Banana Cream Cheesecake Bars

Dive into rich Banana Cream Cheesecake Bars, a delightful blend of Nilla Wafers, melted butter, whipping cream, sugar, cream cheese, and banana pudding mix. Top with optional whipped cream and banana slices for the ultimate indulgence.


  • 3 cups Nilla Wafer cookie crumbs (approximately 11 ounces)
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 24 ounces cream cheese (3 packages of 8 ounces each), softened to room temperature
  • 2 packages instant banana cream pudding mix (3.4 ounces each)
  • Optional for garnish: whipped cream and fresh banana slices


  1. Prepare the Crust:
    • In a medium-sized bowl, combine the Nilla Wafer cookie crumbs with the melted butter.
    • Transfer the mixture to an 8×8-inch baking pan lined with parchment paper, leaving extra parchment overhanging the sides for easy removal.
    • Press the mixture firmly to create an even crust.
    • Place the crust in the refrigerator or freezer to set while you prepare the filling.
  2. Make the Whipped Cream:
    • In a chilled, large metal bowl, use an electric mixer or stand mixer on medium speed to whip the heavy whipping cream and granulated sugar until stiff peaks form. Set aside.
  3. Prepare the Filling:
    • In another large bowl, beat the softened cream cheese with an electric mixer or stand mixer on medium speed until smooth.
    • Gradually add the dry banana cream pudding mixes, beating well after each addition.
    • Gently fold in the prepared whipped cream mixture until smooth and well-blended.
  4. Assemble the Cheesecake Bars:
    • Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the chilled crust.
    • Cover the pan with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 8 hours, preferably overnight, to set.
  5. Serve:
    • Once fully chilled and set, cut the cheesecake into nine evenly sized squares using a sharp knife.
    • If desired, garnish with whipped cream and freshly sliced bananas.
    • Serve the cheesecake bars chilled for optimal taste and consistency.


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