Banana Pudding Cheesecake Squares are a delightful dessert that combines the comforting flavors of banana pudding with the richness of cheesecake, all layered over a soft, blondie crust. This dessert is perfect for those who love the classic taste of banana pudding but want something a little more indulgent. The addition of vanilla wafers as a garnish not only adds a nostalgic touch but also provides a delightful crunch. Whether you’re serving this at a gathering or enjoying it as a special treat at home, these cheesecake squares are sure to be a hit.


For the Blondie Crust:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/4 cup mashed ripe banana
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

For the Cheesecake Topping:

  • 2/3 cup heavy whipped cream
  • 16 ounces cream cheese (2 blocks)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3.4-ounce box of instant banana pudding powder
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: Powdered sugar for extra sweetness


  • Nilla wafers


For the Blondie Crust:

  1. Preheat the Oven: Set your oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Prepare an 8×8 baking pan with your preferred non-stick method.
  2. Make the Batter: In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter and brown sugar. Whisk in the egg yolk, flour, salt, mashed banana, and vanilla until well combined.
  3. Bake the Crust: Spread the blondie batter in the prepared pan. Bake for 15-20 minutes until just set. Cool to room temperature.

For the Cheesecake Topping:

  1. Whip Cream: In a medium-sized bowl, whip the heavy cream with a hand mixer until stiff peaks form. Refrigerate the whipped cream.
  2. Prepare Cream Cheese Mixture: In a separate bowl, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually add the sugar, banana pudding powder, milk, and vanilla extract, beating until well incorporated.
  3. Combine: Gently fold the whipped cream into the cream cheese mixture. Taste and add powdered sugar if desired for extra sweetness.
  4. Assemble: Pour and evenly spread the cheesecake topping over the cooled blondie crust. Freeze for at least 2 hours or until completely firm.

To Serve:

  • Garnish: Before serving, garnish the cheesecake squares with Nilla wafers.
  • Thaw: Let the squares thaw for a few minutes if they are too firm to cut easily.

Nutrition Facts (per square, approximate):

  • Calories: 300-350 kcal
  • Fat: 20g
  • Carbohydrates: 30g
  • Protein: 4g

Bonus Tips:

  • Texture: For a crisper crust, you can bake the blondie layer a little longer.
  • Serving Suggestion: Serve chilled for the best texture and flavor.
  • Variations: Experiment by adding different toppings like sliced bananas or a drizzle of caramel sauce.

Banana Pudding Cheesecake Squares are a delightful fusion of two beloved desserts, offering a creamy, banana-flavored treat with a unique twist. They’re perfect for any occasion where you want to impress with both flavor and presentation.