Banana Split Lush

Banana Split Lush is a Summer-y, light and sweet Banana Cream Lush dessert recipe topped with chocolate sauce, maraschino cherries and pineapple. Enjoy this delightful dessert at any Summer holiday, potluck or BBQ! (12 slices)

Ingredients for Banana Split Dessert

Bottom Graham Cracker Crust Layer (for no bake crust option):

2 (5 ounce) packages of regular, honey or vanilla graham crackers, finely ground using a food processor or manually crushing
5-8 tablespoons of unsalted butter, melted and cooled *I give a range for the amount because I have found that depending on the humidity, you may need more or less butter

Bottom Pecan Crust Layer (for baked crust option):

2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
1/2 cup finely chopped or food processor processed pecans (great for the mini food processor)
1/4 cup granulated white sugar

Cream Cheese Layer (2nd Layer):

2 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 cup granulated white sugar
1-2 tablespoons fresh squeezed lemon juice

Banana Cream Pudding Layer (3rd Layer):

2 (3.4 ounce) packages instant banana cream pudding mix
4 cups milk (you can also do 3 1/2, if you want it slightly thicker)

Whipped & Toppings Layer (4th Layer):

1 (8 ounce) container whipped topping (I used Cool Whip), you can substitute the same amount whipped cream
2-3 chopped pecans or walnuts (this would go if you chose the bottom pecan crust option too)
maraschino cherries (I use a 10 ounce jar, 284 grams) – there will be some extra leftover for serving individual slices, if people want more
1 can (20 ounce/1 pound 4 ounces/567 grams) pineapple chunks – there will be extra for serving individual slices, if people want more
chocolate sauce to drizzle over slices
right before serving: 1 freshly sliced banana (optional)

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