Have you guys ever had a recipe that fails so hard it makes you question why you had that idea in the first place? I have before, and I added another one to the list today.
I was SO excited to make the popcorn recipe I had in mind. I had a plan, knew the ingredients I wanted to use and even had the photo all set up in my mind. Then I made it. It was a DISASTER. It turned out absolutely nothing like I expected. I marked that idea in the book under “flop” and went back to the drawing board. Sometimes flops happen. I’ll continue to work on that idea, but at a later date. No time to dwell. It’s Thursday and we’ve got television to watch and empty popcorn bowls to fill.
Since I am really committed to posting a fun popcorn recipe each week, I had to come up with something fast to replace my popcorn tragedy. Inspiration struck when I saw a box of little cookies. Mini Nilla Wafers. I don’t usually eat them plain, but I do eat them when they’re in banana pudding, so I decided to figure out how to make banana pudding into popcorn. Fortunately, it worked! I’m convinced popcorn is a really perfect base for lots of flavors, and this one is no exception. Popcorn can be made into banana pudding, and it’s delicious. Here’s how to enjoy this southern dessert treat in popcorn form:
8 cups Popcorn, lightly salted
2 cups Mini Nilla Wafer Cookies (can use crumbled regular-sized cookies too)
1/2 cup Banana Chips (freeze dried or regular work fine)
4 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
1/2 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1/2 packet Banana Pudding Mix
2 ounces White Candy Melts or White Chocolate, melted
Place a sheet of parchment paper on a large baking sheet. Set aside.
Combine popcorn, nilla wafers, and banana chips in a large bowl. Combine melted butter and vanilla, then drizzle over popcorn mixture. Stir. Sprinkle banana pudding mix over popcorn mixture and stir well to combine. Pour mixture onto prepared baking sheet and drizzle with melted candy melts or white chocolate. Let harden. If using the candy melts, they will harden a bit faster than the white chocolate, but either will work. Enjoy by the handful!
25 thoughts on “Banana Pudding Popcorn”
Sounds very interesting!!!! I love banana pudding and I might have to try it!!!!!
It turned out really good! Give it a try!
Kathrina, this has made a believer out of me. Wasn’t sure if I could equate banana pudding to pop corn, but WHOA this is good! I tried it and I loved it. 😄
Thank you so much!!! I’m so glad it worked out!
I just had to click when I saw the title of this post as I was intrigued: popcorn and banana pudding? How do these two go together? Well now you convinced me to try it, I’m up to trying unusual combinations, and this sounds like the different tastes and texture complement each other well. Have a great weekend! 🙂
Thanks, Stella! I’m glad the title was intriguing…I wouldn’t have guessed popcorn and banana pudding would go so well together, but I was pleased with how it turned out. Hope you’ll give it a try and enjoy it! Cheers!
Love it! Great and interesting flavor combination 🙂
Thank you! It was really tasty!
Over here we only know salted and candied popcorn… This is simply stunning!
Thank you so much!
This sounds so delicious, I must try it, hopefully I can find banana pudding mix here in Australia 🙂
Thank you! I bet it would still be pretty tasty with vanilla pudding mix and maybe some banana flavoring in place of the vanilla extract.
That is a fantastic combination of soft and crunchy. It looks like a fun party treat. x
Thank you! I think it would be great for a party. Thanks for stopping by and commenting!
Have never made my own popcorns but reading your post gives me the urge to try just that! 🙂
Hi Celine! I hope you’ll try it and enjoy it. Making variations on popcorn is really easy and fun. Thanks for commenting!
Sorry to hear the first attempt was a flop but yes those things happen and you then had a wonderful yummy success! 🙂
Thanks, Lynn! It was a flop, but if I hadn’t had it, I wouldn’t have discovered this yummy treat!
Yes so true
Now this sounds like a popcorn recipe I can get behind! Love your creativity with the banana pudding flavours.
Thank you! I hope you’ll try it and enjoy it!
very creative and i enjoy your blog and many ventures and directions peace
Did you use the bags of popcorn or make your own ?
I make my own popcorn. I use a stovetop popper, half a cup of kernels, and 2 Tablespoons of oil. 🙂