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Wallpaper Paste

Courtesy of Brittany Alvillar
Wallpaper paste
Courtesy of Brittany Alvillar

Submitted by Brittany Alvillar of Denver

The name "Wallpaper Paste" came from my uncle Dan, which was his nickname for the dessert my grandma made from tapioca pudding, Cool Whip, chocolate and bananas. My aunt Colleen made a tradition of making it for every holiday get-together, where it is served with dinner and plays the role of "first dessert." Don't let the name fool you. It is delicious!


1 box Jell-O Tapioca Pudding

1/3 cup cocoa

1/2 cup sugar

2 cups cold 2 percent or whole milk

1 to 2 bananas, sliced

1 8-ounce tub thawed Cool Whip

Combine dry pudding, cocoa, sugar and milk in a medium saucepan. Follow direction on pudding box to cook the mixture. Chill several hours. Add bananas and Cool Whip to pudding mixture, stir well and serve.