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My aunt's neighbor brought one for my family when my grandpa passed away (gosh, it's only been 3 weeks!). I've found so many variations online, but none seem to be the right one.
It had pudding, pineapples, cool whip, banana (of course). I don't remember if the bottom layer was cake or nilla wafers (I've seen both listed for the ingredients). I don't think it had strawberries (but I'd add them since that's my favorite part of the banana split)
I forgot to ask the neighbor when we were at my aunts house (they were getting ready to leave on vacation to see their new grandbaby).
My aunt told him the dessert was a HIT (everyone else seemed to bring nothing but ham sandwiches). He said it was an old recipe, it was so old that it says to "use margarine...NOT butter"
Melissa, below is a link to All Recipes.com. They had several banana split recipes to choose from. Hope it helps.
My mom gave me this recipe a while back. I hope you like it!
2 C. flour Mix brown sugar with flour. Cut in butter. Measure 1 C. of mixture &
2 sticks butter spread on a cookie sheet. Spread rest of mixture in a 15x17 baking
1/2 C. brown sugar pan. Bake @ 325 for 15 min. Cool
1 C. pecans
8 oz. cream cheese Mix & spread on 1st layer.
1 stick butter
1 box powdered sugar
4 or 5 bananas, sliced thin.
1 Large Can crushed pineapple
1 large carton Cool Whip
Pecan crumb mixture
maraschino cherries (halved) I'm sure you could use strawberries to replace anything or add to in any of the fruit layers.
Sprinkle pecan mixture and cherries over top of Cool Whip. Chill well before serving.
This is the same one my mom always used and it always got amazing compliments. I agree to use Margarine also
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