Hot Mom LeTroy Cooke shows off her sweet side with her favorite holiday dessert that will impress all your guests!

Photo by Troy Cooke

We’re back with another tasty recipe from one of our fabulous Hot Moms. No holiday meal is complete without a yummy dessert and we found the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving menu. Although this treat may not be the healthiest recipe on our list, there’s no time like the holidays to indulge in moderation. And this creamy, cheesy dessert is just the thing to satisfy your sweet tooth!

Don’t forget to come back soon because each week we will be bringing you our favorite holiday dishes. While you’re in the cooking mood, join us on Pinterest for our Healthy Thanksgiving Recipe Contest and you could win a spa day on us!

Caramel Banana Pudding Cheesecake

By: LeTroy Cooke of Thriftanista in the City / @TheThriftanista

  • 40 – 50 vanilla wafers
  • 5 Tbsp butter (softened)
  • 2 Kraft Philadelphia cream cheese
  • 2 bananas (mashed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 instant banana pudding mix
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 20 Vanilla Wafers (crushed)
  • Kraft Caramel
  • Whipped cream

Preheat oven to 350º. Mix softened butter and vanilla wafers in a food processor until finely crushed. Press into a springform pan evenly along bottom and slightly up the sides. Bake 10 minutes. Allow to cool completely.

Mix cream cheese and brown sugar together until smooth. Add in mashed bananas and instant pudding mix. Mix. Add eggs. Mix.

Pour mix on top of crust and bake for 50 – 55 minutes. Remove from oven. Center should still be a little soft. Refrigerate at least  hours.

Once cooled, top with crushed vanilla wafers. Melt caramel over medium heat and drizzle caramel over top of wafers with a spoon. Finish with whipped cream.


Photos by LeTroy Cooke

Do you have a delicious healthy holiday recipe in your collection? Make sure you send it to and you could be featured on the Spa Week Thanksgiving Menu AND walk away with a $50 Spa and Wellness gift card.

Leah Gay is the Editorial Intern of Spa Week Daily. 

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