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Butterscotch Banana Parfaits: An Easy No-Bake Dessert!

Are you in the mood for an easy, no-bake dessert? Try these Butterscotch Banana Parfaits!
Butterscotch Banana Parfaits: An easy, no-bake dessert!

Hello there, friends. You may know that I usually write about easy dinner recipes, but once a week I share what I call a “bonus recipe,” typically a dessert or appetizer. Folks, my blog is called The Weary Chef, with the emphasis on the word weary. I usually have too many lunches to make, clothes to fold, arguments to break up, and random PTA jobs to do to bake a gorgeous, elaborate dessert. Thankfully these butterscotch parfaits only take a few minutes to make and require absolutely no cooking. You can’t beat an easy, no-bake dessert when you are low on time but are craving something sweet!

Butterscotch Banana Parfaits: An easy, no-bake dessert!

These would be perfect to make with your kids, or older kids could make them all by themselves. Serve them up for a special after-school snack, or triple the recipe and fill clear, disposable cups for party parfaits!

Butterscotch Banana Parfaits: An easy, no-bake dessert!

No Bake Butterscotch Banana Parfaits

Author: Andi Gleeson
Serves: 4
Prep Time: 10 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 4 prepared butterscotch pudding cups (or 1 box instant butterscotch pudding, prepared according to package directions)
  • 12 gingersnap cookies, broken into bite-sized pieces
  • 2 bananas, sliced
  • 2 c. non-dairy whipped topping (approximate measurement)

Instructions:

  1. Spread about 2 tbsp. pudding into the bottom of an 8 oz. glass. Arrange an even layer of banana slices over the pudding, then sprinkle gingersnap pieces over the bananas. Carefully spread about 3 tbsp. whipped topping over the gingersnaps.
  2. Repeat the layers in step one once more, then top with a final dollop of whipped topping.
  3. Repeat this process in three more 8-oz. glasses. Serve and enjoy!

Note: You can make these up to 12 hours ahead of time and store in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

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