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Tuesday, June 19, 2012

No-Bake Banana Split Dessert

My mind has been on banana splits a lot lately. Maybe it has something to do with warmer weather? I love Paula Deen's Not Yo' Mama's Banana Pudding. One time while eating it, I envisioned all the possibilities in that dessert ... I've made a chocolate mint version and now, this banana split version. I have a few more ideas pondered as well. ;)

No-Bake Banana Split Dessert - A Paula Deen Remake
Printable recipe
adapted from Paula Deen
Yield: 12 servings

1 12 oz. container Cool Whip, thawed
1 14 oz. can sweetened condensed milk
1 8 oz. pkg. cream cheese, softened
2 cups milk
1 pkg (5.9 oz.) chocolate pudding mix
4 bananas, sliced
1 can (21 oz.) cherry or strawberry pie filling
1 small can pineapple tidbits, drained
1/2 cup chopped nuts, optional
2 bags Pepperidge Farm Chessman Cookies

Line the bottom of a 13x9x2-in. baking dish with one bag of cookies. Top with bananas. Top with pie filling. Top with crushed pineapple. Top with nuts.

In a medium bowl, combine the milk and pudding mix until well combined. In a separate bowl, combine the condensed milk and cream cheese until smooth. Gently fold the Cool Whip into the cream cheese mixture. Add the cream cheese to the pudding mixture and stir until well combined. Pour the cream cheese/pudding mixture in the pan being sure to cover evenly. Top with remaining bag of cookies.

Refrigerate until ready to serve. Refrigerate any leftovers.

Not the prettiest piece of dessert, but it was oh, so good! It was kind of an after-thought, but I think adding a few drizzles of chocolate syrup on top of the pudding or nut layer, would be fantastic, too!

I hope you enjoy!

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  1. sounds like the next dessert I will be trying out thanks so much for sharing come see me at

  2. Replies
    1. It was so yummy! All the flavor of a banana split without having to worry about it melting :)

  3. Ooooh, this DOES sound amazing. Thanks for sharing at our party this week.

  4. Yum, Banana Split, one of our favorites and this looks like an awesome recipe. Hope you are having a great week and thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday.
    Come Back Soon!
    Miz Helen

  5. Banana Split...yes we will love this recipe! I'd love for you to share this recipe with my readers at Fantastic Thursday. Hope to see you there

  6. This sounds delicious and easy, my fav combo! Thanks so much for sharing at Tout It Tuesday. Hope to see you next week.

  7. OK Girl! I just totally drooled all over my keyboard. I just love the sound of this. You always have just the best recipes! Your family is so lucky:) Thanks for sharing at Freedom Fridays!

    1. LOL :) Thank you so much, Evelyn! See you in a few days!

  8. What a great no bake recipe! I love using banans and those cookies, yum!

    1. Me, too! Paula Deen hit the nail on the head with that recipe!

  9. Oh my, I have had the banana dessert and this version sounds divine! Can't wait to try this. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. You are so welcome Michelle. Thank you for stopping by!

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    1. It was a nice change from the regular recipe :) Helped fix the Banana Split craving!

  11. Sounds soo yummy! Thanks so much for sharing at Mom On Timeout!


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