Banana Split Pudding Cake

 

Anyone who knows me, knows that I LOVE dessert!

One of my favorite summer time desserts is a Banana Split!

Love them!!

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.

 Layer 1:
(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.

Layer 2:
20 oz. can of crushed pineapple, drained

Layer 3:
4 sliced bananas

 Layer 4:

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.

Layer 5:
Spread remaining Cool Whip onto the pudding/Cool Whip mixture

Refrigerate for 6 hours

Topping:

2 containers of fresh, sliced strawberries
Hershey’s chocolate sauce drizzled on the top

YUM!!!!

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!!!

A Crafty Soiree

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