Friday, April 27, 2012

No-bake Banana Split Bars


Yield: 12-16 servings
Prep time: 30 minutes

For crust:
2 C graham cracker crumbs
1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

For Cream Cheese Layer:
12 oz cream cheese, room temp
1/4 c granulated sugar
8 oz cool whip topping

Fruit Layer & Topping
2-3 bananas, sliced
1 (20oz) can crushed pineapple drained
16 oz strawberries sliced
8 oz cool whip topping
1/3 c nut topping
chocolate syrup
marashino cherries

Grease a 9x13 in baking dish set aside

In a medium bowl, combine the graham crackers crumbs and melted butter, stirring until all the crumbs are evenly moistened. Dump the crumbs into the prepared pan and press into an even layer. Refrigerate while you prepare the nnext layer.

In a medium bowl, mix together the cream cheese and sugar on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Using a rubber spatula, fold in the cool whip. Spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the graham cracker crust.

Arrange banana slices in a single layer on top of the cream cheese filling, top with an even layer of crushed pineapple and then strawberries.

Cover with cool whip smoothing the top. Sprinkle with chopped nuts, drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with cherries. Refrigerate

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