Banana Split "Cake" Dessert

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@SyiLuvsPastries

This is a yummy "cake" in which no oven is required. The actual prep time is approximately 15 minutes, with a refrigeration time of 5 hours.
In my opinion, a banana split isn't complete without strawberries, so I added them to the original recipe (not shown in photo). I'm not a big fan of whipped topping alone, so I added 6 ounces of cream cheese to that top layer as well.

*I think I got this from my Philadelphia Cream Cheese cookbook or from one of the Kraft Foods magazines that they used to send out.

Rating:

★★★★★ 3 votes

Comments:
Serves:
24
Prep:
5 Hr 15 Min

Ingredients

  • CRUST

  • 1 1/2 c
    graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter or margarine, melted
  • FILLING

  • 2 pkg
    (8 oz each) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    granulated sugar
  • 1 can(s)
    (20 oz) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 6 medium
    bananas
  • 2 c
    cold milk
  • 2 pkg
    (4 serving each) vanilla instant pudding
  • 2 c
    cool whip whipped topping, thawed
  • 1 pt
    fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 6 oz
    cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c
    pecans, chopped

How to Make Banana Split "Cake" Dessert

Step-by-Step

  1. In a small bowl, mix together the crumbs, 1/4 c. sugar, and the butter; press onto bottom of a 13x9-inch pan. Freeze for 10 minutes.
  2. Beat 2 (8 oz) cream cheese and remaining 1 c. sugar with an electric mixer until well blended and smooth. Spread mixture over the crust; top with the pineapple. Slice 4 of the bananas and arrange over the pineapple.
  3. Pour the milk into a large bowl. Add the pudding mixes and beat with a whisk for 2 minutes or until well blended and the mixture thickens. Stir in 1 cup of Cool Whip; spread mixture over the banana layer. Arrange the sliced strawberries over the pudding layer.
  4. Beat the remaining 6 oz. cream cheese and remaining 1 cup Cool Whip together until smooth; spread over the strawberry layer. Sprinkle with pecans. Refrigerate for 5 hours. Just before serving, slice the remaining 2 bananas and arrange over the dessert.

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