Quick and Easy Southern Banana Pudding:
1 package (3.5 oz) vanilla flavor instant pudding and pie filling...
1 1/2 cups milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups whipped topping (cool whip), divided
40 vanilla wafers, divided
2 bananas, sliced, divided
2 tablespoons chocolate topping (chocolate syrup)
In a medium bowl combine pudding mix, milk and vanilla. With electric mixer, beat 1 to 2 minutes or until thickened. Add 1 cup whipped topping. In 1 1/2 quart round dish layer half of wafers, bananas and pudding. Drizzle with chocolate. Repeat layers ending with pudding. Top with remaining 1/2 cup of whipped topping Top with 3 crushed cookies if desired. (we also drizzle a little chocolate syrup on top).