No Bake Banana Split Dessert

Banana Split Dessert

Today’s recipes is another one of those oldies but goodies.  I have had it in my recipe file for over 30 years and it originally belonged to my mother.  It is on a nice little type written 3 x 5 index card in my collection of recipes.  I remember spending hours on my typewriter typing out all my recipes!  Now all I have to do is log onto my blog.

I served today’s recipe at a farewell dinner party for a sister missionary in our ward this past week.  Her family was here to pick her up so we invited them to dinner and then  invited a lot of the people she had served and taught during her mission over for a little dessert party and to say goodbye.   Let’s just say the banana split dessert was a huge hit.  I actually had to hide a few pieces of it so that the guest of honor could have a piece when she was done visiting.

Banana Split Dessert

One of the best things about this dessert, other than it is delicious, is that it is no bake!  No oven or stovetop required.  Perfect for summer.  Especially on a 95 degree day like it is in Portland today and your air conditioner is broken.  Yes, that would be me!

The dessert starts with a base of graham cracker crumbs.  It is then topped with a mixture of sugar and butter that has been beat for 15 minutes until it gets so light and fluffy!  And so yummy!  I have a hard time not just eating all the filling straight out of the bowl.  But I did manage to save some for the dessert.  Top the graham crackers with the filling and then top with sliced bananas, strawberries and drained crushed pineapple.

Banana Split Dessert 2Then top it with Cool Whip, more sliced strawberries and then I like to drizzle it with chocolate syrup.  A banana split must have chocolate!

Banana Split Dessert

Then all you have to do is slice and serve.  Be sure to keep it refrigerated until you are ready to eat it!
Banana Split DessertThis dessert got a lot of oohs and aahs that night!

Banana Split Dessert


For other yummy desserts, try these:

Mint Striped DelightFrozen Lemon Dessert – Ice Cream Pie

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No Bake Banana Split Dessert
Serves: 10-12 servings
  • ½ C butter, melted
  • 1 C graham cracker crumbs
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 C butter
  • 2 C powdered sugar
  • 3-4 bananas, sliced
  • 1½ pints strawberries, sliced
  • 1 container of Cool Whip (12 oz.)
  • 1 20 oz. can of crushed pineapple, drained
  • chocolate syrup to drizzle
  1. Note: If raw eggs are a concern for you they can be left out of the second layer.
Layer One:
  1. Mix together ½ C butter melted and 1 C graham cracker crumbs
  2. Press into bottom of 9 x 12 pan.
Second Layer:
  1. Mix together eggs, 1 C butter and powdered sugar and beat for 15 minutes (this is important!)
  2. Spread over graham cracker layer
Third Layer:
  1. Slice bananas and cover over second layer
Fourth Layer:
  1. Cover over bananas with 1 pint sliced strawberries
Fifth Layer:
  1. Cover with pineapple
Sixth Layer:
  1. Cover with Cool Whip
Seventh Layer:
  1. Sprinkle with remaining strawberries and drizzle with chocolate syrup
  2. Refrigerate until ready to serve.


Leigh Anne


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Leigh Anne
Hi – I’m Leigh Anne! I have been a homebased mom for 30 years since my first baby boy was born! I love working with women and helping to inspire them to achieve their goals and dreams while still maintaining motherhood and family as their number one priority. I blog about everything I enjoy – creating treats and meals in my kitchen, spending time in my garden, entertaining and party planning, reading, self improvement and tips and ideas on style and fashion.
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  1. Lisa says

    I’m a little confused with your recipe as to the ingredients. You list the ingredients as 1/2 cup melted butter and 1 cup of butter, then you say to use 1 cup of butter with the graham crackers and then 1 cup of butter is used with the powdered sugar. I just don’t want to use to much butter if it’s not needed. Thank you.

  2. Jeanne says

    How do you keep coming up with more yummy combinations! I was just unpacking banana split dishes my mother came me years ago. I’ll have to give this a try.

  3. Kathy says

    I have made this for years minus the eggs. I just use softened cream cheese, butter and powdered sugar in layer over crust. Also, instead of strawberries, I place marachino cherries over cool whip and sprinkle finely chopped nuts. Delicious!


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