This easy to make no-bake pie is one of my childhood favorites. My Mom would make this pie for special family occasions.
Banana Split Pie is an easy no-bake banana dessert made with a graham cracker pie crust full of cream cheese, bananas, whipped cream, pineapple, chocolate syrup and cherries. A refreshing banana split dessert that is easy to make and serve!
We armed wrestled at Home Style HQ about what made this pie so darn good:
• The delightful crunch of Texas pecans
• The crispy graham cracker crust
• Sweet, chilled bananas
• Who doesn’t love cherries on top?
• Um, pineapple?
• This recipes makes 2 pies; 2 for you or 1 each for you and a friend, if you’re into sharing 🙂
• This pie makes a sweet 10.0 dismount from any summer meal. Enjoy!
1 Box Yellow Cake Mix or Angel Food Cake Mix
1 Lg Pkg. Banana Pudding
3 large bananas, sliced
1 ½ cups sliced fresh strawberries
1 ½ – 2 cups chopped fresh pineapple (or 6 oz can of crushed pineapple, drained)
1 Container – Cool Whip, thawed
1 Jar Maraschino Cherries, diced
½ C Pecans, chopped
¼ cup chocolate syrup
Prepare the cake and make sure it’s completely cooled before assembling the dessert.
Cut the cake into bite-sized pieces. Prepare the pudding mix. In a trifle dish (or large salad bowl) break up the bite-size pieces, using half the cake for the first layer. Top the cake pieces with half of the pudding, half of the bananas, half of the strawberries, half of the pineapple, half of the Cool Whip, half the Maraschino cherries, half of the chocolate syrup and half of the nuts. Repeat all these steps with the remaining ingredients in the same order. Chill until ready to serve.
*Note: When I assemble mine, I don’t allow the pudding to set completely before assembling because I want it to work it’s way in between the cake pieces before it firmly sets.