Banana Cream Fudge Recipe - Inside BruCrew Life (2024)

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A creamy Banana Fudge with a Nilla wafer crust is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. It's easy to make and tastes so delicious. Trust me, you won't be able to resist a few squares of this pudding fudge.

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One of the easiest treats to make is fudge. I know this dessert is considered a holiday treat, but I'm all about making it all year long. It is so easy to jazz up a two or three ingredient fudge recipe with different extracts and colors.

Favorite fudge treats in our house are fantasy fudge, orange creamsicle fudge, and our award winning Neapolitan fudge.

Did you know you can add flavor to fudge using an instant pudding mix? That's right! By mixing the dry pudding mix into the hot fudge mixture, you can add a fun and unique flavor.

About This Recipe

If you love banana pudding, do yourself a favor and make a pan of this banana fudge today. It's creamy and has the most incredible banana cream flavor.

  • This fudge is easy to make in minutes.
  • You do not need a candy thermometer to make this fudge recipe.
  • A Nilla wafer crust makes this fudge stand out. Plus, it really give it that banana cream pie look and taste.

With a creamy banana flavor and a Nilla wafer crust, this pudding fudge is sure to satisfy your cravings! Go ahead and indulge.

Key Ingredients Needed

What I love most about thisfudge is that it is so easy to make. All you need are a few simple ingredients to make a simple and creamy treat.

  • Nilla Crust - A combo of Nilla wafer crumbs, sugar, and melted butter pressing into the bottom of the pan makes a great crust for this fudge.
  • White Chocolate Chips - You will need a 12 ounce bag of chips to make the banana and vanilla fudge layers.
  • Butter - Adding a little bit helps to melt the white chips and also give it a smooth texture.
  • Sweetened Condensed Milk -
  • Instant Banana Cream Pudding Mix - Gives the fudge a delicious banana flavor. Make sure you buy the instant pudding mix, so it dissolves easily.
  • Marshmallow Cream - Also know as fluff, this will give the fudge a fluffy and light texture.

How to Make Banana Fudge

Don't let the layers in this fudge scare you. This banana pudding fudge is actually quite easy to make. Just follow the step by step instructions and in no time your pan of fudge will be cooling on the counter.

Make a Nilla Crust

  1. Crush the Nilla wafer cookies into crumbs using a food processor.
  2. Stir the sugar and melted butter into the crumbs.
  3. Press the mixture evenly in a foil lined 8x8 baking pan.
  4. Bake for 8 minutes, then cool.

Make Banana Fudge

  1. Add the white chocolate chips, butter, and sweetened condensed milk in a pan over low-medium heat. Stir until melted and creamy.
  2. Sprinkle in the dry pudding mix and stir for 1-2 minutes while the fudge is still on low heat.
  3. Pour onto the crust.

Make Vanilla Fudge

  1. Melt a small amount of white chocolate chips, butter, and sweetened condensed milk in a small pan over low heat. Stir until melted.
  2. Pour on top of the banana fudge layer and spread out gently.
  3. Sprinkle the top with Nilla wafer cookie chunks.
  4. Place on the counter for 4-6 hours or until completely set.

Set and Serve

  1. Once the banana cream fudge is completely cool and set, lift the foil out of the pan and gently peel it away from the fudge.
  2. Cut the fudge into 36 small squares.
  3. Set on a tray and serve.

Storage Recommendations

Counter: Keep the banana fudge at room temperature in an air tight container for 3-4 days.

Refrigerator: Place the fudge in an air tight container in the fridge for 6-7 days.

Freezer: Wrap the entire block of fudge in plastic wrap and foil; place in a freezer safe bag or container for 1-2 months. Remove and thaw overnight in the fridge. Cut the fudge into squares right before you serve it. Freezing it whole vs squares keeps the fudge from drying out.

Recipe Tips

  • Line your pan with foil or parchment paper, so you can lift the whole block out easily for cutting.
  • Use a food processor to crush the cookies into fine crumbs. You can also use a plastic bag, a rolling pin, and some muscles to crush them.
  • Heat the ingredients over low heat to avoid scorching and ruining your chocolate.
  • Once you add the pudding mix make sure you continue to stir it over heat for a few minutes. This helps to dissolve the fudge a little better. It may still have just a little bit of grittiness to it.
  • Let the fudge chill and set completely before cutting into squares. Want it to set faster? Refrigerate it a few hours.

FAQ'S

What size pan do you use for fudge?

It depends on how much fudge you are making. Use a 9x13 pan for a large batch of fudge and an 8x8 pan for a smaller amount of fudge.

Can fudge be made ahead of time?

Yes, this is a great treat to make 1-2 days ahead of time because it needs time to set up completely before you cut it.

Can you freeze fudge?

Yes, fudge can be frozen. Make sure to wrap it tightly in a few layers of saran wrap and foil before putting it in the freezer.

More Easy Fudge Recipes

  • Cappuccino Fudge
  • Neapolitan Fudge
  • Marshmallow and Frosting Fudge
  • Mint Swirl Fudge
  • Peanut Butter Avalanche Fudge
  • Mint Oreo Fudge
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Banana Fudge Recipe

Yield: 36 squares

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

A creamy Banana Fudge with a Nilla wafer crust is sure to satisfy your sweet tooth. It's easy to make and tastes so delicious. Trust me, you won't be able to resist a few squares of this pudding fudge.

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 ½ cups Nilla wafer crumbs (35-40 cookies)
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 5 Tablespoons unsalted butter, melted

For the Banana Fudge

  • 2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • ⅔ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 tablespoons instant banana cream pudding mix
  • ⅔ cup marshmallow cream

For the Vanilla Fudge

  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • ⅓ cup sweetened condensed milk
  • ⅓ cup marshmallow cream
  • 2-3 crumbled Nilla Wafers

Instructions

  1. Line an 8x8 baking pan with foil or parchment paper. Preheat oven to 350°.
  2. Combine the cookie crumbs, sugar, and melted butter. Firmly press the mixture into the pan. Bake for 8 minutes. Remove and cool.
  3. In a large sauce pan combine the white chocolate chips, butter, and sweetened condensed milk. Stir over low-medium heat until melted and smooth.
  4. Add the dry pudding mix and stir 1-2 minutes longer to help dissolve the powder.
  5. Spoon in the marshmallow cream and stir until melted and smooth again.
  6. Pour the banana fudge mixture onto the prepared crust. Set aside.
  7. Place the white chocolate chips, butter, and sweetened condensed milk in a small pan. Heat over low-medium heat until melted and smooth.
  8. Slowly pour on top of the banana fudge layer. Spread out carefully. Sprinkle with crumbled cookie pieces. Let set completely before cutting into squares.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 36Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 157Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 13mgSodium: 51mgCarbohydrates: 19gFiber: 0gSugar: 17gProtein: 2g

Nutrition facts are an estimate and are not guaranteed to be accurate. If you need special diet advice, please see a registered dietician.

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*The post for Banana Cream Fudge was first published March 2013. The pictures and post were updated and republished March 2022.

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Jocelyn is the owner and creator of Inside BruCrew Life where she loves to share semi-homemade recipes with flair that anyone can recreate in their own kitchen. Jocelyn is married and has three kids. She loves to workout, enjoys trips to Disney, and relaxing at the beach.

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Comments

  1. Lynn

    Hi, I love fudge and unusual fudge flavors. I use the frosting recipes quite often. Do you think vanilla icing and white chips could be microwaved and used instead of the butter/sweetened condensed milk if it's what I had on hand? And do you ever find that your frosting fudge is too soft? I live in the very humid south and I wonder if the weather affects the fudge?

    Reply

    • Jocelyn

      Yes vanilla chips and vanilla frosting would be perfect. Here is my basic frosting recipe. https://insidebrucrewlife.com/frosting-fudge/ I do like to add a little butter to help melt the chips and to make the fudge creamier, but you could leave it out. And yes, I have noticed certain ones being softer. Humidity is definitely one reason, another one that I have noticed is different brands of chocolate chips can affect how the fudge sets up.

      Reply

    • Kathy

      Hi, what's the shelf life on this fudge and how do I store it ?

      Reply

      • Jocelyn

        The banana fudge will keep at room temperature in an airtight container for 3-4 days. It can also be kept in an airtight container in the fridge for 6-7 days. If you want to freeze it, wrap the entire block of fudge in plastic wrap and foil; place in a freezer safe bag or container for 1-2 months. Remove and thaw overnight in the fridge. Cut the fudge into squares right before you serve it. Freezing it whole vs squares keeps the fudge from drying out. I hope that helps!

  2. Val

    Can you make this without the marshmallow cream?

    Reply

    • Jocelyn

      You could leave it out but the fudge will be harder and not as creamy.

      Reply

  3. Kaylene

    Might sound like a weird question but what is marshmallow cream? I live in New Zealand

    Reply

    • Jocelyn

      Not a weird question at all. Marshmallow cream is a confectionery spread similar in flavor, but not texture, to regular marshmallows. It is gooey and spreadable and so delicious. You can buy it on amazon or I have seen some recipes to make it homemade.

      Reply

  4. Tania

    Hello, this recipe looks lovely and I'm going to try and make it shortly. I do have a question about the pudding mix, though. I live in Canada and everything here is done in grams (grrr:) and the pudding mix is sold in 32g boxes. I would need 3 boxes for this recipe. It looks like a lot of pudding mix. My question is: does your 3.4oz box of pudding mix look like it's about 3/4 of a cup in volume? Thank you:)

    Reply

    • Jocelyn

      I just measured a box of pudding mix, and it is 1/2 cup of powder. I hope that helps.

      Reply

  5. Tammy

    These look like so much fun and they sounds delish! 😀

    Reply

  6. Christine

    I can only find the banana pudding that you cook, not instant. Will this still work.

    Reply

    • Jocelyn

      No, it needs to be the instant pudding because it dissolves in the fudge mixture. You can use vanilla pudding in place of it if you need to.

      Reply

  7. MyLinda

    I made this the other day and while it tasted great, it was so sticky even after hours in the refrigerator that I couldn't cut it. I'm not sure what I did wrong but I'm going to try it again today!

    Reply

    • Jocelyn Brubaker

      Oh, no! Definitely check your measurements for every ingredient when you make it again today. I have made it many times and never had any problems with it setting! Keep me posted on how it goes!

      Reply

  8. Suzy

    I have never made fudge and it come out good. Well, not until now! I made this recipe last night and it was a huge hit and came out perfectly. Thank you so much for sharing your recipe! Merry Christmas!

    Reply

    • Jocelyn Brubaker

      Yay! I am so glad to hear your fudge turned out, and it was a hit!! Merry Christmas to you too 🙂

      Reply

  9. Kelli's Kitchen

    Hi Jocelyn, I"m Kelli from Kelli's Kitchen and I am one of the administrators for the Just Dessert Recipes FB group. I love your banana fudge so much - I posted the picture and a link directly back to your blog just a few minutes ago. I always post correctly and with integrity. I almost always ask permission to do that first, however, today has gotten away from me and since Tuesday is "MY" day with Stacy from Food Lust People Love, I just did it..........there are about 28,000 followers in that group - so you should be able to tell some FB traffic to this post. I apologize for not getting permission first! Kelli

    Reply

    • Jocelyn Brubaker

      Thank you so much for sharing the fudge. And don't worry about asking first...as long as my pics are shared with a link back to the post for the recipe, I am totally cool with it anytime 🙂

      Reply

  10. Patricia

    I just found this recipe for Banana Cream Fudge & I want to try it....I have a question....the recipe calls for 1 box of instant banana cream pudding mix. So I went to the store and bought instant pudding & Pie filling...(the kind you mix w/cold milk) Is this the correct kind of pudding mix? Please reply ASAP. I sure would appreciate it.
    Thanks. Patricia

    Reply

    • Jocelyn Brubaker

      Hi, Patricia! Yes, that sounds like you bought the same pudding that I used. I hope you enjoy the fudge!

      Reply

  11. Sandi

    This looks like an amazing recipe. I can't wait to try a gluten free version with gluten free cookie crumbs.

    Reply

  12. Amanda Smith

    What is the measurement of the chocolate chips? Looks good but pkg sizes and quantities of ingredients are not listed...

    Reply

    • Jocelyn Brubaker

      Hi, Amanda. If you scroll down past all the pictures, there is a printable recipe card with all the ingredients listed with measurements.

      Reply

  13. Des @ Life's Ambrosia

    How cute are these?! They would be perfect for a kiddos b-day party so fun and festive!

    Reply

  14. shell

    Hi, this fudge looks great! I have one question, there's a difference between marshmallow fluff and marshmallow cream. Which do you use in your fudge recipes? There are quite a few of your recipes I'd like to try. Everything looks delicious!

    Thanks so much 🙂

    Reply

    • Jocelyn Brubaker

      I think marshmallow cream and fluff are the same thing. It just depends on what brand you buy. I have actually used both before and didn't notice any difference.

      Reply

  15. Monique

    Hey, thank you for the great recipe, I hope you can help me, I live in South Africa and we don't have jars of marshmallow cream here (as far as I know), is there something I can substitute it with? Thanks again! Lots of love...

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