So I made two types of banana pudding tonight (one for a birthday party at work and one to take to Essie's daycare!)
First the "fancy" pudding (this one is Paula Deen)
2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessman cookies
6-8 bananas, sliced
2 cups milk
1 (5 oz) French vanilla pudding
1 (8 oz) package cream cheese, softened
1 (14 oz) can sweetened condensed milk
1 (12 oz) CoolWhip
Line the bottom of a 13x9 pan with 1 bag of cookies (save 4 of them) and layer bananas on top.
In a bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix together until smooth. In another bowl, combine the cream cheese and condensed milk until smooth. Fold the whipped topped into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese mixture to the pudding mixture and stir until well blended. Pour the mixture over the cookies and bananas and cover with remaining cookies. Refrigerate until set.