Sunday, May 4, 2008

Banana Cream Brownie Dessert


1 pkg. brownie mix (13x9 inch pan size)
1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips, divided
3/4 cup dry-roasted peanuts, chopped and divided
3 medium firm bananas
1-2/3 cup cold milk
2 pkgs. (5.1 ounce) instant vanilla pudding mix
1 (8 ounce) carton cool whip


Prepare brownie batter according to package directions for fudge-like brownies, stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/4 cup peanuts, spread into a greased 13 x 9 x 2 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 28-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool on wire rack.

Slice bananas, arrange in a single layer over brownies. Sprinkle 1/4 cup nuts and 1/4 cup chocolate chips over bananas.

In a bowl, beat milk and pudding mixes at low speed for 2 minutes. Fold in Cool Whip. Spread over top. Sprinkle with remaining chips and nuts.

Refrigerate leftovers.

**Thoughts~I have never made this recipe, but I was lucky enough to eat it when Jeff's Grandma made it. So tasty! When reading the recipe though, I often think about trying this with a banana pudding mix.**

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