A banana split bar which is very rich and a nice dessert.

Pam
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Melt the butter or margarine over low heat. Remove from heat and add 1/2 cup sugar and graham cracker crumbs. Press into a 9 x 13 inch pan. Bake for 15 minutes; let cool.

  • Cream together the cream cheese, 1 cup of white sugar and vanilla. Spread over graham cracker crust.

  • Layer sliced bananas, drained pineapple and whipped cream dessert topping on top of bars in order given. Sprinkle with chopped nuts, then with cherries. Cover and refrigerate 6 hours or overnight. Cut into squares and enjoy!!

Nutrition Facts

325.7 calories; 3.3 g protein; 36.4 g carbohydrates; 37.1 mg cholesterol; 155.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (81)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2010
TIP: Save the juice from the pineapple to dip the sliced banana in and it will help keep the bananas from turning so fast. I do this with most all my fruit that will turn like peaches, apples, etc. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2011
Came out alright. The crust didn't hold together... More butter needs to be used. I added more bananas than called for. Read More
(8)
95 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 80
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2010
TIP: Save the juice from the pineapple to dip the sliced banana in and it will help keep the bananas from turning so fast. I do this with most all my fruit that will turn like peaches, apples, etc. Read More
(67)
Rating: 5 stars
09/29/2010
TIP: Save the juice from the pineapple to dip the sliced banana in and it will help keep the bananas from turning so fast. I do this with most all my fruit that will turn like peaches, apples, etc. Read More
(67)
Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2006
OMG...........this is SOOO good! I made no changes to the recipe. Only advice I can give is if you use Pyrex baking dishes make sure you grease the pan to prevent sticking. Other than that make it just as the recipe says!!! DELISH!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/07/2007
I made this as a pie. Instead of making the crust as directed, I used 2 pre-made store bought graham cracker crusts. The filling was enough to make 2 pies. It was a big hit even for those that don't normally like sweet treats. It's very tasty and not packed with a full force taste of sugar. VERY GOOD! Read More
(57)
Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2008
Creamy mellow fruity and not too sweet this is easy to make and not so rich that you can't enjoy a piece right after dinner. It's only flaw is the frozen whipped topping. This would have been so much better both in taste and appearance with fresh whipped cream. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/22/2002
very good! any tips on keeping the bananas from turning brown so quick? Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/16/2010
This is the best dessert to make ahead and freeze. I have been making it for years in an oblong tupperware save & store container. take out half an hour before serving. FIVE STARS. Read More
(23)
Rating: 5 stars
07/12/2010
Excellent and addicting! I cut the recipe in half and used a graham cracker crust. I also drizzled caramel and chocolate syrup over the bananas and pineapple before adding the whipped topping. This dessert tastes even better the next day. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2010
I made this years ago and my daughter tells me it is her favorite ever! She asked again this year. It is fruity creamy colorful & easy to make enjoyed by most everyone!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/29/2004
I really liked this recipe. I'm not a fan of bananas so I substitued bananas & pineapple for fresh raspberries and frozen blueberries (with only Strawberry flavored Cool Whip on top). Very good for summer picnics! Read More
(16)
Rating: 3 stars
04/12/2011
Came out alright. The crust didn't hold together... More butter needs to be used. I added more bananas than called for. Read More
(8)