Layered Banana Split

This Layered Banana Split dessert is a delightful combination of graham cracker crumbs, creamy layers, fresh fruits, and a hint of chocolate. It’s a perfect treat for any occasion, whether you’re hosting a party or simply craving a sweet indulgence.

Why You’ll Love This Recipe:

This recipe is a crowd-pleaser with its layers of creamy goodness, fruity flavors, and a touch of chocolate. It’s easy to make, requires no baking, and is sure to impress your guests with its beautiful presentation.


  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 8 ounces cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons + 3 1/2 cups cold milk, divided
  • 16 ounces Cool Whip topping, divided
  • 1 (23-ounce) container of frozen sliced strawberries, thawed and drained well
  • 1 (20-ounce) can crushed pineapple, drained well
  • 2 (3.4 ounce) boxes of banana cream instant pudding
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Maraschino cherries (optional)
  • Nuts (optional)


  1. Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish; set aside.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Press the mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish to form a crust. Chill in the refrigerator.
  3. In another bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, 2 tablespoons of milk, and vanilla until smooth. Fold in 8 ounces of Cool Whip. Spread this mixture over the chilled crust.
  4. Layer the drained strawberries and pineapple over the cream cheese mixture.
  5. In a separate bowl, whisk together the banana cream instant pudding mix and 3 1/2 cups of cold milk until thickened. Spread the pudding over the fruit layer.
  6. Top with the remaining Cool Whip, spreading it evenly. Drizzle chocolate syrup over the top.
  7. Chill the dessert in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours or overnight before serving.


Store any leftovers covered in the refrigerator for up to 2-3 days.

Recipe Tips:

For a twist, try adding chopped nuts or extra fruit between the layers for added texture and flavor. Feel free to customize the toppings to suit your preferences, such as using different flavored syrups or additional fruits. Enjoy this delicious Layered Banana Split with friends and family for a memorable dessert experience!

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