Graham Cracker Banana Cream Dessert

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + chilling


20 servings

Updated: Feb. 02, 2023
"I entertain often, so this crowd-pleasing dessert is frequently on the menu," relates Evelyn Schmidt of Toms River, New Jersey. "When cleaning up the dishes, there's never a crumb left to scrape off."


  • 3 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 3-1/2 cups cold 2% milk
  • 2 packages (3.4 ounces each) instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 5 medium firm bananas, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/2-inch slices
  • 1 can (20 ounces) crushed pineapple, drained
  • 1 carton (20 ounces) frozen whipped topping, thawed
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • 2 (1.55 ounces each) milk chocolate candy bar, broken into squares
  • Maraschino cherries, optional


  1. Combine cracker crumbs and butter. Press into an ungreased 13-in. x 9-in. dish. In a large bowl, beat milk and pudding mix on low speed for 2 minutes. Pour over crust; top with bananas and pineapple. Spread with whipped topping (dish will be full). Sprinkle with pecans if desired.
  2. Chill for at least 4 hours before cutting. Garnish with candy bar pieces and cherries if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1 slice: 272 calories, 13g fat (9g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 214mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (21g sugars, 1g fiber), 3g protein.

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