Milk Chocolate Banana Pudding

Total Time:
4 hr 30 min
Prep:
30 min
Inactive:
4 hr

Yield:
8 servings
Level:
Intermediate

Ingredients
  • Milk Chocolate Pastry Cream:
  • 3 cups whole milk
  • 3 ounces good-quality milk chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 -ounce unsweetened chocolate, finely chopped
  • 6 large egg yolks
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 3 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 12 ounces thin chocolate wafer cookies (recommended: Nabisco)
  • 4 large bananas, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 2 cups sweetened whipped cream
  • Milk chocolate shavings, for garnish
Directions

Place milk in a medium saucepan and bring to a simmer. Whisk in both chocolates and heat until melted and smooth. Remove from the heat.

Whisk together the yolks, sugar, and cornstarch in a large bowl. Slowly whisk in the chocolate-milk mixture and then return the mixture to the saucepan over medium-high heat and whisk until thickened. Remove from the heat, stir in the vanilla, and transfer to a clean bowl. Place a piece of plastic wrap over the surface of the pastry cream and let cool to room temperature.

Spoon about 1 cup of the pastry cream into a 9 by 13-inch glass dish. Layer the cookies, bananas, and pastry cream in the bowl, ending with the pastry cream. Cover tightly and refrigerate until chilled, at least 4 hours or overnight. Just before serving, spread the whipped cream over the top of the pudding and sprinkle with the chocolate shavings.


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I tried this recipe, but when I returned the mixture to the saucepan over medium-high heat and whisked until thickened, the mixture got very lumpy, to the point where I had to drain it through a sifter before layering my pudding (to prevent the lumps from getting into it). The pudding tasted fine in the end (folks at the party raved about it), but I had to throw out a lot of the lumpy parts, which reduced my final serving size. What did I do wrong? How can I prevent the lumps (which I presume came from the cornstarch) the next time I bake this? Also, I do think 6 egg yolks sounds like a lot. Has anyone made this successfully with fewer egg yolks? item not reviewed by moderator and published
How many layers is this? I'm making it now but I'm not sure how to assemble it. Can anyone help? item not reviewed by moderator and published
My fiancé, a chocoholic, loves me MORE now that I made this recipe. I used his favorite--DARK chocolate !!! & replaced the milk with 1/2 skim & 1/2 Half & Half. I layered it up in a trifle bowl & added toasted sliced almonds to the chocolate shavings garnish! Thank you Bobby! You're the bomb! : item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this with out the chocolate and with a real vanilla bean, and it was fantastic! I also quartered one banana and thinly sliced it in into the pastry cream while it was still hot. So yummy! Must try. Next time I'll make it with chocolate, we were having a rich dinner and I wanted a vanilla like dessert to pair with it. item not reviewed by moderator and published
to answer the questions abou WHY EGG YOLKS. really.....that is how you make pudding....that is all i can say..... item not reviewed by moderator and published
To Miss Cupcake': the egg yolks are used to add richness and flavor and help with the thickening, and to provide the color of banana pudding we are reconize. If egg whites were used the color would be off, less flavor would be created and the it would be too thick (egg whites are mostly protein which, like gluten, add heavy structure. Hope that helped! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Do not reccomend:( My husband didnt like it at all!!! I dont get it?? Why the egg yolks? item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is fabulous. Over Christmas my "kids" (now in their 20s were found eating this for breakfast and as a midnight snack. Highly recommend it! item not reviewed by moderator and published
looks good !!!!!!!!!! yum!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is so good, it's illegal in Georgia, Texas, Mississippi, Maryland, and North Dakota. I'm only rating this 5 stars because there are no more stars to give. Simple and quick, why would anyone buy instant pudding again? I couldn't find the chocolate wafers so I substituted Nilla vanilla wafers.. Also put the whipped topping on the individual servings just before serving. Don't forget the chocolate shavings at the end. The contrast between the milk chocolate and the pudding is amazing. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Haven't tried it yet,but I'm pretty sure it's a 5 star recipie. item not reviewed by moderator and published
DON'T USUALLY ASSOCIATE BOBBY WITH DESSERTS, BUT IT LOOKED SO GOOD I COULD NOT RESIST. NOT ONLY IS THIS DELICIOUS, BUT ONCE THE PUDDING IS MADE, THE REST IS ASSEMBLY. NO MISTAKING THIS FOR STORE-BOUGHT PUDDING. THE CREAMY TEXTURE AND SUBTLE TASTE SPEAKS FOR ITSELF. THE CHOCOLATE WAFERS SUGGESTED WORK PERFECTLY BECAUSE THEY ARE NOT ESPECIALLY SWEET AND THEY ARE VERY THIN WHICH HELPS WITH THE ABSORPTION FACTOR...YET THEY RETAIN THEIR SHAPE. (BY THE WAY, THESE COOKIES ARE ALWAYS ON THE VERY TOP SHELF IN THE GROCERY STORE BECAUSE OF THEIR FRAGILE NATURE AND PACKAGING. LOOK FOR A NARROW BOX WITH CELLOPHANE THAT ALLOWS YOU TO SEE THE COOKIES) . ONCE THE PUDDING HAS COOLED, CALL IN THE KIDS TO HELP ASSEMBLE IT! GOOD THING IT MAKES A TON BECAUSE IT'S HARD TO STOP EATING IT. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is unique, delicoius and very simple. I reccomend using the Nabisco wavers that are used for Ice Box Cake. You miight not find them on the cookie isle, look where they have Ice Cream stuff to make sundae's. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This is fantastic! I have a few suggestions. I'd add a tiny bit of salt to the pudding mixture to enhance its' flavor. Since I could not find chocolate waffers in the store I used Oreo's which I separated in half and vanilla waffers. I also did a few layers of each in a smaller pan. Finally I added a touch of Bailey's Irish Cream to the whip cream and everyone loved it. You must try this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This came out really well and was pretty easy. I skipped out on the whipped cream to save some calories. It still was really moist and delicous, though I think that made the presenation not as good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
I made this when my eight grand children were at my house. They loved it. Usually, the picky ones won't eat my fancier desserts, but they all ate this. item not reviewed by moderator and published
this looks like the most delishous thing that i will EVER taste in my life (that envolves banannas) p.s. i think that bobby flay is kool (with a capital K) "even though it is spelled with a C" well i cant wait to try this! item not reviewed by moderator and published
Pretty good item not reviewed by moderator and published
I honestly prefer regular banana pudding. I gave this five stars because it is really good. item not reviewed by moderator and published
my kids loved.i made it for a small party at work and my friends loved it also.it is very easy to make. item not reviewed by moderator and published

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