Friday, November 10, 2006
Hi it's Brooke. Paula from Akron joined us on the show today and brought a fantastic dessert! Len was talking about it all morning and Paula says it's simple to make (that's key for me)!:) Enjoy the recipe and thanks Paula for doing such a great job!
Banana Split Dessert
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 stick butter melted.
Mix together and pat into the bottom of an 11x13 pan
2 cups powdered sugar
2 sticks butter - softened (not melted)
1 tsp. vanilla
Mix together and beat with mixer for about 15-20 minutes until light and fluffy
Spread this layer on top of the graham cracker crust.
Cover and place in refrigerator so the filling can set up. A note: if you are making this for the holidays and your refrigerator is full, you can place this outside to set up...just protect it from curious hungry creatures.
After the filling has set up (about an hour)
Drain a 15oz can of crushed pineapple real well
Spread on top of the filling
Slice length wise about 5 or 6 bananas and place them on top of the pineapple
Take a thawed 16oz container of cool whip and spread that over the bananas
sprinkle with chopped nuts
pour chocolate syrup over top of all of this (I usually wait until just before I serve it to do this part and I keep the container around for those who want to add more)
You can add marachino cherries to.