These banana pudding truffles are perfect for banana pudding fans. They’re the perfect bite sized treat!
If you’re wondering what the heck banana pudding truffles are, let me fill you in! They are a lot like Oreo truffles (Oreo crumbs and cream cheese balls covered in chocolate) except they are made with vanilla wafers and vanilla candy coating instead of chocolate.
💭 Why you’ll love this recipe
These banana pudding truffles take just a few minutes to put together and they’re sure to be a big hit. They’re perfect for anyone who loves banana pudding.
🍌 What ingredients do I need for these truffles?
You’ll need just a few ingredients to make these banana pudding truffles:
- Vanilla wafers: You’ll need about 45 vanilla wafers. Be sure you get the regular size ones and not the mini ones.
- Vanilla candy coating: Mine was called “vanilla candy coating” and I used 3-4 ounces.
- French vanilla pudding: Make sure you get the instant kind. Do not prepare the mix.
- Cream cheese: You can use regular cream cheese that has been softened at room temperature or whipped cream cheese for this recipe. I recommend using full fat.
- Banana pudding: Again, make sure it’s the instant pudding and not the cook and serve type. Do not prepare the mix.
- Banana chips: I used about 10 chips. Freeze dried or baked banana chips both work.
You will also need a food processor, baking sheet, wax paper, and non-stick cooking spray.
👩🏻🍳 Tips for making banana pudding truffles
- If you’re wondering what to do with leftover pudding mix (besides just pudding) try these strawberry shortcake Oreo balls.
- You will need instant pudding for this recipe, not cook and serve.
- Avoid microwaving the candy coating. See my note below about how to make your own double boiler if you don’t have one.
- If the vanilla candy seems too thick, add 1-2 tablespoons of half-and-half after reducing the heat to low. Stir well.
- Don’t skip the chill time.
- Use full fat cream cheese.
🥣 Dipping the truffles in vanilla candy coating
I recommend that you use a double boiler for melting the vanilla candy coating. A lot of brands will say you can microwave it but I think it gets scorched or clumpy in the microwave.
If you don’t have a double boiler, you can make one by using a larger pot and a smaller pot. Fill a larger pot about half way with water and then spray the smaller pot with non-stick spray. Add the vanilla coating bars and let it melt over medium heat while stirring frequently.
If the vanilla candy seems too thick, reduce the heat, add 1-2 tablespoons of half and half and stir well.
Other fun dessert ideas:
Banana Pudding Truffles
- food processor
- wax paper
- Baking sheet
- 45 vanilla wafers
- 8 ounces cream cheese brought to room temperature
- 3-4 ounces vanilla candy coating
- 3 tablespoons instant French vanilla pudding mix do not prepare
- 3 tablespoons instant banana pudding mix do not prepare
- 10 banana chips
- Begin by running your vanilla wafers through a food processor. Set aside ⅓ cup of the crumbs in a small mixing bowl. Add the remaining to a large mixing bowl.
- Use a large spoon to stir in the cream cheese with the crumbles in your larger bowl. I patted it in, stirred, and then repeated until it was well mixed.
- Line a baking sheet with wax paper and spray well with non-stick spray. Using your hands form balls (about 1 ½ tbsp). Put them in your freezer to chill for about 20 minutes. I chilled mine on the baking sheet.
- Retrieve your small bowl of wafer crumbles.
- Next, run your banana chips through your food processor. Add them to the bowl.
- Next, add 3 tablespoons of French vanilla pudding mix (unprepared) and 3 tablespoons of banana pudding mix (unprepared). Stir well.
- Preferably in a double boiler, heat and melt your vanilla coating (stir frequently). If it seems thick, try adding 1 to 2 tablespoons of half and half after reducing the heat. Stir well.
- Using a fork or skewer, dip your vanilla wafer balls one at a time into the vanilla coating and then dip in the crumbles, banana chip, and pudding mix right after.
- Set the dipped banana pudding balls on the wax paper to set. Continue until all have been dipped.
- Let them set for 20-30 minutes in the refrigerator and then serve.