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Banana Cream Cheesecake in a Jar

Banana Cream Cheesecake in a Jar

There is something about cheesecake that makes me happy. Combine cheesecake and a jar for this Banana Cream Cheesecake in a Jar recipe and I am jumping for joy.

Don’t get me wrong, I love a traditional pie — but putting dessert in a jar to create an individual serving is perfection!

Banana Cream Cheesecake in a Jar

Do you remember when you would have to heat up jello or pudding on the stove and let it cool?  Now jello is made with just milk, making any dessert with jello or pudding a snap to make.

Banana Cream Cheesecake in a Jar

Once I made the banana cream pudding, I combined it with plain cream cheese. This gives it a cheesecake feel. I just used a hand mixer to combine the two.

Banana Cream Cheesecake in a Jar

Then I added a tub of whipped cream. I didn’t use the hand mixer for this. I just simply folded it in.

At this point you can refrigerate the banana cream cheesecake mixture and take it out when you are closer to serving.

Banana Cream Cheesecake in a Jar

Once all of the whipped cream is combined with the cheesecake mixture, I put it all in a gallon size plastic bag. I cut the corner so I was able to direct the mixture into the bottom of the jar.

Banana Cream Cheesecake in a Jar

The banana cream cheesecake mixture is the base and goes in first.  Using a plastic bag is so much easier than spooning it in. This keeps the glass clean.

Banana Cream Cheesecake in a Jar

Then I added slices from one banana on top.

The slices of one banana fills up one of these larger mason jars.  You can use half the bananas when you use a smaller jar.

Banana Cream Cheesecake in a Jar

Followed by a layer of vanilla wafers.

Banana Cream Cheesecak in a Jar

Add the remaining cool whip on top and crush a few vanilla wafers for decoration on top. It’s the perfect summer dessert!

If you want to make this ahead, you can refrigerate the banana cream cheesecake mixture and then assemble the dessert when you are ready.

Banana Cream Cheesecake in a Jar

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 box Banana Cream Jello
  • 1 8 oz. Cream Cheese softened
  • 1 1/3 cups Milk
  • 1 Tub Cool Whip
  • 2 Bananas sliced
  • 2 cups Vanilla Wafers

Instructions

  1. In a mixing bowl, whisk together the banana cream jello and milk, set aside for at least 5 minutes
  2. In a separate mixing bowl, add the jello mixture with the softened cream cheese
  3. Fold in 2 1/2 cups Cool Whip
  4. At this point you can refrigerate until ready to serve
  5. Put the banana cream cheesecake mixture into a plastic bag and cut one of the corners
  6. In a mason jar, squeeze the mixture out of the plastic bag for the bottom layer of the dessert
  7. Add slices of one banana
  8. Then a cup of vanilla wafers
  9. Add a dollop of the remaining cool whip with crushed vanilla wafers on top
  10. Serve
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As a married-mother of two, Chris understands the demand on all families when it comes to dinner-time. She started her food blog, Burnt Macaroni, because she wanted to make that process easier for her family and others. Follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter and Instagram as she teaches herself and her kids how to cook!

31 Comments

  • Lauren
    06.08.16 at 9:28 am

    Oh my…this looks so good!! Pinned!!

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    • Chris
      06.08.16 at 5:10 pm

      Thanks so much Lauren!

      Reply
  • Robin G.
    06.08.16 at 9:39 am

    Oh my, yum! I love banana and I especially love it in dessert form!

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    • Chris
      06.08.16 at 5:10 pm

      You will love this Robin:)

      Reply
  • Perfection indeed! And I love the no-bake factor!

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    • Chris
      06.08.16 at 5:11 pm

      I agree Rachel — No-bake is definitely the way to go in the summer!

      Reply
  • Maggie Unzueta
    06.08.16 at 11:00 am

    I might be drooling. Looks so yummy! I have to make this now.

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    • Chris
      06.08.16 at 5:11 pm

      I can’t wait for you to try it Maggie!

      Reply
  • Rachel
    06.08.16 at 11:33 am

    This is so darling! Desert in a jar always tastes better for some reason! I love cheesecake, so I will definitely have to try this one out

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    • Chris
      06.08.16 at 5:12 pm

      It’s really yummy Rachel:)

      Reply
  • Chrissa - Physical Kitchness
    06.08.16 at 1:44 pm

    HOLY COW. Good thing these are individually portioned or I’d eat all of that in one sitting. Come to think of it, I’m pregnant – so I have a hall pass to eat it all in one sitting, right?!

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    • Chris
      06.08.16 at 5:12 pm

      Yes you do! Congratulations Chrissa:)

      Reply
  • Kristen Kavan
    06.08.16 at 2:25 pm

    My husbands favorite dessert is banana cream! This would be such a good treat! thanks for sharing this recipe!

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    • Chris
      06.08.16 at 5:12 pm

      He will love this Kristen!

      Reply
  • Kirsten
    06.08.16 at 2:30 pm

    I love desserts in a jar! My sorority chef used to make something like this and I loved it, so now that he’s gone, I may have to give this a go!

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    • Chris
      06.08.16 at 5:13 pm

      You should definitely do it Kirsten:)

      Reply
  • Cara
    06.08.16 at 4:15 pm

    These look so yummy and what a beautiful presentation with putting them in jars! Love it!

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    • Chris
      06.08.16 at 5:13 pm

      Thanks so much Cara!

      Reply
  • KP
    06.08.16 at 5:49 pm

    I read the title of this post and nearly screamed – I LOVE banana cream pie! The fact that I can make this in a mason jar just made it that much better 🙂

    Reply
    • Chris
      06.09.16 at 8:53 pm

      You will love it KP!

      Reply
  • Glenda Kruse
    06.08.16 at 10:50 pm

    I am obsessed with cheese cake. Plan to save the recipe, thank you!

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    • Chris
      06.09.16 at 8:54 pm

      Me too Glenda:)

      Reply
  • I love this! Perfect one size dessert and no cook!! Even better 🙂

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    • Chris
      06.09.16 at 8:54 pm

      I love these individual desserts too Erica!

      Reply
  • Amber
    06.09.16 at 10:38 am

    OH MY GOSH. I’m dying right now, this looks so amazing. Pinning immediately!

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    • Chris
      06.09.16 at 8:54 pm

      Yay! I hope you enjoy it Amber!

      Reply
  • Bella B (xoxoBella)
    06.09.16 at 11:00 pm

    I am instantly craving this! I love banana cream!

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    • Chris
      06.10.16 at 2:39 pm

      You’ll love it Bella!

      Reply
  • Alison
    06.10.16 at 5:33 am

    This looks amazing, I am going to have to give this a go. Pinned for later!

    Reply
    • Chris
      06.10.16 at 2:40 pm

      It’s really yummy Alison!

      Reply
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