Wednesday, May 8, 2013

Banana Split Dessert

My daughter Ariel is having a baby! My first grandchild! Her name is Marley Kay, what a cute name! I can’t wait to meet her!

I bet you can’t tell that I am a little excited. Ariel’s due date is May 26. She has been dealing with contraction since the being of April; I think that Marley can’t wait to meet me just as much as I can’t wait to meet her!

On Saturday Brandy and I threw Ariel a baby shower. It was so much fun!
 Our guest sign in table.
I found the idea for these cute little monkeys on Pinterest!
We played alot of games!

We had so much fun with our family and friends!
I decided not to serve cake for dessert, I wanted something different. If you can’t tell already we had a monkey theme. I want a dessert to match that theme. I remember my Aunt Roda making this dessert when I was younger but I never got the recipe. So I Goggled it and this was the first site that popped up. The Brown Eyed Baker so I decided to use her recipe because the others used eggs in a way I just couldn’t handle. You can always goggle it yourself if your curiosity gets the best of you.
I did changed one thing on the recipe I added 2 tablespoon of sugar to the crust, other than that I left it the same, oh and I changed the name.
It was a big hit and everyone wanted the recipe!


Banana Split Dessert

2 cups graham cracker crumbs
2 tablespoons sugar
½ cup butter, melted

12oz cream cheese
¼ cup sugar
1 (8 oz) container Cool Whip Whipped Topping

3 to 4 bananas, sliced
1 (20oz) can crushed pineapple, drained
2 cups of sliced fresh strawberries
1 (8oz) container Cool Whip Whipped Topping
½ cup chopped walnuts
Chocolate syrup
Maraschino cherries

In a medium size bowl combine the graham cracker crumbs, 2 tablespoons sugar and melted butter. Pour into a greased 9x13 inch greased baking dish and press evenly into the bottom of dish, set aside.
In a mixing bowl mix together the cream cheese and ½ cup; on medium speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Fold in whipped topping until combined. Carefully spread mixture over graham cracker crust.
Top the cream cheese filling with a layer of sliced bananas, and then add a layer of crushed pineapple, and then add a layer of sliced strawberries.
Cover the strawberries with the last container of cool whip, sprinkle with the chopped walnuts, and then drizzle with as much as the chocolate syrup as your heart desires; last but not least top with cherries.
Refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight.


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