If so, make this no-bake banana split pudding dessert, with all the delicious flavors of a YUMMY banana split! It’s such a perfect easy treat to share with friends and family at your next cookout or gathering. I love the idea of preparing this a little bit ahead of time and then just having it in the fridge when ready to serve.

Banana split no-bake dessert on plate

The first step is to make an easy crust using butter and graham cracker crumbs. A large casserole dish gets layered with the fresh fruit and vanilla pudding and cream cheese mixture, and then topped with whipped topping, chopped nuts, maraschino cherries, and chocolate fudge.

graham cracker crust dessert with fruit layer


For the Crust:
  • 2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
For the Pudding:
  • 5.1 oz box of vanilla instant pudding
  • 2 cups of milk
  • 8 oz. cream cheese, softened
  • 14 oz. can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 8 oz. whipped topping
  • 4 bananas, sliced
  • 1/2 a pint of fresh strawberries, thinly sliced
  • 8 oz. of chopped fresh pineapple (about 1 1/2 cups)
For the Topping:
  • 8 oz. whipped topping
  • 1/2 cup chopped peanuts or mixed nuts
  • maraschino cherries
  • chocolate fudge topping
dishing up a slice of banana split dessert

Tips for Banana Split Dessert Success:

  •  I think this dessert needs a deeper rimmed 9×13 casserole dish, or consider picking up a disposable one at the Dollar Tree.
  • I sprinkled some Ball Fresh Produce Protector over my bananas specifically, and it did help them not to turn super brown!
  • Yes, whipped cream can be used instead of whipped topping (it just may separate quicker). You can easily stabilize whipped cream using unflavored gelatin with this method via
  • To avoid staining, drain the maraschino cherries from the syrup before adding to the dessert.

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