Tuesday, February 7, 2017

♥ Banana Split Dessert

I love this dessert. I can remember my Mom making it from the time I was too little to even know what it was.  But I know now and I love making it.  It is so cold and creamy and just the best thing out there to satisfy every decadent need!  This is a keeper my friends.

Banana Split Dessert

2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 10 whole crackers crushed)
1 1/4 Cups Sugar, Divided
1/3 Cup Butter, Melted
 2 pkgs (8 oz) cream cheese, room temperature
1 Can (20 oz) crushed Pineapple, drained
1 cup strawberries, sliced thin
4 ripe bananas
2 cups cold Milk
1 Large box Vanilla Pudding
2 cups heavy whipping cream
2 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts

In a medium sized bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar, and melted butter. Press into the bottom of a 9 x13 inch pan. Set aside.

Beat together remaining sugar and cream cheese until well mixed. Carefully spread over cookie crust. Top with pineapple. Slice bananas and layer over pineapple. Add sliced strawberries over bananas.

In another bowl mix together cold milk and vanilla pudding and set aside. In a large bowl, beat together whipping cream, vanilla and powdered sugar until soft peaks form. Remove 1 cup of whipped cream and mix into pudding. Layer pudding over bananas. Spread remaining whipped cream over pudding and sprinkle with huts. Chill for 5 hours before serving.

NOTE: You can also use 1 carton (8 ounces) Cool Whip, thawed instead of the whipped cream.

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  1. lenghty to make , but very much worth it..

  2. One word...."awe'syummmmm!!" BUT dangerous, I alone could have polished this off in one afternoon it was THAT good!! ...I did make one, teeny tiny adjustment however by my third piece...drizzle just a touch of chocolate sauce on top, then add a few more nuts ~ Omgosh! Oh and DO use the real deal of whipping cream, Cool Whip just doesn't do it justice..

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  5. I made this dessert last Easter and it's all the family can talk about since then! All other desserts have failed in comparison it seems. So I wont' be waiting until Easter to make it again. Great dessert and worth the effort! Adding the chocolate drizzle is a must if you want to compare it to a banana split! Definitely a keeper!

  6. My teenage boys LOVE this dessert! One doesn't like bananas, so I make it with whatever berries I have to hand. Since we can't call it Banana Split with no bananas, one of them named it "Slam Jam".

  7. Looks so dellicous I have to try this