Mix all ingredients together and press mixture into pie plate. Bake in a 375 degree oven for 10 minutes, or until brown, Allow to cool down to room temperature.
Beat cream cheese and powdered sugar until smooth. Fold in the cool whip and chill. If you are using a smaller pie pan, make sure you get around a 1/2 inch layer of the cream cheese layer (use the rest for a fruit dip.)
3FOR BANANAS AND CREAM:
Mix sugar,salt and starch in a pot. In a bowl,whisk egg yolks and cream slightly. To the pot, slowly add the milk, then the egg yolk and cream mixture. Heat over medium, whisking frequently until thick and bubbling(but not rapidly boiling,) Once the cream is bubbling continue to cook and whisk for 30 more seconds. Finally, add the butter and vanilla and mix until the cream is smooth. Set aside.
4Cut bananas into even pieces. Place a layer of bananas on the cream-cheese layer. Try to cover as much as possible,as this acts as an insulator and keeps the heat away from the cream cheese. Add a layer of hot cream,a layer of bananas, and then top off the bannas with as much of the cream as possible. Place a plastic sheet over the cream in order to prevent a skin from forming on the cream filling.
5Place in refrigerator until completely chilled.
6FOR THE TOPPING:
Top with your favorite whipped topping. Drizzle with room temperture caramel sauce and top with nuts. Keep cold (THE COLDER THE BETTER)