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Banana Cream Brownie Dessert

I always keep the ingredients for this extremely delicious dessert on hand because I make it quite often for potlucks and family gatherings. I'm always asked for the recipe. After one bite, you'll understand why. —Julie Nowakowski, LaSalle , Illinois
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    15 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package fudge brownie mix (13x9-inch pan size)
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 3/4 cup dry roasted peanuts, chopped, divided
  • 3 medium firm bananas
  • 1-2/3 cups cold milk
  • 2 packages (5.1 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 1 carton (8 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed

Directions

  • Prepare brownie batter according to package directions for fudgelike brownies. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 1/4 cup peanuts. Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean, 28-30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Slice bananas; arrange in a single layer over brownies. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup chips and 1/4 cup peanuts.
  • In a large bowl, beat milk and pudding mixes on low speed for 2 minutes. Fold in whipped topping. Spread over the top. Sprinkle with remaining chips and peanuts. Refrigerate until serving.
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