Recipe from Taste of the South
Servings: 12 servings
Prep Time: 25 mins
3 cupsmilksee savings
2 (3.4-ounce)packages instant banana pudding and pie fillingsee savings
1 (8-ounce)package cream cheese, softenedsee savings
2 (8-ounce)containers frozen nondairy whipped topping, thawed and dividedsee savings
1 (12-ounce)box wafer cookiessee savings
4bananas, sliced to 1/4-inch thicknesssee savings
1 (21-ounce)can cherry pie fillingsee savings
1 (12.25-ounce)jar prepared hot fudge saucesee savings
1/2 cupchopped salted peanutssee savings
maraschino cherriessee savings
In a large bowl, combine milk and pudding mix, whisking for 2 minutes, or until thickened.
In a separate bowl, combine cream cheese and 1 container whipped topping, beating at medium speed with an electric mixer until smooth. Combine pudding mixture and cream-cheese mixture, beating until smooth.
In the bottom of a trifle bowl, layer half of cookies, standing some upright around base of bowl. Follow with one-third of pudding mixture, half of banana slices, and cherry pie filling. Repeat layers with remaining wafers, pudding mixture, and bananas. Top with fudge sauce and remaining 1 container whipped topping. Sprinkle with peanuts.
Garnish with cherries, if desired. Store, covered tightly, in refrigerator.