No-Bake Banana Split Cake

Prep Time
20 mins
Chill Time
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time
2 hrs 50 mins

Equipment
13×9 baking dish
measuring cups
Liquid measuring cup
mixing bowls
Measuring spoons
rolling pin or food processor
handheld mixer or Stand mixer
rubber scraper
cutting board
chef’s knife

Ingredients
GRAHAM CRACKER CRUST:
2 cups about 10-12 full crackers graham cracker crumbs
¼ cup granulated sugar
½ cup unsalted butter melted
CREAM CHEESE FILLING:
12 ounces cream cheese softened
½ cup granulated sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounce tub thawed Cool Whip

FRUIT FILLING:
3 large bananas sliced
12 medium strawberries cleaned and sliced
20 ounce can crushed pineapple drained well
PUDDING LAYER:
2 (3.4-ounce boxes) instant banana cream pudding mix
2 cups cold milk
TOPPINGS:
8 ounce tub thawed Cool Whip
ADDITIONAL TOPPINGS (all optional):
¼ cup chocolate syrup or hot fudge sauce
16 Maraschino cherries
2 Tablespoons chopped pecans
2 Tablespoons sprinkles
US Customary – Metric

Instructions
MAKE CRUST:
Spray a 13×9 baking dish with non-stick cooking spray.
Crush graham crackers in a Ziploc bag with a rolling pin or in a food processor.
Add crumbs to a medium bowl and stir in ¼ cup sugar and melted butter and mix until well combined.
Press the crumbs into the prepared pan.
Freeze for 15-20 minutes or until set.
MAKE CREAM CHEESE FILLING:
In a large bowl, beat cream cheese until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
Pour in sugar and vanilla and beat until smooth, about 1-2 minutes.
Fold in Cool Whip until smooth.

MAKE PUDDING:
In a large bowl, whisk together pudding mix and milk until smooth and slightly thickened.
Place the bowl in the refrigerator for 5-10 minutes for the pudding to thicken.
ASSEMBLE:
Remove the pan from the freezer and spread the cream cheese layer evenly over the graham cracker crust.
Place sliced bananas on top of the cream cheese layer followed by a layer of sliced strawberries.
Spread the drained pineapple evenly over the fruit.
Spread pudding evenly over the bananas.
Top with a container of Cool Whip and spread into an even layer.
Chill in the refrigerator for at least 3 hours or overnight.
Serve with additional toppings of your choice.

Nutrition
Serving: 1slice | Calories: 349kcal | Carbohydrates: 45g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 46mg | Sodium: 183mg | Potassium: 276mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 32g | Vitamin A: 598IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 109mg | Iron: 1mg

source: easybudgetrecipes.com

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