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Patriotic Banana Split Recipe

Patriotic Banana Split Recipe

This lip-smacking salute to summertime is a creative cross between a classic banana split and a fruit salad. A scoop of watermelon, fresh berries and a sweet creamy topping produce a red, white and blue finale to any meal. And best of all, you won't have to worry about you dessert melting!
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:6 servings


  • 4 ounces reduced-fat cream cheese
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow creme
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/2 medium seedless watermelon
  • 6 large ripe bananas, quartered
  • 1/3 cup fresh blueberries
  • 1/3 cup reduced-fat granola cereal without raisins


  • 1. In a bowl, beat the cream cheese, marshmallow creme, lemon juice and peel until smooth; set aside. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop six balls from watermelon (save remaining melon for another use). In shallow dessert bowls, arrange four banana quarters; top with a watermelon ball. Spoon cream cheese topping over melon. Sprinkle with blueberries and cereal. Serve immediately. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving equals 254 calories, 6 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 14 mg cholesterol, 91 mg sodium, 50 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 fruit, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.

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