11 Banana Split-Inspired Recipes
More than a mere sundae, these recipes for banana split cakes, pies and ice cream desserts will have your kitchen feeling like summer all year long.
One day a friend showed me how to make a traditional icebox cake with just cream and graham crackers. I make it extra special with the fruit. Now everyone at your potluck can have a banana split, no muss, no fuss! —Shelly Flye, Albion, Maine
This pretty pink banana split fluff salad, chock-full of yummy fruit and nuts, is sure to disappear in a hurry. It's a sweet and speedy treat that can be served as a dessert or salad. —Anne Powers, Munford, Alabama.
Here's a mouthwatering make-ahead dessert that looks scrumptious...and tastes as good as it looks!—Mrs. Elmer Thorsheim, Radcliffe, Iowa
How's this for a dish—all the joy of a banana split without the mess. Everything in my recipe fits into one pan of delectable brownie bars. —Connee Sheckler, Chestertown, Maryland
No matter where I take this dessert, the bowl is emptied in minutes. It's fun to make because everyone oohs and ahhs over how pretty it is. —Kim Waterhouse, Randolph, Maine
This lovely and delightful dessert has the classic flavor of a banana split. It's a cool, creamy treat with no last-minute fuss since you just pull it from the freezer. It always solicits praise from our big family. -Marye Franzen, Gothenburg, Nebraska
This luscious pink pudding cake is so easy to put together. Top it with ice cream and fresh fruit, and you have one very happy family. —Nadine Mesch, Mount Healthy, Ohio
When you are hungry for a Sundae or a classic Banana Split but are craving chocolate. Sundae Funday Bark is so easy to make and serve for any occasion. The freeze-dried and baked fruit are packed with flavor but not overly sweet which goes so well with the melted vanilla white chips. Hot fudge topping adds a lot of fun to the bark. If freeze-dried fruit is not available, use dried fruit. If baked banana slices are not available, use store bought banana chips. The hot fudge topping/sauce can also be spooned over the top or poured into a ziplock bag, snipping a small piece of the corner off to drizzle. —Kim Banick, Salem, Oregon