Skip to Content

Easy No-Bake Banana Split Dessert Recipe

Delicious, rich and creamy, with all the ingredients you love in an easy banana split, this no-bake Banana Split dessert will be one you make again and again.

This creamy Banana Split dessert is a family favorite!

Easy No-Bake Banana Split Dessert Recipe.

Summer is quickly approaching and that means picnics, BBQs, potlucks, and family get-togethers are almost upon us.

You’ve probably wondered before any of these occasions:

What should I bring?

What is easy and quick to make but still super delicious?

And, more importantly, when it’s hot outside, the last thing you want to do is crank up your oven and sweat it out in the kitchen!

No-bake? Easy to make but still super delicious?

I can’t think of a better one for summer with all of the grillin’ and chillin’ that goes on. Once you make this delicious, rich, creamy, and no-bake banana split dessert, you will make it again and again……

Most importantly – it’s entirely no-bake. Absolutely no oven time is required, which makes it perfect for the summer when you don’t want to heat up the kitchen, and also perfect for when you need a quick dessert that you can throw together in very little time. Poof! Done!


Banana Split Dessert Recipe:

 Rating: ★★★★★
 Yield: 12-16
 Prep Time: 30 minutes
 Total Time: 4 hours, 30 minutes

Delicious, rich and creamy, with all the ingredients you love in a banana split, this no-bake Banana Split dessert will be one you make again and again.

Ingredients

 • 1 stick of butter, melted
 • 1 box of graham cracker crumbs
 • 1 (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
 • 1/4 cups butter, softened
 • 2 cups powdered sugar, or to taste
 • 4 bananas, sliced
 • 1 (20 oz) canned crushed pineapple, drained
 • 1 (16 ounces) container Cool-Whip, thawed, or 1 1/2 cups heavy whipping cream
 • 1 (4 ounces) jar of maraschino cherries, stemmed
 • 1 cup walnuts or pecans, chopped
 • hot fudge sauce, slightly warmed
 • 1 tablespoon rainbow sprinkles

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine graham cracker crumbs and melted butter.
  2. Firmly press into a crust in the bottom of a 9×13 glass or porcelain dish, and let it chill in the freezer for about 10 minutes to firm up.
  3. In a medium bowl, cream together the cream cheese, 1/4 cups butter, and the powdered sugar until creamy, about 5 minutes.
  4. Don’t be tempted to add milk, it will take a few minutes, but the mixture will blend up perfectly!
  5. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the cooled graham cracker crust.
  6. Add a layer of sliced bananas over the cream cheese mixture.
  7. Spread pineapple chunks evenly over the bananas.
  8. Evenly spread the Cool-Whip over the pineapple-banana layer using a rubber spatula.
  9. Garnish with the pecans/walnuts and maraschino cherries.
  10. Drizzle the chocolate fudge over the dessert and then sprinkle the rainbow sprinkles over the surface.
  11. Chill for at least 4 hours before cutting to allow the layers to set.

[bs_icon name=”glyphicon glyphicon-file”] Notes

Tip: You can use fresh whipped cream in place of the Cool Whip, both for the filling and the topping. If you do, plan on only keeping the leftovers for up to 2 days, as the fresh whipped cream will become watery as it sits in the refrigerator.


If you like this recipe you can try these other easy no-bake delicious dessert recipes:

Source: sugarapron.com

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Michelle

Tuesday 21st of September 2021

The note reads if you use whipped cream for filling and topping however the filling directions do not say whipped cream or cool whip. Hopefully were not supposed to add cool whip to the cream cheese layer/filling?

Toni

Saturday 14th of August 2021

Can you make this a day ahead

Alexandra

Saturday 7th of August 2021

I don’t know if it made enough of the cream cheese mixture. It was hard to spread. But looks delicious

Marian

Friday 28th of May 2021

The ingredients call for crushed pineapple but the instructions say pineapple chunks. I'm using crushed, right?

Linda Munger

Saturday 18th of July 2020

How much is one box of gram cracker crumbs?

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.