An easy no-bake sweet treat. Perfect for those hot summer months when turning the oven on is unbearable.

Judy

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
additional:
4 hrs
total:
4 hrs 25 mins
Servings:
12
Yield:
1 13x9 inch pan
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine the crushed vanilla wafers and melted margarine. Pat into the bottom of one 9x13 inch pan.

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  • Beat the cream cheese and confectioners' sugar together until light and fluffy. Spread over the top of the vanilla wafer crust. Spoon crushed pineapple over the cream cheese layer. Then layer sliced bananas over the pineapple. Cover with the non-dairy whipped topping and sprinkle top with chopped walnuts and maraschino cherries.

  • Chill for at least 4 hours before serving.

Nutrition Facts

644 calories; protein 4.8g 10% DV; carbohydrates 76g 25% DV; fat 37.6g 58% DV; cholesterol 20.5mg 7% DV; sodium 353.1mg 14% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2011
I have been using a recipe very similar to this one for years and it gets rave reviews every time. One IMPORTANT detail that gets over looked is to save the pineapple juice and cut your bananas into the juice and allow them to sit in there for a few min. This will keep the bananas from turning brown and keep it fresher looking longer. also it is important to squeeze the pineapple to get ALL the juice out not just let the juice drain out using gravity. Plus you can then drink the pineapple banana combo for good health. Another good tip is to freeze the "crust" part before putting on your cream cheese layer, this will make it easier to spread as it keeps the crust in place. another spin on the cake is to use gramcrackers as opposed to vanilla wafers. but both are equally good, its all preference. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
07/11/2008
The crust was good but overall it was just alright. Probably won't make again. Read More
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120 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 95
  • 4 star values: 19
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
09/26/2011
I have been using a recipe very similar to this one for years and it gets rave reviews every time. One IMPORTANT detail that gets over looked is to save the pineapple juice and cut your bananas into the juice and allow them to sit in there for a few min. This will keep the bananas from turning brown and keep it fresher looking longer. also it is important to squeeze the pineapple to get ALL the juice out not just let the juice drain out using gravity. Plus you can then drink the pineapple banana combo for good health. Another good tip is to freeze the "crust" part before putting on your cream cheese layer, this will make it easier to spread as it keeps the crust in place. another spin on the cake is to use gramcrackers as opposed to vanilla wafers. but both are equally good, its all preference. Read More
(69)
Rating: 5 stars
12/09/2003
I made this for my banana lovin' niece who turned 7 on friday. Because the kids all swarmed around the cake and then devoured it I didn't get to try it but they said it was "really really good". Before I added the whipped topping I drizzled a 7.25 oz. bottle of "Twix Magic Shell" (made by Smuckers) over the bananas put it in the frige to harden and then added the whipped topping. Oh and I also soaked the sliced bananas in the pineapple juice to prevent browning. Thank you so much Judy my nieces & nephews once again think that I'm the bomb!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/28/2004
My co-worker found this recipe and brought it to work. Makes ALOT served 10 pple for two days of dessert. I will be savoring the last serving of this weeks' run tomorrow. TRY THIS RECIPE!!! Oh let me just say to put pineapple in strainer. First time I didn't drain sufficiently and it made dessert a bit too liquidy. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/22/2003
This is a delish and easy recipe. I used Graham cracker crumbs and 3 T sugar instead of the vanilla wafer crackers. My husband took one bite and said "OH MY GOSH!" Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2007
OUTSTANDING! Made this for Memorial Day picnic - what a hit! It ALL went! I added banana cream pudding made from package directions and poured over pineapples. Everyone wants this recipe now! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2003
Delicious! We made this recipe but used 2 pkgs of cream cheese. Nothing else changed and it was a hit! Super easy Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2007
This is FABULOUS!!! You can use crushed graham crackers instead of vanilla wafers & drizzle chocolate syrup over the cherries for added flavor. I do Weight Watchers so I used fat free everything & it was still MMMM..sooo good! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/14/2006
This recipe is so yummy! I made it for a friend's birthday and now I've been asked to make it for other people's birthdays!!! The only thing I'd adjust would be to double the confectioner's sugar/cream cheese mixture. This has such a refreshing taste that it's just perfect for warm weather. Heck any weather! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/25/2008
Just made this today and it was really good and a hit at our picnic. I cheated by purchasing 2 pre-made vanilla wafer shells. I skipped the walnuts and drizzled with magic shell instead. I really wish that I had either mini chocolate chips for this and/or chocolate sprinkles. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
07/11/2008
The crust was good but overall it was just alright. Probably won't make again. Read More
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