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Banana Split Dessert


8 tbsp butter

2 cup graham cracker crumbs

2/3 cup powdered sugar

8 oz cream cheese-softened

15 oz can crushed pineapple

1 cup whipped cream

3-6 bananas-sliced

1 pkg instant chocolate pudding

1 1/2 cup Milk

Additional whipped cream for topping

Maraschino cherries and chopped nuts or your choice of garnish


Melt butter in a 9-inch by 13-inch glass baking dish.

Stir in graham cracker crumbs and press with a fork to make crust.

Bake for 5 minutes in a pre-heated 200-F degree oven.

Set aside to cool.

Combine powdered sugar,cream cheese,pineapple,and whipping cream in a large mixing bowl.

Beat with a mixer to thoroughly combine all ingredients.

Spread the mixture evenly over the top of the graham cracker crust.

Slice enough bananas to completely cover the pineapple-cream layer.

Prepare instant chocolate pudding with the milk and pour mixture over the top of the banana slices.

Refrigerate to set and store.

Just prior to serving,top with additional whipped cream,and sprinkle with nuts and maraschino cherries.