banana pudding

Basic But Scrumptious Shortbread Banana Pudding

Two of my girls are active members of Girl Scouts, an activity that I’ve always loved and tried to ensure they have time for, no matter what other activities they may be participating in. They do tons of crafts and volunteer work, they learn about handling money and working hard for their badges. During Girl Scout cookie season, they really do earn their rewards. My husband takes them door to door, he lets them do the talking (and boy, what salesmen they can be!). Next year, we’ll have three girls in the scouts and that’s a lot of cookies to sell to reach the goals that they set for themselves. With all of these cookies laying around the house, we indulge just a bit…

After sharing Alicia’s Thin Mints cupcakes, I thought about ways that I could incorporate some of the cookies that I love into different treats. For a while, I’d been wanting to throw together a banana pudding but I didn’t have the time. The vanilla wafers that I bought for it had long since been gobbled up by the children (okay, and me) but I thought that the Shortbread cookies, known to some of you as Trefoils, would be the perfect replacement. It was an experiment, since they’re definitely not the same type of cookie, but I think it came out deliciously and I’m happy to share with you all!


Vanilla pudding mix
Girl Scouts Shortbread/Trefoil cookies
Ripe Bananas

1. Make pudding according to box, whether it’s instant or stovetop, which usually just requires adding cold milk. Cool the pudding.

2. Cut up and add bananas, mix them up into the pudding.


3. Crumble your cookies and sprinkle them on top.

Garnish with a cookie or two, maybe some whipped cream!


Was that not SO easy and delicious?! Enjoy it!


14 thoughts on “Basic But Scrumptious Shortbread Banana Pudding

  1. Looks good, before they were Trefoils, they were called Scotties, whatever they call them shortbread cookies are good.

  2. This looks like a good pudding I havent had pudding for ages I will have to try this one Thank you for sharing the recipe

  3. Banana is one of my favorite flavors. I use it in many recipes. This recipe sounds easy enough to make as well as delicious.

  4. This looks beyond amazing. I can only imagine how good this would be on a hot summer day.

  5. The Basic But Scrumptious Shortbread Banana Pudding recipe looks astounding. I cannot wait to taste your special recipe. I thank you so much for the directions on this delicious treat.

  6. This looks delicious and fairly easy to make. Banana pudding is a big hit with most people and my family loves it. I really like shortbread and will have to try this soon.

  7. Yummy!! This is such a great quick and easy version of banana pudding! I am definitely going to try making this very soon. I don’t have Girl Scout cookies anymore (they go quick when we buy them!), but I bet it would be just as good with vanilla wafers. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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