Banana Pudding Bark Candy Dessert

I know Christmas is still quite a while away, but I’ve already started planning some of the DIY gifts I’ll be giving this year. Personally, food gifts are some of my favorites. I can’t wait to give this banana pudding bark this year. Not only does it make a great gift (put it in a fancy little tin and it looks totally gourmet), but it’s a great kid-friendly dessert for Thanksgiving and Christmas, too.

Banana Pudding Bark makes a great food gift

Banana Pudding Bark Makes a Great Food Gift

A handful of ingredients and a smart tin or pretty candy gift bags are all you need to make this affordable food gift. Luckily, we keep lots of these ingredients on hand anyway. Hubs loves to snack on banana chips, and I make bark, oreo balls and other desserts often enough to keep melting chocolate on hand pretty much all the time.

Okay, so it’s not quite the same as sitting down with a bowl of creamy banana pudding (hubby’s 2nd favorite dessert), but it is a tasty alternative.

banana pudding bark diy food gift

How to Make Bark Candy

If you’ve never made bark candy, it’s quite simple. Melt some chocolate (Wilton’s candy melts, chocolate chips, or almond bark will all do), flavor the chocolate if you’d like using extracts, powders, etc., and cover the top of the bark with toppings like crushed candies, dried fruits, pretzels and more. It’s the easiest dessert you can make, but people are really wowed by it!

Recipe for Banana Pudding Bark

Remember, if you don’t have candy melts, you can always use white chocolate chips or white almond bark instead. And to get the yellow color of the yellow candy melts, simply set aside some of the chocolate chips or almond bark, and add yellow food coloring gel.

Also, the yellow chocolate is entirely optional. It’s merely decorative, and if you want to simplify your recipe, just omit it.

banana pudding bark ingredients

Ingredients for Banana Pudding Bark:

Directions for Banana Pudding Bark:

1. Line a medium sheet pan with wax or parchment paper. Set aside.

white chocolate melts in double boiler

2. Place the white chocolate in a double boiler. Melt the chocolate over medium heat, stirring occasionally.

3. While the white chocolate is melting, add the yellow candy melts to a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds or until completely melted and smooth. Remove from microwave and stir well.

4. Once the white chocolate is completely melted, add the pudding mix and stir well. Remove from heat.

spreading the bark candy

5. Pour the melted white chocolate into the parchment lined pan. Use a rubber spatula to spread and even it out to about 1/4″ thickness. You can make yours thinner or thicker, according to your preferences.

candy bark with banana chips

6. Immediately place banana chips all over the chocolate. Press into chocolate slightly.

7. Stir the melted yellow chocolate again and drizzle half of it on top of the bark. (You may have to re-heat it in the microwave if it hardened during steps 5 and 6).

8. Sprinkle the broken pieces of Nilla wafer cookies on top of the bark. Press into chocolate slightly.

banana pudding bark in the pan

9. Drizzle the remaining yellow chocolate all over the bark (re-heat, if necessary).

10. Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to allow the banana pudding bark to completely harden.

11. Break into pieces and ENJOY!!

banana pudding bark broken into pieces

Banana Pudding Bark

This banana pudding bark is a fun twist on a classic dessert. It'll make a great food gift for the holidays!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Resting time 1 hr
Total Time 15 mins
Course Dessert

Ingredients
  

  • 1 12 oz bag Wilton bright white chocolate melts or white chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup Wilton yellow chocolate melts
  • 3 Tablespoons banana cream JELLO pudding powder mix
  • 1/2 cup banana chips
  • 1 cup Nabisco nilla wafers broken into pieces
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts optional

Instructions
 

  • Line a medium sheet pan with wax or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Place the white chocolate in a double boiler. Melt the chocolate over medium heat, stirring occasionally.
  • While the white chocolate is melting, add the yellow candy melts to a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on HIGH for 45 seconds or until completely melted and smooth. Remove from microwave and stir well.
  • Once the white chocolate is completely melted, add the pudding mix and stir well. Remove from heat.
  • Pour the melted white chocolate into the parchment lined pan. Use a rubber spatula to spread and even it out.
  • Immediately place banana chips all over the chocolate. 
  • Stir the melted yellow chocolate again and drizzle half of it on top of the bark. (You may have to re-heat it in the microwave if it hardened during steps 5 and 6).
  • Sprinkle the broken pieces of Nilla wafer cookies on top of the bark.
  • Drizzle the remaining yellow chocolate all over the bark (re-heat, if necessary).
  • Place in the refrigerator for 1 hour to allow the bark to completely harden.
  • Break into pieces and enjoy.
Keyword candy bark, no-bake dessert

easy banana pudding bark

Banana Pudding Bark is a fun take on a classic dessert. It makes a wonderful gift at Christmastime!

If you like this banana pudding bark recipe, you should also try these desserts:

Instant Pot French Toast Casserole with Bananas and Walnuts

Banana Walnut French Toast Casserole in the Instant Pot

Delicious chocolate banana bread

Chocolate Banana Bread

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