Banana Split Pudding Dessert

This is a recipe I created based on another dessert I once ate. It is a really fun dessert to make with your kids because there is very little actual 'cooking'.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
3 hrs 10 mins
1 9x13-inch pan


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

  • 1 cup chopped pecans

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • 1 (8 ounce) carton frozen whipped topping (such as Cool Whip®), divided

  • 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • 1 (15 ounce) can crushed pineapple

  • 3 cups milk

  • 2 (2.5 ounce) box instant vanilla pudding mix

  • 1 ½ cups sliced strawberries

  • 2 bananas, sliced

  • chocolate syrup, or to taste

  • 12 maraschino cherries


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

  2. Combine flour, pecans, and butter in a bowl; press into the bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  3. Bake in the preheated oven until crust is lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Cool completely.

  4. Mix 1 1/2 cups whipped topping, cream cheese, and confectioners' sugar together in a bowl; spread over cooled crust. Layer pineapple over cream cheese mixture layer.

  5. Beat milk and pudding mixes together in a bowl until thickened and creamy; fold in bananas and spread over pineapple. Layer strawberries over pudding mixture; top with remaining whipped topping. Refrigerate until completely chilled, about 2 hours.

  6. Drizzle chocolate syrup over whipped topping layer and arrange the cherries equally apart from each other so each piece gets 1 cherry.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

469 Calories
27g Fat
54g Carbs
6g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 12
Calories 469
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 27g 35%
Saturated Fat 15g 73%
Cholesterol 46mg 15%
Sodium 311mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 54g 19%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 37g
Protein 6g
Vitamin C 16mg 80%
Calcium 109mg 8%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 326mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.