8/13/13

No-Bake Banana Split Cheesecake

No-Bake Banana Split Cheesecake (13”x9”) 
*My co-workers LOVED this!



2 slips of cinnamon graham crackers 
1 and 3/8 stick of butter or margarine - melted 
2 packages/cubes of cream cheese – room temperature 
1 can of sweetened condensed milk (new wt 14oz) 
1 tbs . vanilla extract or vanilla bean paste 
1 can pineapple rings 
3 ripe bananas 
12 strawberries 
1 tub whipped cream topping - thawed 
Chocolate Syrup (to taste) 

Using a Ziploc bag, crush both packages of graham cracker. Once the crackers are into crumbs, add all of the melted butter and stir until all crumbs look damp (should not be soaked).

Dump graham cracker crumb mixture into 13”x9” pan and using your fingers press firmly onto the bottom of the pan to create the crust. If you’d like, you can push some of the crust onto the sides of the pan up to a 1/2”. Place in the refrigerator to chill for no less than 10 minutes.

In a large bowl for mixing, combine the cream cheese, condensed milk and vanilla with an electric mixer on medium-high speed. Mix until completely smooth. Pour about 1/3 of the cream cheese mixture into the pan and spread evenly over the crust.

Drain the juice from the can of pineapple rings, and with clean paper towels pat dry each ring (too much juice will make the cheesecake fall apart after cut). Place each ring in the pan, into one layer, and push down into cream cheese mixture (after each ring is in the pan, almost the entire bottom should be covered).

Pour the rest of the cream cheese mixture into the pan and spread evenly over the pineapple rings (the rings should not be showing since you pushed them down).

Slice up the bananas after peeling and strawberries after washing them, and layer them each fruit at a time. For an example, after this step your layers (starting from the bottom) should be: crust, filling, pineapple, filling, bananas, strawberries.

Spread evenly the whipped cream topping over the top of the fruit and drizzle with chocolate syrup.

Refrigerate for 3 hours or overnight before serving.

Enjoy!

2 comments:

  1. Um, I second that - I may need to make that...after I get rid of the Jerk Baby Cake!

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