Gourmet Banana Pudding

Very Easy
Serves 8
Ingredients: 

5 bananas, sliced, divided

2 boxes (3.4 oz. each) Vanilla Jell-O Instant Pudding and Pie Filling, prepared
     according to package directions

16-20 A Gourmet Thyme Lemon Thyme Shortbread Cookies (from the Bakery
     Department), crumbled, plus a few extra whole cookies, for garnish

2 cups Sweetened Whipped Cream, divided

2-3 tsp. fresh thyme leaves, divided, plus stems for garnish

- Kowalski’s Dried Banana Chips, for garnish

Instructions: 

Reserve a few banana slices for garnish. Layer half of the prepared pudding, half of the crumbled cookies and half of the banana slices in a 2 qt. glass trifle bowl or 8 individual 8 oz. parfait glasses; sprinkle with about half of the thyme leaves. Top with remaining pudding, remaining bananas, Sweetened Whipped Cream and remaining crumbled cookies. Garnish with reserved banana slices, whole cookies, banana chips and remaining thyme leaves and stems.

Note: Substitute two recipes of Vanilla Pastry Cream for the Jell-O Pudding, if desired.