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banana split delight

Recipe by
Marilyn Renfro Gore
Fred, TX

For a beautiful, cool and mouthwatering dessert, try this fruity Banana Split Delight! Mine has been sitting in the refrigerator all night and I am salivating and really fighting the old will power thing to keep from digging in! What is worse is trying to keep The Hubs from tearing into it until our company arrives! There is nothing better on a hot summer day than a cold and creamy, fruity and refreshing dessert! Join us?

yield 8 - 12
prep time 45 Min
method No-Cook or Other

Ingredients For banana split delight

  • 2 c
    cinnamon graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    butter, melted plus 2 tablespoons
  • 8 oz
    cream cheese
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 tsp
  • 16 oz
    cool whip
  • 1 can
    pineapple,crushed & well drained
  • 1 sm
    strawberries, thawed and drained
  • 2 lg
    bananas, sliced
  • 2 sm
    boxes banana instant pudding
  • 3 1/2 c
  • 1-2 tsp
    banana extract
  • chocolate syrup
  • maraschino cherries
  • nuts - your choice

How To Make banana split delight

  • 1
    Prepare graham cracker crust with melted butter. Mix well, pour into greased 11 x 9 greased glass dish and pat out with hand. Refrigerate.
  • 2
    In bowl,mix cream cheese,sugar,2 Tblsp. sugar and vanilla until light and fluffy. Fold in half of Cool Whip. I used 2 8-oz. CoolWhips instead of one large. Pour and layer on crust.
  • 3
    Layer pineapple, bananas, and strawberries on top in that order. I used fresh strawberries and sprinkled a packet of Stevia over them.
  • 4
    Whisk puddings, banana extract and milk until thickened. Spread on top of fruit layer. Cover with the remaining Cool Whip, then decorate with chocolate syrup, cherries and nuts. I used walnuts but pecans are yummy too! Refrigerate at least 4 hours but I did for overnight.