Monday, February 16, 2009

Moon Pies

Lent is almost upon us, and it is time once again for MOON PIES, sent to us from S's mother in Alabama. Apparently, moon pies are a big southern Mardi Gras thing. Moon Pies. Mardi Gras. Who woulda guessed?

Anyway, here is a recipe she sent along for a moon pie dessert, just in time for Fat Tuesday:

Moon Pie Bienville Dessert

1 large box Instant vanilla or French vanilla pudding made with ½ cup less milk than called for in recipe on box

 1 can sweetened condensed milk

 ¼ cup sour cream (can do without, but it does add a bit of tang)

 1 12 oz. container whipped topping - thawed

 1 tsp vanilla

 6-7 bananas, sliced

 12 Moon pies, broken or sliced into bite size pieces

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Mix prepared pudding, condensed milk, and sour cream.

Fold in whipped topping.

Place moon pie pieces in bottom of 9 by 13 dish.

Top with banana slices.

Top with pudding mixture.

 Chill three hours or overnight.

(Optional: top with more pieces or quarters or halves of moon pies or chocolate chips or any decorations)