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Banana Pudding Cheesecake Squares

Experience the perfect fusion of flavors with our Banana Pudding Cheesecake Squares. This delightful treat features a luscious blondie crust topped with a heavenly banana pudding cheesecake layer. Follow our easy-to-follow instructions to create a dessert that will leave everyone asking for seconds.

Ingredients:

For the Blondie Crust:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Cheesecake Topping:

  • 2/3 cup heavy whipped cream
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (2 blocks)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3.4 ounces instant banana pudding powder (1 box)
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: Powdered Sugar for extra sweetness
  • Garnish: Nilla wafers

Instructions:

For the Blondie Crust:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare an 8×8 baking pan with a non-stick method of your choice.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together melted butter and sugar until combined. Add egg yolk, flour, salt, mashed banana, and vanilla. Whisk until well combined.
  3. Add the blondie batter to the pan and bake for 15-20 minutes until just set.
  4. Cool to room temperature and prepare the cheesecake topping.

For the Cheesecake Topping:

  1. Using a hand mixer, whip heavy cream in a medium-sized bowl until stiff peaks develop. Refrigerate and clean beaters.
  2. In a separate bowl, beat cream cheese until fluffy with a hand mixer.
  3. Slowly add in the sugar, banana pudding powder, milk, and vanilla extract. Beat until well incorporated.
  4. Carefully fold pre-made whipped cream into the cream cheese batter. Taste and add a little powdered sugar if you prefer it a little sweeter.
  5. Pour and evenly spread the cheesecake topping over the blondie crust and freeze for at least 2 hours or until completely firm.
  6. Garnish with Nilla wafers and serve.

Delight in the layers of flavor in our Banana Pudding Cheesecake Squares—perfect for any occasion. Share the joy by serving this delectable dessert to your friends and family. Happy baking!

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