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No-Bake Banana Split Cake

No Bake Banana Split Dessert is a classic! It layers a graham cracker crust, cream cheese-based filling, bananas, pineapple, strawberries, whipped cream, nuts, chocolate & a cherry on top! Part banana pudding and part icebox cake, it’s a great dessert for the most special holidays or simple gatherings.

Each year, around Easter, I start to get a hankering for this no bake banana split dessert, which is peculiar to me, because I can only remember eating it once or twice ever, and that was at least 10 or 15 years ago. For some reason, it has stuck in my mind and I associate it with Easter. It’s quite possible that my mom made it for an Easter dessert a couple of years in a row, and then moved on to something else. A few years ago I finally asked my mom if she had the recipe for the “banana split dessert thing” that she made a long time ago, and she was able to dig it up for me. It took me approximately 2.2 seconds to assemble what I needed and I’ve been enjoying it at least a couple of times a year ever since!

Ingredients

For the Crust:

  • 2 cups (168 g) graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup (113.5 g) unsalted butter, melted

For the Cream Cheese Layer:

  • 12 ounces (340.2 g) cream cheese, at room temperature
  • ¼ cup (50 g) granulated sugar
  • 8 ounces (226.8 g) Cool Whip

For the Fruit & Toppings:

  • 3 to 4 bananas, sliced
  • 20 ounce (566.99 g) canned crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 16 ounces (453.59 g) strawberries, hulled and sliced
  • 8 ounces (226.8 g) Cool Whip
  • ½ cup (58.5 g) walnuts, chopped
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Maraschino cherries

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