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Banana Split Lush

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword banana-split-lush
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 18 minutes
Chill time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 43 minutes
Servings 16 pieces
Calories 464kcal
Author Melissa Sperka

Ingredients

  • 2 cup graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans divided
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 2 8 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1 ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 20 oz can crushed pineapple drained
  • 4 medium bananas sliced
  • 2 3.4 oz boxes white chocolate or cheesecake instant pudding
  • 3 cup milk
  • 1 16 oz whipped topping or 4 cup fresh whipped cream divided
  • hot fudge sauce slightly warmed
  • 16 maraschino cherries with stems
  • sprinkles

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread ½ cup walnut pieces in a single layer and toast for 6-8 minutes. Set aside to cool. Spritz the bottom only of a 13 x 9 inch baking dish with cooking spray.
  • In a medium mixing bowl mix together the graham cracker crumbs, remaining ½ cup chopped walnuts, granulated sugar and melted butter. Press firmly onto the bottom of the baking dish. Bake for 16-18 minutes or until golden and set. Cool completely.
  • Whip together the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, drained pineapple and 1 cup whipped topping. Whip for 2 minutes until fluffy and evenly combined. Spread evenly over the crust.
  • Top with a layer of banana slices.
  • Whip together both boxes of instant white chocolate pudding with 3 cups of cold milk for 2-3 minutes until thickened but still pourable. Pour over the bananas.
  • Frost the top with the remaining whipped topping. Drizzle with chocolate fudge and garnish with the remaining toasted walnuts and maraschino cherries. Decorate as desired.
  • Chill for at least 4 hours before cutting to allow the layers to set.

Notes

You can add a layer of sliced strawberries (about 2 cups) or drizzle the banana layer with strawberry ice cream topping, if desired. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1piece | Calories: 464kcal | Carbohydrates: 55g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 50mg | Sodium: 408mg | Potassium: 213mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 40g | Vitamin A: 276IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 1mg