Graham Cracker Banana Cream Dessert Recipe
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Graham Cracker Banana Cream Dessert Recipe

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"I entertain often, so this crowd-pleasing dessert is frequently on the menu," relates Evelyn Schmidt of Toms River, New Jersey. "When cleaning up the dishes, there's never a crumb left to scrape off."
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES:16-20 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling
MAKES: 16-20 servings

Ingredients

  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 5 medium firm bananas, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 carton (20 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • 2 (1.55 ounces each) milk chocolate candy bar, broken into squares
  • Maraschino cherries, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 272 calories, 13 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 214 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Directions

  1. Combine cracker crumbs and butter. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. In a large bowl, beat milk and pudding mix on low speed for 2 minutes. Pour over crust; top with bananas and pineapple. Spread with whipped topping (dish will be full). Sprinkle with pecans if desired.
  2. Chill for at least 4 hours before cutting. Garnish with candy bar pieces and cherries if desired. Yield: 16-20 servings.
Originally published as Banana Cream Dessert in Quick Cooking January/February 2001, p48

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 slice) equals 272 calories, 13 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 214 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 3 g protein.

Sweet White Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a sweet white wine such as Moscato or a sweet Riesling.

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Reviewed Jan. 17, 2013

"Well, it was alright, but it must have tons of calories. I can feel my teeth rotting as I type. Mabye as a treat."

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Reviewed Jun. 29, 2011

"This was a plesent supprise to see how this went over so well. The second time I made it; with cheesecake pudding mix and creame cheese. Still a big hit! thanks. crw"

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