Sprinkle the sliced strawberries with ½ cup granulated sugar. mix well, then chill until the sugar dissolves and forms a syrup.
In the microwave, melt the chocolate chips and heavy cream together. Melt in 20 second increments stopping to stir each time. Repeat until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
Mix together 16 oz whipped topping with the crushed chocolate sandwich cookies.
Toss the sliced bananas with the lemon juice.
To assemble: In the bottom of a large bowl or trifle bowl. layer ⅓ pineapple, ⅓ banana slices and ⅓ sliced strawberries. Drizzle with ⅓ melted chocolate and ⅓ nuts.
Cover with ½ of the cookie cream. Repeat until all of the ingredients are used.
Top with whipped cream and garnish with maraschino cherries.
Chill for 2 hours before serving.
To make your own whipped cream, whip 1 quart of heavy cream with ½ cup granulated sugar and 1 tsp pure vanilla extract. Whip until stiff peak form, then proceed with the recipe as written, reserving enough whipped cream to garnish the top.