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Valentine's Banana Split Dessert!!

by Cindy Rippe

This is such an easy, delicious recipe...I promise it will be a hit with your Valentine! It's like a banana split in a big ol' pan!!  And it's so pretty and colorful...the red cherries make it the perfect Valentine's dessert!  

 

Banana Split Dessert

Crust

  • 2 cups crushed graham crackers
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 c. butter, melted

Mix together.  Press into 9×13 pan.  Bake at 350° for 15 minutes.  Cool completely.

Filling

  • 16 oz. cream cheese
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla

Cream together.  Spread over cooled crust.

Layers – (on top of cream cheese filling)

  1. Three sliced bananas.
  2. 12 oz. can crushed pineapple, well drained
  3. 12 oz. whipped topping
  4. 1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
  5. Chocolate syrup (drizzle over all)
  6. 4 oz. maraschino cherries, halved

Refrigerate several hours, until served.

*** Make sure the pineapple covers the bananas well.  They’ll keep the bananas from getting brown too fast.

*** This is a good one to make for a crowd, because it needs to be eaten about 24-hours after being made… again, because of the bananas.