Thursday, July 15, 2010

Frozen Banana-Split Dessert Recipe

I get frequent newsletters from Betty Crocker website with the latest and greatest new recipes. I love checking them out for new ideas. Well today, I received this great looking recipe which comes at a perfect time of year - cool refreshing desserts. The recipe below already received 5 stars and it sounds really delicious.

Frozen Banana-Split Dessert Recipe
2/3 cup crushed chocolate graham crackers (8 squares)

2 tablespoons sugar
2 tablespoons butter or margarine, melted
1 box (4-serving size) vanilla pudding and pie filling mix (not instant)
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups milk
2 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.

High Altitude (3500-6500 ft): No change.


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