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Gelatin Banana Split

"Here is a dessert that my younger guests have as much fun assembling as eating," writes Dixie Terry of Goreville, Illinois. "And since it has a lot less fat than most festive fare, it also makes a healthy snack."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. + chilling
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) strawberry gelatin
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 1 cup cold water
  • 6 medium firm bananas
  • Whipped cream in a can
  • Chopped nuts, optional


  • In a small bowl, dissolve gelatin in boiling water. Stir in cold water. Pour into a 13-in. x 9-in. dish. Refrigerate for 2 hours or until firm. Cut gelatin into 1/2-in. cubes. Just before serving, split bananas in half lengthwise. Place two pieces in each serving dish. Top with gelatin cubes, whipped cream and nuts if desired.

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