If you want to impress your grandchildren, this is the way to do it. Banana split ingredients…whipped cream, chocolate syrup, sprinkles and cherries on top. Mission accomplished! I used this recipe from Delish to create this great no-bake summer dessert.

Cooking spray
2 c. crushed graham crackers
1/2 c. (1 stick) melted butter
2 tbsp. sugar
Pinch kosher salt

1 1/2 blocks cream cheese or 12 oz., softened
1/4 c. sugar
2 (8-oz.) tubs Cool Whip
3 bananas, thinly sliced into rounds
1 (20-oz.) can crushed pineapple, well drained
1 lb. strawberries, finely chopped
1/2 c. chopped pecans
Chocolate syrup, for drizzling
Rainbow sprinkles, for topping
Maraschino cherries, for topping

Grease a 9×13-inch baking dish with cooking spray. In a medium bowl, stir together graham crackers, melted butter, sugar, and salt. Press into baking dish and refrigerate until set, 15 minutes.

In a large bowl using a hand mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar until light and fluffy, then fold in 1 tub Cool Whip. Spread mixture evenly onto crust. 

Top cream layer with even layers of banana, pineapple, and strawberries. Top with remaining Cool Whip and sprinkle with walnuts. 

Refrigerate at least 4 hours or up to overnight. 

Drizzle with chocolate syrup and top with sprinkles and maraschino cherries before serving.

The sprinkles and the maraschino cherries are NOT optional when cooking for grandchildren. In fact, you need to use extra cherries because somehow a few always disappear between the making and the serving of the dessert.

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