Recipe for Banana Creme Brownie Squares


    Banana Creme Brownie Squares

    1 (15 ounce) package brownie mix and
        ingredients to make brownies
    3/4 cup chopped dry roasted peanuts, divided
    1 1/4 cups cold milk
    3 medium bananas, sliced, divided
    1 (5.1 ounce) package vanilla instant pudding
    1 (8 ounce) container frozen whipped topping,
        thawed and divided
    12 whole strawberries

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

    Prepare brownie mix according to package directions. Stir in 1/2 cup peanuts. Pour into 9-inch square baking dish (stone if you have one). Bake according to package directions. Cool completely.

    Slice 2 bananas; place in single layer over brownies. In 2-quart bowl, whisk pudding mix into milk; beat until mixture just begins to thicken. Gently fold in 2 1/2 cups of whipped topping. Quickly spread pudding mixture over bananas. Refrigerate 30 minutes.

    Sprinkle remaining 1/4 cup peanuts over pudding mixture. To serve, cut into squares, garnish with whipped topping. Top each square with remaining banana slices and a strawberry fan.