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Mini Banana Trifles

I loved these mini trifle dishes I found at Pier One. I needed to make something to fill them, as they looked so sad and empty. I remember eating banana trifles as a kid and always loving it, even though there’s no chocolate! I found a VERY good vanilla pudding recipe and made a homemade version of Nilla Wafers. They baked more like a crispy sugar cookie, but still really good! I liked using them rather than the boxed cookies, but if you want to skip that step, Nilla Wafers will work fine : ) Overall, the dessert turned out pretty delicious and the pudding is so rich and thick… it’s heavenly! This is the perfect dessert for a dinner party. Assemble them before the party and they will stay fresh in the fridge until they’re ready to be served. See below for the recipes of trifle goodness ; )


I used this recipe for the banana pudding. Instead of using Cool Whip (since Zan ate it all!), I made my own whipped cream out of heavy cream and powdered sugar. Just beat the heavy cream until stiff and then add three tablespoons powdered sugar. You can add more or less to sweeten it to taste. I also added a little whipped cream on the top with lightly sprinkled cinnamon. This recipe will make six mini trifles.


For the homemade Nilla Wafers I used this recipe, which turned out pretty good. I used vanilla paste instead of beans. You can always use Nilla Wafers if you want to skip this part : )
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7 responses to Mini Banana Trifles

  1. July 20, 2012

    Olá.. Parece está deliciosa. Bom fim de semama… Beijos.

  2. July 20, 2012

    Those trifle dishes are inspiring aren’t they! Making your own nilla’ wafers; that’s going the extra mile.

    1. July 24, 2012

      They’re so cute! I had to made something in them 🙂 Yes, you can just use the boxed cookies to save time. I just love experimenting!

  3. July 20, 2012

    These look amazing! I’ll have to try them soon!


  4. July 20, 2012

    yum – looks delish! I’m totally salivating.

    1. July 24, 2012

      Mandi, you HAVE to make that pudding recipe… It’s SOOOO rich and delicious!

  5. July 23, 2012

    I’ve never even thought of making homemade Nilla Wafers but love the idea, much better than store bought. Love that these are single serving too, much easier to eat than to make slices 🙂 Yum!

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