8.20.2012

Banana Splits & Sweet Summer Nights



dear friends for dinner last night

dined on the porch

sweet gentle rain falling

symphony of the frogs on the lake our only music

a soft glow in the early twilight

the conversation mellow

the coconut shrimp divine

THE FINALE

Yum Yum 

Banana Split Cake

A fun dessert for a last summer hurrah before the kids head back to school, but heck, fix it anyway.  No excuses needed for this oh so good treat.
  • 1 carton (16 oz.) cool whip (softened)
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1 package (3.4oz.) instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 - 8 oz. can crushed pineapple, drained
  • 24 graham crackers
  • 2 bananas, sliced thin 
Toppings:  I used whipped cream, chocolate syrup, more bananas, sliced strawberries, wet walnuts, and a cherry on top  :)

In a large bowl, mix the cool whip, sour cream, and pudding mix until blended.  Fold in pineapple.  Fill a ziploc bag with pudding mixture and cut off one corner of the bag.

On a flat serving plate or baking dish, arrange graham crackers in a rectangle. Pipe pudding mixture over the crackers and top with sliced bananas.  Repeat layers. (I only did 3 layers, recipe calls for 5)  Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight.  Graham crackers should get soft.  

Before serving add your toppings to resemble a banana split and loosen belt.  :) ♥  




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24 comments :

Susie said...

Well wow, what more could a girl want !!!! loved this post. xo, Susie

Honey at 2805 said...

This is one of those wonderful old recipes that I'm happy to see again! It looks wonderful, and I know for a fact it is! Thanks for the "sweet" reminder!

Shirley said...

Okay, that looks good enough to give up dieting for! But, the big ? is can one just have one slice? Bet not!! looks sooo yummmy!

NanaDiana said...

Okay, Lynn, you have taken it over the top now from delicious to decadent! Good job!;>) xo Diana

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

Wow now that sounds like the end to a perfect day!

Marilou Bain said...

Looks yummy Lynn, Hugs and have a gentle summer:) Marilou

Sarah said...

Guess I can't have one of these before I head off to bed????

The Polka Dot Closet said...

It sounds like the perfect evening with the perfect ending!

Carol

French Girl in Seattle said...

Bonjour Lynn. So glad you found me today! I have just arrived here and love your blog. Have just become your newest "follower." :-) Banana split cake, eh? Methinks my boys would enjoy sampling it... Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

French Girl in Seattle said...

Lynn. So glad you found my blog this morning. I just love yours - I can tell you are an expert treasure hunter - and am your newest "Follower." Can't wait to read more... Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

chateau chic said...

YUMMIE!!! Sounds like a delightful evening.
Mary Alice

Jennifer Watkins-Jones said...

Oh my goodness! It looks divine! I would love a little splurge right now.

Thank you so much for your kind words last week during our loss. They meant so much!

Did you find the spicy orange chicken recipe? Did it work for you?

Custom Comforts said...

Sounds like the perfect summer evening and the desert looks divine. May have to copy that recipe and give it a try. Not ready for summer to leave us, especially since it was too hot to enjoy it much. Now its just perfect and time for it to go. Must have lots of company for those outside dinners before it gets too cold.
Cindy

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Sounds like a great evening to me,
especially topped off with that yummy looking banana split cake.
Wish you could email it.......lol

Blessings, Nellie

Kelly said...

YUMMM! Totally my kinda dessert! Pinning!

Susan Hawthorne said...

That dessert sounds divine- will have to try it! Susan at Romancing the Home

Cozy Little House said...

You can come tweak my dinner or dessert any time you want to. This looks heavenly!
Brenda

Marlis said...

Well, my dessert club will be trying this next!! It looks scrumptious.. thanks for sharing. xo marlis

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...It's almost bedtime and my tummy is growling! Your beautiful dessert looks delicious!
No sweets this close to bedtime, but, sweet dreams are in order.
Blessings,
Carolynn ;)

bj said...

MERCY...just READING about this brought me to my knees.
it looks amazing.
hugs, bj

Aimee said...

That cake looks absolutely amazing! My kids would LOVE it.

aimee @ sixteen fourteen

Miss Merry said...

I bet you are very popular in your neighborhood! I would be hanging over the picket fence begging for a piece of that banana split cake!

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

Well I know firsthand about your hospitality and delicious creations. I'ma coming back someday and expect this on my plate :))
BTW I FINALLY sent off your little sumpin' XOXOXOXOXXOXOXOXO

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

This looks so good, Lynn--I bet your guests and family were thrilled when it was time for dessert! I thank you for stopping by my blog today and leaving a sweet comment--I do appreciate it!

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