Monday, July 5

{mini desserts} banana pudding bites

hoping you all had a WONDERFUL fourth of july weekend...

i'm IN LOVE with this mini version of one of the desserts i ended up making!
i call them "banana pudding bites" *wink*
they're TOO cute not to share with you...
don't you agree?

i created them using:
mini plastic shot glasses (found at the grocery store in a pk of 20)
mini nilla wafers
my FAVORITE banana pudding recipe: "Not Yo Mama's Banana Pudding"
festive flags (i made mine using a flat toothpick, a $1 pack of ribbon from Target & adhesive)

then the layering began:
mini nilla wafer
banana pudding (fill a gallon size ziploc and snip the corner for super-easy dispensing)
a slice of banana
top off with pudding & another nilla wafer
insert festive flag...
you've arrived at CUTENESS!!

my daughter, clara, helped.
we created an assembly line and 40 of these little treats were assembled in no time.

my favorite part?
the shot glasses were SUCH the perfect size!
they were able to accomodate the mini wafers...
sliced bananas...
a spoon for easy consumption!
yes people...the dessert can be SUPER cute but if you can't eat it with a spoon?
not. so. cute anymore... *wink*

my mind is spinning with the endless possibilities of mini dessert bites...
these little shot glasses are definitely at the top of my favorite "party item" now!

I made my "festive flags" on the drive to our 4th of July celebration! shhhh!!!
although i specifically made this mini version of my favorite banana pudding recipe for the sole purpose of being able to use the "mini" version of the pepperidge farm chessman cookies i've been eyeing for awhile...(the recipe calls for the regular sized chessman cookies)
the chessmans just DIDN'T look as CUTE as the nilla wafers!
and it's all about presentation...isn't it?! *wink*


staci @ lizard n ladybug July 5, 2010 at 12:31 PM  

so cute! And who woulda thought those little shot glasses would be so perfect?!? I can't wait to use them for some goodies of my own!

Save the Date for Cupcakes July 5, 2010 at 12:38 PM  

SO CUTE! Your right~ presentation is everything;o) I'll have to search for those mini shot glasses!!!

Lindsay July 5, 2010 at 12:50 PM  

These are SO cute!! :)

Elyse July 5, 2010 at 1:55 PM  

mmmm! adorable and i love bananas!


julie July 6, 2010 at 8:29 PM  

wow! you are good! that picture looks like its straight from martha herself! i will have to copy! thanks for sharing!

jackie fo July 6, 2010 at 10:10 PM  

okay, so these are the cutest things I have EVER seen and I must use them asap!

Jessica July 7, 2010 at 10:26 PM  

These are just the cutest things ever!!! Can't wait to make some! I love everything "mini sized" :)

BTW, we're throwing Grace a mini (there I go again!) back-to-school party, the PINK party, for my pink loving girl in late August. I've managed to sneakily throw in some yellow in there too after being inspired by your beautiful fete! I'm going to give the Pink Lemonade cake a try - we'll see ;) Although it's still some time away, is it okay if I link back to your party when I post ours on my blog?

Thanks for all the fun ideas!

jackie fo July 15, 2010 at 10:39 PM  

so i just had to feature your mini bannana pudding bites on my blog. hope you'll check it out. thanks for the fab inspirations!

{ L } June 30, 2011 at 11:47 PM  

These are SO adorable! Your style is always my FAVORITE. ;)

Anonymous,  March 12, 2014 at 2:50 PM  

How far ahead can you make these?

Jessica Kirkland March 17, 2014 at 2:11 PM  

Anonymous - As far as how far ahead to make these, I wouldn't recommend going more than 1 day ahead. That's just my preference though - I wouldn't want to chance my bananas browning - even if you added a bit of lemon juice to them prior to assembling. I wouldn't top it with the cookie until just before serving so they don't get soggy. Hope that helps.

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