Friday, March 11, 2016

Finicky Friday - No-Bake Banana Split Cake Dessert

Hey everyone, I thought it would be cool to post some recipes I found online. I'm going to *try* to do this every Friday, but I'm sure there'll be times I won't. So of these I'll try before hand too. I'm going to call this Finicky Friday. :)







NO-BAKE BANANA SPLIT CAKE DESSERT

yield: 12 to 16 servings
 prep time: 30 minutes
 total time: 30 minutes


INGREDIENTS:

For the Crust:
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
½ cup unsalted butter, melted


For the Cream Cheese Layer:
12 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
¼ cup granulated sugar
8 ounces COOL WHIP Whipped Topping


For the Fruit & Toppings:
3 to 4 bananas, sliced
1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained well
16 ounces strawberries, hulled, and sliced
8 ounces COOL WHIP Whipped Topping
½ cup walnuts, chopped
Chocolate syrup
Maraschino cherries


DIRECTIONS:

1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish; set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter, stirring until all of the crumbs are evenly moistened. Dump the crumbs into the prepared pan and press into an even layer. Refrigerate while you prepare the next layer.

3. In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the COOL WHIP until thoroughly combined. Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the graham cracker crust.

4. Arrange the banana slices in a single layer on top of the cream cheese filling, top with an even layer of the crushed pineapple, and then an even layer of the sliced strawberries.


5. Cover with the COOL WHIP, smoothing the top. Sprinkle with the chopped walnuts, then drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with maraschino cherries. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours, or overnight.


Recipe by Brown Eyed Baker

~Okay, the Kiddo and I made this, and it was a hit. In just over twenty-four hours it was completely gone lol. I did notice I had to use the stick of butter instead of what was recommended. And it most definitely needs set up for four hours, otherwise the top layers tend to slide around.
~M


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