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Wednesday, 28 March 2018

Banana Split Dessert Recipe

Hello dear friends ~ I am sharing my aunt's recipe today. It's easy and delicious for a special occasion, a church supper, or just a special treat at home with your loved ones.

Banana Split Dessert

Spray a 9x13 pan with Pam.

2 cups graham wafer crumbs
1/2 cup melted butter

Cream Cheese Layer
12 oz cream cheese, at room temp
1/4 cup sugar
8 oz Cool Whip

Fruit and Toppings
4 bananas
1- 20 oz can crushed pineapple, drained well
20 strawberries, hulled and sliced
8 - 12 oz Cool Whip
1/2 cup crushed peanuts {optional}
Chocolate syrup 
Stemmed maraschino cheeries

 In a medium bowl, combine crumbs and melted butter, stirring till all of the crumbs are moistened. Dump the crumbs into the greased pan and press evenly. Refrigerate.

Mix together the cream cheese and sugar for three minutes until light and fluffy. Fold the Cool Whip into the cheese until combined then spread evenly over the graham crumb base.

Arrange banana slices in a single layer over the cheese filling 

and top with an even layer of drained crushed pineapple. 

Then add an even layer of sliced strawberries over the pineapple.

Cover with Cool Whip. Sprinkle with the crushed peanuts if using them and then drizzle with the chocolate syrup and top with the stemmed cherries. My aunt's original recipe called for cherry pie filling on top instead of the nuts, chocolate, and stemmed cherries. You may see a piece of it in my header above. But I opted to do the chocolate syrup and stemmed cherries. Either way the dessert is wonderful!

Refrigerate for at least five to six hours or overnight. Yield about fourteen servings.

A lovely desert with a cup of tea or coffee. Enjoy!

Happy Easter!

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Sharing from my heart ~ Sandi


  1. This dessert is so wonderful. I am using my printer. I have never made a dessert like this and must make it for my family! Thanks so much for sharing it Sandi!

  2. Oh Sandi, this looks and sounds amazing! Thank you ever so much for the delicious recipe.

    Wishing you a beautiful day! Hugs

  3. Years ago I had a friend who made this delicious dessert. I had forgotten all about it. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  4. This dessert looks very inviting and delicious. It seems a perfect companion to a lovely cup of tea.

  5. Sandi, the recipe looks wonderful. I will surely try this. Happy Easter with Love Janice

  6. How yummy! Since the banana split is made of fruit, it's gotta be healthy, right?!?

  7. Hola mi querida hermanita, ummm , se ve muy delicioso ese banana split .Muchos besitos mi niΓ±a, Dios te bendiga a ti y los tuyos πŸ˜›πŸ˜›πŸ°πŸ˜˜πŸ˜˜πŸ™…πŸ™…πŸŒΈπŸŒ·πŸŒΉπŸ’žπŸ™πŸ™

  8. Oh my, too yummy..... I am printing it out right now. Unfortunately, I can't have fresh strawberries..... maybe some sliced cherries... Or maybe just leave that part off..... I can hardly wait.

  9. Wonderful recipe!Mouthwatering!I will try to translate it...Xoxo

  10. Yum, I have to try that recipe! Thank for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

  11. OMGOSH! I think I just drooled into my keyboard. With all that fruit it has to be healthy, right? Like a few servings of fruit? lol Have a blessed, wonderful Easter. xo Diana

  12. Thank you for sharing a favorite dessert recipe of your dear aunt's, Sandi. Those memory-filled recipes are the best, aren't they? Happy Easter blessings to you and your hubby.

  13. What a fabulous dessert. I feel it is so healthy with all of that delicious fruit. Thanks for your sweet visit. Have a lovely Easter.🐣

  14. Sandi,
    Now that looks like a totally yummy dessert!! Thanks so much for stopping by and commenting on my post about selling our home in the future. I am the one who is more motivated to sell and rent. But I am the one with all the health issues. Joe is as healthy as an ox . I know those steps both to get to our house and inside of the house are going to be the death of me. My sons live in the Apartment complex right by us and their heat and water are included in their rent long with all major appliances. All they do is email management if their is a problem and it is fixed the next day. They do not have to shovel snow, Have access to a gym for tenants and a large pool. They do not have to worry about any maintainance issues...It sounds good to me. Of course, I am talking in about 10 years because it will take me that long to downsize!! I too have to someone to do work for us as Joe is not handy either!
    Wishing you a Happy Easter, my friend!

  15. Thanks for sharing the recipe with SYC. I'm going to have to make it for our next family get together.

  16. Sandi, I would much prefer your version without the cherry pie filling; that would be too much for me. And the chocolate syrup and stemmed cherries look so pretty!

  17. I must make this! It looks delicious! And I am on a fast right now, yikes! It will be over soon and I will be following your recipe.


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