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Walking Banana Pudding transforms a snack pack into a portable, fruit-flavored dessert using just 5 simple ingredients in snack-size cookie bags
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Walking Banana Pudding is a delicious way to pack creamy pudding, fresh banana slices, and whipped topping into snack-sized Nilla Wafer cookie bags. Prepared in 10 minutes using only 5 simple ingredients – it’s a fun way to feed a crowd!

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Walking Banana Pudding Snack Bags

Our Walking Banana Pudding recipe uses the same concept as my walking tacos, but it’s prepared in a sweet dessert version rather than serving it savory-style.

Our banana pudding in a bag couldn’t be any easier to make; it takes all of the ingredients and piles them into a portable package of mini nilla wafers.

If you like your cookies crunchy, serve your walking desserts immediately, but if you prefer your wafers a bit on the softer side, like the traditional sweet treat, you can store them in the fridge for a few hours. 

What I love most about preparing individual banana pudding bags for a party is that I can place all of the snack packs on a platter or in a tub filled with ice and serve them with disposable plastic spoons, so there’s virtually no cleanup (and the mini size means you don’t have to share).

Why We Love Walking Banana Pudding Recipes

  • Quick and easy to make in 10 minutes.
  • Uses only 5 simple ingredients.
  • Portable, individually portioned, handheld snacks.
  • You can make a walking banana pudding bar so guests can fill their bag with what they like.
  • Prepared like a walking taco but served dessert-style.
  • Perfect for pool parties, birthday parties, potlucks, backyard BBQ’s, tailgating, and summer picnics.
Walking Banana Pudding ingredients

Walking Banana Pudding Ingredients

  • Instant banana pudding
  • Milk
  • Single-serving mini vanilla wafers
  • Banana
  • Cool whip

Substitutions and Additions

  • Pick Your Pudding: You can use instant vanilla pudding, banana cream pudding, cheesecake pudding, or use chocolate pudding for a chocolate-covered banana flavor. You can also use the pre-made pudding snack cups to make this even easier to assemble.
  • Tasty Toppings: Top your treats with a maraschino cherry, some sprinkles, mini chocolate chips, or chopped nuts for extra crunch.
Walking Banana Pudding with banana inside nilla package
  • Mixing bowl
  • Spoon

How to Make Walking Banana Pudding

  1. Prepare The Pudding: Combine the pudding mix and milk and let it set for 5 minutes.
  2. Assemble: Fill each cookie bag with pudding, bananas, and top with a dollop of cool whip.
  3. Serve: Serve with a spoon and enjoy!

Pro-Tip

You could also set this up in stations and let your guest assemble their own bag!

Tips For Making The Best Walking Banana Pudding Dessert

  • You can use mini teddy graham bags if your store only carries that kind of cookie. It will change the flavor but will work well in this recipe.
  • Feel free to use homemade banana pudding if you have a favorite recipe.
  • You can top each treat with a cherry to make them extra cute — the color matches the bright red “Nilla” on the front of the bag.
  • To slow the browning of sliced fresh bananas, squeeze some lemon juice on the fruit.
  • Make sure to fold the top of each bag down after cutting to allow for easier eating.

How to Store Banana Pudding

  • To Store: I don’t recommend storing after they have been assembled. You can store all the ingredients separately and the assemble when you are ready to eat.
eating Walking Banana Pudding

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can these be made ahead of time?

Yes, you can make your desserts in advance, but the vanilla wafers will get softer and softer the longer they sit, giving you more of a traditional banana pudding texture. If you want that on-the-go texture where the vanilla wafers are still crunchy, I recommend not adding the ingredients to the wafer bags until you’re ready to serve.

Is there any way to assemble these desserts without making instant pudding?

You can absolutely make this recipe with store-bought pudding cups if you prefer. If you’re camping, there’s no need to bring mixing bowls — you can purchase vanilla pudding cups and use them as your pudding base.

Can I make my own homemade whipped cream?

Yes, you can make your own homemade whipped cream. My recipe for Homemade Whipped Cream (Stabilized Recipe) is super easy!

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5 from 2 votes
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Walking Banana Pudding

Serves — 8
Walking Banana Pudding transforms a snack pack into a portable, fruit-flavored dessert using just 5 simple ingredients in snack-size cookie bags
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients
  

  • 5.1 ounces box instant banana pudding
  • 2 cups milk
  • 8 packages single serving mini vanilla wafers
  • 1 banana sliced
  • 8 ounces tub cool whip

Instructions
 

  • In a medium mixing bowl, combine the pudding mix and milk. Allow the pudding to set for 5 minutes.
  • Cut open the tops of the bags of vanilla wafers and flip over the edges of the bag.
  • Spoon the pudding into each bag of vanilla wafers.
  • Add the bananas to the bags and top with a dollop of cool whip.
  • FAQ Questions:
  • Can I make these with the mini teddy graham bags?
  • Yes, it will change the flavor, but if your store only carries those, you could use those.
  • Can this be made with another type of instant pudding?
  • Yes, a classic banana pudding is made with vanilla, so you can use that or make it extra special and use chocolate pudding for a chocolate-covered banana flavor.
  • Is there any way to put these together without making instant pudding?
  • If you’re camping, you don’t have to bring mixing bowls or something like that. You can purchase vanilla pudding cups and use that as your pudding base.
  • Can these be made up ahead of time?
  • Yes, but the vanilla wafers will get softer and softer the longer it sits, giving you more of a traditional banana pudding texture. If you want that on-the-go texture where the vanilla wafers are still crunchy, I recommend not adding the ingredients to the wafer bags until you’re ready to serve.

Jenn’s Notes

Storage:
  • To Store: I don’t recommend storing after they have been assembled. You can store all the ingredients separately and the assemble when you are ready to eat.
Tips:
  • You can use mini teddy graham bags if your store only carries that kind of cookie. It will change the flavor but will work well in this recipe.
  • Feel free to use a homemade banana pudding if you have a favorite recipe.
  • You can top each treat with a cherry to make them extra cute — the color matches the bright red “Nilla” on the front of the bag.
  • To slow the browning of sliced fresh bananas, squeeze some lemon juice on the fruit.
  • Make sure to fold the top of each bag down after cutting to allow for easier eating.
 

Nutrition Info

Calories: 186kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 183mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 107mg | Iron: 0.1mg
Jennifer Fishkind

About Jenn

Jenn is a mom to three beautiful boys, wife to an amazing husband, social influencer and blogger. I love all things easy recipes, easy crafts, all things hacks, traveling EVERYWHERE and feeding my Pinterest addiction!

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