Anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE dessert!
One of my favorite summer time desserts is a Banana Split!
I usually make and bring dessert for our Sunday Family BBQ. Since we were eating outside by the pool and it was 108 degrees, I decided we needed something cool and refreshing (I wanted to do something besides ice cream). I remembered seeing a Banana Split Cake made by Kraft. I found the recipe on line and decided to tweak it just a bit…
I came up with this wonderful summery dessert that I call…
“Banana Split Pudding Cake”
Here are the ingredients you will need:
For the crust:
1 ½ cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup melted butter
¼ cup sugar
Mix and press onto the bottom of a 13 x 9 pan.
Freeze for 15 minutes.
(2) 8 oz. packages of softened cream cheese (room temperature)
3/4 cup of sugar
Beat the cream cheese and sugar until well blended.
Spread over cooled crust.
20 oz. can of crushed pineapple, drained
4 sliced bananas
2 (3.4 oz. each) JELL-O Vanilla Instant Pudding
2 cups cold milk
Mix until blended.
1 cup of Cool Whip
Fold into pudding and spread pudding mixture on top of the banana layer.
Spread remaining Cool Whip onto the pudding/Cool Whip mixture
Refrigerate for 6 hours
2 containers of fresh, sliced strawberries
Hershey’s chocolate sauce drizzled on the top
I wanted to top it with a shaved Hershey’s chocolate bar, but everyone was ready to dive into it and I forgot!
Everyone at the BBQ loved my Banana Split Pudding Cake… even my kids!
Thanks Mandy for having me!!!