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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:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

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 to 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 layer 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 top of 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 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 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 insane YUM!

My family completely flipped over it. In fact, it’s a little 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 and vanilla pudding and cream cheese mixture, and then 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 Success:

making a pudding layer for banana split dessert

adding chocolate and cherries to banana split pudding dessert


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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:

  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted

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 to 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 layer 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 top of 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 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.

I love the fluffy texture and how you get a piece of fruit with each bite of the pudding – so good. Plus the graham cracker crust throws it over the top WOW!

slice of banana split no bake dessert


Lina (lina@hip2save.com) loves cooking new recipes, thrift store shopping, and DIY home decor projects.

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Comments 25

  1. Angelica

    Looks amazing !

  2. mom2two

    I have some over ripe bananas I was going to use for banana bread, but do you think they would be ok in this recipe? It would be nice to try something different.

  3. MCouzens

    Could I use some of my frozen bananas for this recipe? Maybe if I made it in advance it would give the bananas a chance to thaw by the time we want to eat it? Or I wonder if it would make it soupy.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ya I’m afraid of that also and would use fresh bananas.

  4. Elizabeth

    This looks sooo good!!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Thanks so much Elizabeth!

  5. JJ

    I’ve been trying to print the recipe but it keeps printing something about the Kindle offer. Anyone else having problems?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      So odd – sorry about that! Are you pressing the print icon to print by the title of recipe? What browser? Just trying to get more info to share with my team. Thanks!

      • JJ

        Oops, my bad. I was pressing print next to the final picture of this deliciousness and it wouldn’t print the recipe so I scrolled all the way up to the top and printed from there. Thanks

  6. Juma

    This looks so good and easy. I can’t wait to make this with my nieces who are learning to cook. Thanks for a great recipe

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome!! Enjoy -that sounds fun.

  7. scamp

    This looks amazing! Thank you for the recipe. I thank you but my thighs do not! 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      LOL haha well enjoy 🙂

  8. Sara

    Is there anything that could be used instead of whipped topping/cream on top? I don’t have a problem with whipped topping/cream when it is mixed in with other ingredients. I can’t stand it on its own.

    • Mel

      I’m not a fan of cool whip either , but some fresh whipped cream would be amazing . Heavy whipping cream ( a bit of powdered sugar or not) whip until thick. Fresh whipped cream topping !

      • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        That’s a great idea!

  9. Lisa K.

    My parents used to make this dessert and it was awesome! Thanks for the reminder of a great recipe – I’m going to have to make it for my kids. 🙂

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay! That’s so fun!

  10. countrygal

    Wow, this looks really good, I definitely will be making this. Thanks so much for the recipe.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      You’re so welcome! Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by!

  11. SEV

    I made a banana split lasagna last summer similar to this. I started with graham crackers as noodles then fruit, pudding mix, cool whip, and repeated…topped with cherries, fudge, and pecans. Freeze for about 30 minutes to make cutting & serving easier.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Wow that sounds fantastic!

    • Sheryl

      Can you leave out the cream cheese.

  12. Jackie

    OMG this dessert brings back so many good memories! My mom use to make this for my birthday! It is so delicious especially on a hot summer day 🙂 Kids loves it! Thank you Lina!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Awesome! I’m so glad -Enjoy it 👍

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