Sometimes dessert should be eaten first, I know this goes against all words of advice your mother ever told you. But there is a time and place for everything and in this case, dessert is allowed to go first. Trust me, one bite of this layered goodness, sugar cookie crumbles, creamy pudding, bananas, more cookie crumbles, bananas, cookie crumbles and a drizzle of rich chocolaty topping and you will be convinced.
I'm a stickler for homemade pudding. For one it's rather simple to make and the 15 minutes that it takes to prepare far outweighs any Jello brand instant or cook and serve type. As for the sugar cookies, I happened to have leftovers which I simply crumbled for the parfaits however, vanilla wafers or blond brownie crumbles would taste marvelous as well. Chocolate drizzle, I used leftovers from a lime-chiffon cake I had glazed, however, melted chocolate chips with whipping cream or any of those store bought chocolate ice cream toppings would be just fine. I'm in love with the Homemade Vanilla Pudding recipe on http://allrecipes.com/recipe/homemade-vanilla-pudding/. Follow this baby to a tee and your pudding will be delectable. Let it set in the fridge with a piece of plastic wrap on the surface of the pudding. Once the pudding is set...let the layering begin. I layered it...cookie crumbs, pudding, bananas, more cookie crumbs, pudding, bananas, crumbs and topped it off with a generous amount of chocolate glaze.