Summer is here and boy are we grateful for it! Ever since we moved last fall into our new home on Richmond Beach, we’ve been eagerly anticipating summer days spent outside on the beach. Our home faces west, so we have full sun shining into our windows nearly all day long. It’s absolutely gorgeous on a sunny day, but also can get a little warm, which is why no-bake recipes are staples in our house during summer. No bake recipes cause less stress, make less mess and require almost no waiting time!
One of my husband’s favorite desserts is banana cream pie, so I was eager to create a recipe that’s simple to make honoring a favorite dessert of his. I’m excited to share these No-Bake Banana Cream Pie Bars with you! The crust is made with crushed vanilla wafer cookies, melted butter and Karo® Corn Syrup. I love using Karo® Corn Syrup because it provides sweetness and moisture without crystallizing, and works as binding agent that holds the bars together, lending a smooth, chewy texture in the crust! Next, I add a banana cream pudding-based filling, layered with sliced bananas and finish with a topping of whip cream. Simple, delicious, and easy enough for my kids to make. These No-Bake Banana Cream Pie Bars make the perfect summer afternoon treat!
Banana Cream Pie Bars
1 1/2 cup crushed vanilla wafers
1/4 cup melted butter
3 tablespoons Karo® Corn Syrup
1 (3.4 oz) box instant Banana pudding
1 cup milk
2-3 bananas, sliced
1 (8oz) container whipped topping
Combine crushed vanilla wafers, butter and Karo® Corn Syrup in bowl.
Press into bottom of greased 8×8 square pan and refrigerate for 10 minutes.
Whisk instant pudding with milk for 2 minutes and refrigerate for at least 5 minutes, until set
Fold 1 cup cool whip into the set pudding.
Layer the pudding mixture in the pan, over the crust then add a single layer of the sliced bananas.
Top with the remaining whipped topping and use spatula to completely cover the bananas and pudding.
Refrigerate for at least one hour and cut into bars. They’re even delicious frozen, you decide!
The No-Bake Banana Cream Pie Bars are a hit with my family. The can easily devour the entire pan in one afternoon! I love being able to have treats for my family, without having to turn the oven on or heat up the kitchen.
Not only is this recipe quick to put together, it’s easy to replicate using your own favorite summer fruits and flavors. Start out with the basic no-bake crust using Karo® Corn Syrup and swap the banana cream pudding mix and bananas for vanilla pudding and strawberries, or chocolate pudding and raspberries. The options and combinations are endless!
What flavor sounds best to you? Do you have a go-to summer recipe you love? Let me know in the comments below.
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Photos by Kelly Clare
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