Easy Banana Split Pudding No-Bake Dessert

Banana Split Pudding No-Bake Dessert

yield: 16 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

total time: 20 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the Crust:

For the Pudding:

  • 5.1 oz box of vanilla instant pudding
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 oz. whipped topping
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 a pint of fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. of chopped fresh pineapple (about 1 1/2 cups)

For the Topping:

  • 8 oz. whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts or mixed nuts
  • maraschino cherries
  • chocolate fudge topping

Directions

1

Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in a bowl. Press the mixture into a deep 9x13 casserole dish. Set aside.

2

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the milk with pudding and set aside.

3

In a large bowl, add the cream cheese and condensed milk, and use a hand mixer for a minute until smooth. Add in the pudding and mix for 30 seconds until smooth. Fold in 8 oz. of whipped topping.

4

Slice bananas, strawberries, and pineapple into bite-sized pieces.

5

To the graham cracker crust, add half of the fruit and lay it out evenly.

6

Add the pudding mixture, and smooth it out. Then add the remaining sliced fruit in a layer.

7

Spread 8 oz. of whipped topping over the top using a knife, and sprinkle nuts over the top. Drain the juice from maraschino cherries, and add to the top of the dessert. Also, top with chocolate fudge if desired.

8

Refrigerate for a few hours to firm up, then serve. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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banana split no-bake dessert slice on plate

Love a good banana split with a cherry on top?

If so, make this no-bake banana split pudding dessert, with all the delicious flavors of a YUMMY banana split! It’s such a perfect and easy treat to share with friends and family at your next cookout or gathering.

I love the idea of preparing this a little bit ahead of time and then just having it in the fridge when ready to serve.

easy ingredients for banana split dessert on the counter

And let me tell ya, this banana split dessert is insanely YUM!

My family completely flipped over it. In fact, it’s similar to the yummy Paula Dean Banana Pudding recipe we posted in the past, except with a graham cracker crust, strawberries, pineapple, and banana split toppings.

I had a guest bring a similar dessert like this to a pool party at our home last summer, and have been thinking of how to create my own version.

slicing fruit to make banana split dessert

This banana split dessert is easy to make!

The first step is to make an easy crust using butter and graham cracker crumbs. A large casserole dish gets layered with the fresh fruit, vanilla pudding/cream cheese mixture, and then it’s topped with whipped topping, chopped nuts, maraschino cherries, and chocolate fudge.

And, of course, any of these ingredients can be omitted as desired to cater to your family’s tastes and dietary needs.

graham cracker crust dessert with fruit layer

Tips for Banana Split Dessert recipe success:

  • Yes, whipped cream can be used instead of whipped topping (it just may separate quicker). You can easily stabilize whipped cream by using unflavored gelatin with this method via allrecipes.com.

graham cracker crumbs being pressed into a dish with a spoon

layer of fruit on graham cracker crust

making a pudding layer for banana split dessert

adding chocolate and cherries to banana split pudding dessert

Banana split no-bake dessert on plate


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Banana Split Pudding No-Bake Dessert

yield: 16 SERVINGS

prep time: 20 MINUTES

total time: 20 MINUTES

Ingredients

For the Crust:

For the Pudding:

  • 5.1 oz box of vanilla instant pudding
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 oz. whipped topping
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 a pint of fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. of chopped fresh pineapple (about 1 1/2 cups)

For the Topping:

  • 8 oz. whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts or mixed nuts
  • maraschino cherries
  • chocolate fudge topping

Directions

1

Mix graham cracker crumbs and melted butter in a bowl. Press the mixture into a deep 9x13 casserole dish. Set aside.

2

In a medium-sized bowl, whisk together the milk with pudding and set aside.

3

In a large bowl, add the cream cheese and condensed milk, and use a hand mixer for a minute until smooth. Add in the pudding and mix for 30 seconds until smooth. Fold in 8 oz. of whipped topping.

4

Slice bananas, strawberries, and pineapple into bite-sized pieces.

5

To the graham cracker crust, add half of the fruit and lay it out evenly.

6

Add the pudding mixture, and smooth it out. Then add the remaining sliced fruit in a layer.

7

Spread 8 oz. of whipped topping over the top using a knife, and sprinkle nuts over the top. Drain the juice from maraschino cherries, and add to the top of the dessert. Also, top with chocolate fudge if desired.

8

Refrigerate for a few hours to firm up, then serve. Store leftovers in the refrigerator.

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dishing up a slice of banana split dessert

Grab a piece of this dessert and dig in!

What a perfect no-bake dessert to make this summer or any time you’d like a banana split. Just make sure you have lots of people to share with so you don’t eat it all, as it’s pretty irresistible! The leftovers were still amazing the next day, too.

holding plate with banana split dessert slice

I love the fluffy texture and how you get a piece of fruit with each bite of the pudding. It’s SO good! Plus, the graham cracker crust throws it over the top!

slice of banana split no bake dessert


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Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 9

  1. Lori

    Love this dessert! Very similar to one we ate as kids.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Awesome! It’s so yummy 😋

  2. ChristieG

    Making this to take to work tonite for our holiday!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yum! Enjoy 💕

  3. LisaC.

    I’m making this today! Thank you 😉

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh so funny I just did too! Lol 🥰 enjoy!

  4. Sue

    It looks delicious

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks Sue! It’s yum.

  5. kimmy8

    Going to make this for thanksgiving What can I substitute for the pineapple Suggestions please Thanks

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