Cheap Snack Idea: Banana Cream Pie Pudding Cups

If you’re looking for a quick, delicious, and budget-friendly snack for your children or even yourself, these Banana Cream Pie Pudding Cups are perfect! They are incredibly easy to make, cost less than $10 from Dollar General, and are sure to be a hit with the kids. Despite being allergic to bananas, I’ve come up with this snack that my kids absolutely love.


  • Banana cream pie pudding cups: Convenient and ready-to-eat, these are the base of your snack.
  • Fresh bananas: Slice a banana to add a fresh element to the pudding.
  • Mini vanilla wafers: These add a delightful crunch and extra sweetness.
  • Whipped cream: For a creamy, fluffy topping.
  • Optional garnish: A banana slice to add a little extra flair.


  1. Prepare the Pudding Cups:
    • Open the banana cream pie pudding cups and give them a quick stir to ensure the consistency is smooth and creamy.
  2. Add Banana Slices:
    • Slice a fresh banana into thin rounds.
    • Add a few banana slices to each pudding cup. The fresh banana enhances the flavor and adds a delightful texture.
  3. Add Vanilla Wafers:
    • Place a couple of mini vanilla wafers on top of the banana slices in each pudding cup. These add a nice crunch and a bit of extra sweetness to the snack.
  4. Top with Whipped Cream:
    • Add a generous dollop of whipped cream on top of the pudding, bananas, and wafers. The whipped cream adds a light, airy texture that complements the other ingredients.
  5. Garnish:
    • For a little extra flair, place a banana slice in the middle of the whipped cream. This not only looks appealing but also gives an extra burst of banana flavor.

Why You’ll Love This Snack

  1. Easy to Make: Requires no cooking or baking, making it a quick and hassle-free snack.
  2. Kid-Friendly: Kids love the combination of creamy pudding, fresh fruit, crunchy wafers, and fluffy whipped cream.
  3. Affordable: All ingredients can be purchased from Dollar General for less than $10.
  4. Customizable: You can adjust the ingredients to suit your taste preferences or dietary needs.
  5. Convenient: Perfect for a quick snack at home, for lunchboxes, or even as a simple dessert.

Tips for Making

  • Quality Ingredients: Ensure your bananas are ripe but firm to provide the best texture and flavor.
  • Layering: If you want a more sophisticated presentation, consider layering the ingredients in a clear cup so that all the layers are visible.
  • Chill: For an extra refreshing treat, chill the pudding cups and bananas before assembling the snack.
  • Portion Control: Use small cups to control portions, especially if you’re serving these to young children.

How to Store

  • Refrigeration: If you’re not serving the snack immediately, you can store the assembled pudding cups in the refrigerator. Cover them with plastic wrap to keep the bananas from browning and the wafers from getting too soft.
  • Prep Ahead: You can slice the bananas and prepare the whipped cream in advance, storing them separately. Assemble the pudding cups just before serving for the best texture.

This Banana Cream Pie Pudding Cup snack is a wonderful, budget-friendly treat that your kids will love. It’s a great way to provide a fun, tasty, and slightly indulgent snack without breaking the bank or spending too much time in the kitchen. Enjoy creating and sharing this delightful snack with your family!

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