Frozen Banana-Split Dessert

Frozen Banana-Split Dessert

The classic ice cream treat gets a bit of a makeover in this make-ahead dessert. The results are refreshing!

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cup crushed chocolate graham crackers (8 squares)
tablespoons sugar
tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
box (4-serving size) vanilla pudding and pie filling mix (not instant)
cup sugar
cups milk
ripe bananas, mashed
1 3/4
cups frozen (thawed) whipped topping
1 1/4
cups fresh whole strawberries, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/4
cups 1/2-inch pieces fresh pineapple
  1. Spray 8-inch square pan with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix crushed crackers and 2 tablespoons sugar. Stir in melted butter until crumbly and well blended. Press mixture in bottom of pan. Freeze about 10 minutes or until set.
  2. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, mix pudding mix, 1/2 cup sugar and the milk with wire whisk. Cook over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a full boil. Cool 10 minutes at room temperature. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  3. Stir bananas into pudding. Fold in 1 cup of the whipped topping. Spread over crust. Freeze at least 3 hours or overnight.
  4. Cut into serving pieces; place on dessert plates. Top each piece with 2 teaspoons hot fudge topping, generous tablespoonful of remaining whipped topping, 2 tablespoons strawberries, 2 tablespoons pineapple. Serve immediately.
Makes 9 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Serve each piece of dessert without toppings, and let your guests add their own hot fudge topping, strawberries, pineapple and whipped topping.
Instead of chocolate graham crackers, try making the crust with honey graham crackers.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 290
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 8g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 10mg;
  • Sodium 130mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 51g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 40g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 Starch;
    • 1 Fruit;
    • 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.