Banana Split Pudding Pops

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Summertime is banana split time.

I remember when I was young, my mom would take us to go get ice cream and we’d all share a banana split.

When my mom and nephew were in town visiting last week, we went to get ice cream, and what did my mom get? A banana split! Just like good old times. It was fun, but unfortunately I didn’t split it with her because I was too consumed with my snickers and reese’s blizzard.. mmm.

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The traditional flavors in a banana split consist of vanilla, chocolate, and strawberry ice cream with pineapple, strawberry and chocolate sauces. And of course 1 banana, split down the center, topped with a maraschino cherry.

We created a fun twist to the traditional banana split – and it’s in our favorite form – POPSICLES!

These Banana Split Pudding Pops are going to be your favorite summertime popsicle – I mean just look at those layers of deliciousness!

There is a rich Dulce de leche layer which tastes like a mix of butterscotch and caramel. Then a classic chocolate pudding layer, topped off with banana pudding layer with maraschino cherries mixed in.

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I have a time saving tip for you. This recipe calls for Dulce de leche pudding. You could go looking for Dulce de leche pudding in the packaged pudding aisle, but you won’t find it there, even if you scour the aisle for 20 minutes like I did.

I actually found the Dulce de leche pudding by accident. I was grabbing some yogurt, and what do I see? The refrigerated pudding section! I never buy refrigerated pre-made pudding, but if you’re looking for the Dulce de leche pudding that’s where it will be. And it’s delicious.

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Banana Split Pudding Pops

Yield: 10-12 popsicles

Ingredients

  • Banana Pudding, 1 package
  • Chocolate Pudding, 1 package
  • Dulce de leche Pudding, comes in a standard package of 4 pre-made cups
  • Maraschino Cherries, sliced in quarters
  • The amount of pudding needed will depend on how many popsicles you would like to make. This recipe could easily make 10-12 popsicles if you want to use all the pudding up.

Instructions

  1. Prepare the banana pudding and chocolate pudding as directed on their packages. Allow them to set for 1 hour.
  2. Quarter the maraschino cherries. Using a paper towel, squeeze the excess juice from the cherries.
  3. Mix the cherries into the banana pudding.
  4. Using a popsicle mold, begin to layer the pudding.
  5. I found it easiest to transfer each pudding to a ziploc bag with the corner cut off and pipe the pudding into the mold.
  6. Pipe the banana pudding with cherries into the mold, tap the mold against the counter to release any air bubbles. Repeat the process of piping the pudding into the mold and releasing the air bubbles with the chocolate and Dulce de leche pudding.
  7. Insert the sticks into the popsicle mold, and freeze over night.
  8. Once set, place the popsicle mold in several inches of room temperature water to help loosen the pudding pops. The mold only needs to be in the water for several seconds. You can always re-dip if necessary.
  9. Once the pudding pops have been removed, wrap the extras in plastic wrap and store in the freezer for later use.
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If you are looking to buy a popsicle mold that uses wooden popsicle sticks, the one I use and suggest is the Norpro Ice Pop Maker.

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28 Responses to “Banana Split Pudding Pops”

  1. Aimee @ ShugarySweets — June 30, 2014 at 7:42 am

    These are adorable. I’m celebrating Banana Split week on the blog starting tomorrow, wish I had thought to make these as one of the recipes!!! YUM

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 30, 2014 at 7:47 am

      Banana split week?! AWESOME idea!!

  2. Christie - Food Done Light — June 30, 2014 at 9:06 am

    My daughter will flip over these. She loves to make popsicles.

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 30, 2014 at 6:18 pm

      I wish I had a homemade popsicle maker when I was young, lucky her!

  3. Matt Robinson — June 30, 2014 at 11:42 am

    These are so ridiculously great, Beth!!! Perfect for summer!

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 30, 2014 at 6:17 pm

      Want to have a popsicle swap?

  4. Zainab — June 30, 2014 at 2:38 pm

    Beautiful beautiful popsicles!!! And what a classic combination :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — June 30, 2014 at 6:16 pm

      Thank you Zainab!

  5. I have never thought to use pudding! Love everything about this, Beth!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 1, 2014 at 6:21 pm

      Pudding makes the flavors so rich and even more delicious!

  6. Ann — July 2, 2014 at 10:36 am

    Genius. I love everything about this! Will be trying soon :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 2, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      Thank you Ann!

  7. Olivia - Primavera kitchen — July 2, 2014 at 1:48 pm

    These look gorgeous and absolutely delicious. Great idea! Love it.

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 2, 2014 at 9:10 pm

      I appreciate your kind comment Olivia!

  8. Leia — July 2, 2014 at 9:48 pm

    These look so yummy! Perfect for summer. I would love to have you share these at the On Display Thursday Linky Party, going on now. http://eatitandsayyum.com/on-display-thursday-1/

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 3, 2014 at 7:12 am

      Thanks for the invite Leia!

  9. These look delicious Beth!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 7, 2014 at 7:36 am

      Thank you Kendra!

  10. Katie — July 7, 2014 at 9:19 am

    Not only do these look cute, but I bet they are delicious!! Can’t wait to try them. I would love it if you linked this up to my Motivate Me Monday linky party on IT’S A ginger SNAP.

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 7, 2014 at 6:40 pm

      Cute AND delicious – you’re right Katie!

  11. Jamie — July 7, 2014 at 1:12 pm

    Oh my yum! Thank you so much for linking up to Monday Funday!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 7, 2014 at 6:37 pm

      It’s my pleasure to party with you Jamie!

  12. DessertForTwo — July 8, 2014 at 7:11 am

    I saw these on instagram, and I was so excited! These look awesome, Beth!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 8, 2014 at 7:46 am

      *happy dance* :-)

  13. Maria — July 8, 2014 at 8:22 am

    Ohhhh these look so good! Love how you used the banana split flavors in these, what a great idea!!!! Wish I had one on a hot day like today!!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 8, 2014 at 6:15 pm

      Come on over and dig in my freezer!

  14. Jessica @ Sweet Menu — July 8, 2014 at 10:47 pm

    What I love most about these is how original they are! Coolest idea ever – and I love the hidden cherries!

    • Beth @ The First Year — July 9, 2014 at 7:51 am

      It wouldn’t be a banana split without the cherries!

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