Toast coconut and pecans in microwave, stirring every few seconds to keep from
scorching. Set aside.
Beat cream cheese and condensed milk at medium speed with electric mixer for
Beat dry pudding mix and milk in large bowl at medium speed with electric mixer
for 2 minutes. Add vanilla extract and beat 30 seconds. Add cream cheese mixture
and beat 1 minute. Fold in whipped topping.
Spoon 1/3 pudding mixture into 4-quart bowl. Drizzle with about 2 1/2 tablespoons
caramel syrup. Sprinkle with 1/3 coconut and pecan mixture. Layer with 1/3 each
of bananas and vanilla wafers.
Repeat layers twice with pudding mixture, caramel
syrup, bananas, and ending with vanilla wafers, flat sides down, placed in a single
ring, around edge of bowl.
Cover and chill at least 4 hours.
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