Banana Pudding Dessert is a decadent dessert with layers of cream cheese, banana slices, vanilla pudding with whipped cream, and an optional peanut butter topping, all on top of a vanilla wafer crust.
In a large bowl, combine the sugar, cornstarch, and salt.
Add the eggs and egg yolk and whisk to combine.
Add the milk and whisk until well combined (about 30 seconds).
Pour the mixture into a saucepan and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly until thickened (approximately 5-10 minutes).
Remove from the heat and whisk in the butter, one cube at a time.
Whisk in the vanilla extract.
Cover with plastic wrap and chill until completely cool (about 30 minutes).
While the pudding is chilling, make the crust. In a medium bowl, combine crushed vanilla wafers and melted butter. Stir together until well blended, making sure to coat each crumb.
Pour crust into a 9x9 inch pan and press firmly to the base and slightly up the sides of the pan. Set in the refrigerator to chill.
In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, confectioners' sugar, and 1 cup of the whipped topping.
Carefully pour the cream cheese mixture into the prepared crust. Spread evenly over crust.
Top with sliced bananas.
Pour the cooled pudding over the bananas. Set in the refrigerator (covered with plastic wrap) for another 1-2 hours.
When you are ready to serve, top with remaining cool whip, crushed cookies, and peanut butter glaze.