 2013 at 8:54 pm

That’s exactly what I was thinking Rachel 😉 Great minds!

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Barb | Creative Culinary April 2, 2013 at 9:16 am

I seldom buy cookies from the store but you have hit on the one I can absolutely pit out on. I mean as in having a bad day/week/month and eating half a bag. I could even imagine eating the whole bag but I’ve never done that (I’m a liar). Adding whipped cream and bananas? Yes, I could do that…and I still might eat the whole thing!

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Kate April 6, 2013 at 8:54 pm

Oh I’m with ya Barb! I can do some damage on a bag of Mallowmars. Scary scary good cookies 🙂

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Janet Rudolph @ DyingforChocolate April 2, 2013 at 12:02 pm

OMG.. I love trifles.. and bananas and chocolate… this is so easy and fabulous!! dessert this weekend.. I dare not make it during the week, or I’ll put on pounds! LOL!

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Kate April 6, 2013 at 8:56 pm

Wow! Thanks Janet! I’m so happy you like this so much. I hope you enjoy it if you make it. And make sure you have other people around to help you eat it… It’s dangerously addictively good!

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Lisa April 2, 2013 at 7:22 pm

What a brilliant idea to use mallomars instead of banilla wafers! Magnolia Bakery needs to pay attention here! One of the best twists on Banana Pudding I’ve ever seen!

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Kate April 6, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Aww, thanks Lisa! It was a smashing success 🙂

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Meghan @ The Tasty Fork April 2, 2013 at 8:17 pm

This looks almost too pretty to eat, Kate! 🙂 But I still would dive right in.

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Kate April 6, 2013 at 8:57 pm

Definitely gotta dive!!

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Jennie @themessybakerblog April 4, 2013 at 1:36 pm

My husband loves banana pudding. It’s his absolute favorite dessert ever! Your version looks delicious.

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Kate April 6, 2013 at 9:00 pm

Thanks Jennie! It was the first time I’d ever had it. Now I can see why it’s your husband’s favorite.

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