Thursday, April 12, 2012
Recipe Thursday - Banana Split Dessert
Banana Split Dessert
2 1/2 cups crushed graham crackers
1 stick melted butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 softened 8oz. package of cream cheese
1 cup powdered sugar
3 bananas - sliced
1 can of crushed pineapple - drained
2 - 4 serving banana or vanilla instant pudding
Crush graham crackers to make 21/2 cups. Mix with melted butter and sugar. Press into 9X13 pan and freeze for 10 minutes or longer. (the longer you freeze it the easier it is to spread the cream cheese filling)
Mix cream cheese and powdered sugar until creamy. Spread over graham cracker crust. Next spread the pineapple over evenly. Cover with sliced bananas. Mix pudding with 2 cups milk. Add cool whip to pudding (1 cup). Put on top of banana layer. Cover and refrigerate until set (10-15 minutes). Top with 1 1/2 cups cool whip.
You can top you dessert with whatever topping you wish. I like to put nuts (walnuts), cherries or strawberries. Once you place your toppings, drizzle chocolate right before serving.
I have made this a few times and it is always a huge hit! The only sad part about making this dessert is you rarely come home with any left. : )