Banana Split Dessert Recipe
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Banana Split Dessert Recipe

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Here's a mouthwatering make-ahead dessert that looks scrumptious...and tastes as good as it looks!—Mrs. Elmer Thorsheim, Radcliffe, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing
MAKES:25 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 30 min. + freezing
MAKES: 25 servings

Ingredients

  • 3-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted
  • 4 to 5 medium banana
  • 1/2 gallon Neapolitan ice cream (block carton)
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 can (12 ounces) evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Vanilla Extract
  • 1 pint heavy whipping cream

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 406 calories, 26 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, combine crumbs and melted butter. Set aside 1/2 cup; press remaining crumbs into a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. pan. Slice bananas widthwise and layer over crust. Cut ice cream widthwise into eighths; place over bananas. Spread edges of ice cream slices to cover banana and form a smooth layer. Sprinkle with nuts. Cover and freeze until firm.
  2. In a large saucepan, melt chocolate chips and butter; stir until smooth. Add sugar and milk. Cook, stirring constantly, over medium heat until slightly thickened and smooth. Remove from the heat; add vanilla. Cool. Pour ice cream over filling; freeze until firm.
  3. In a large bowl, whip cream until stiff peaks form; spread over chocolate layer; top with reserved crumbs. Store in freezer (will keep for several weeks). Remove from freezer about 10 minutes before serving. Yield: 25 servings.
Originally published as Banana Split Dessert in Grandma's Great Desserts Cookbook 1992, p61

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 piece) equals 406 calories, 26 g fat (14 g saturated fat), 66 mg cholesterol, 204 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein.

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Reviewed Mar. 15, 2014

"Best desert ever. I have made it with sugar-free ice cream and sugar free fudge topping. It is also excellent. We were making this in the 7-"s in WI. I made it today. Enjoy!"

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Reviewed Jul. 6, 2009

"Although there are several steps to preparing this dessert, it is well worth the effort. I used Cool Whip instead of the heavy whipping cream. It is easy to put together and sooo delicious!!!"

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