Today is my oldest sister’s birthday. She’s 20 years older than me and has always been like a second mom to me. She ran the St. George marathon with me a year and a half ago. She’s warm, bubbly, and one hot mama.  Even 20 years after she left high school people would stop me and ask, “You must be Shelly’s sister?

I still can’t believe she’s a grandma. Her four grandkids call her “Grandma Sugar”.

I know it’s WAY in the future for me but I’m a little sad that name is taken. Now my grandkids are going to have to call me “Grandma Butter” at the rate I’m going.

Happy Birthday Shelly!

This was another Father’s Day inspired recipe. My husband loves banana cream pie and banana splits. This dessert can and needs to be made ahead of time. Although it looks fancy, it couldn’t be made any easier by layering graham crackers, bananas, and a cream filling.
This is one of those desserts that is so light and summery, you could probably eat the whole thing by yourself. Trust me, I tried. I brought it to Bunko and kept going back to “sample” it to make sure I liked it.
 Banana Split Icebox Cake - no-bake and so easy! www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

 Banana Split Icebox Cake - no-bake and so easy! www.the-girl-who-ate-everything.com

 

Banana Split Icebox Cake - A super easy icebox cake with bananas, strawberries, and graham crackers. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com
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Banana Split Icebox Cake

Ingredients

  • 1 carton (16 ounces frozen whipped topping, thawed (or use 3 batches of homemade whipped cream which is about 6 cups of whipped cream))
  • 1 cup 8 ounces sour cream
  • 1 package (3.4 ounces instant vanilla pudding mix)
  • 1 can (8 ounces crushed pineapple, drained)
  • 24 whole graham crackers
  • 2 medium bananas , sliced thin
  • Toppings: additional sliced bananas and sliced fresh strawberries
  • Chocolate Drizzle:
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, mix the whipped topping, sour cream, and pudding mix until blended. Fold in pineapple. Fill a Ziploc bag with pudding mixture and cut off the corner of the bag.
  2. On a flat serving plate or large baking dish arrange four graham crackers in a rectangle. Pipe about 1 cup of the pudding mixture over the crackers; top with about 1/4 cup banana slices. Repeat layers five times. Cover and refrigerate for at least 8 hours or overnight. Graham crackers should be soft.
  3. Before serving, make the chocolate drizzle. For the Chocolate Drizzle: Heat the cream in the microwave until hot (about 20-30 seconds). Place chocolate chips in a small bowl and pour hot cream over the chips. Let it sit for a second and then stir until chocolate is smooth. Let cool slightly while preparing the bananas and strawberries for the topping.
  4. Arrange sliced fruit on top. Drizzle with chocolate and serve.

Recipe Notes

Source: adapted from Shelly Flye from Taste of Home

Amount per serving (10g)
Banana Split Icebox Cake - A super easy icebox cake with bananas, strawberries, and graham crackers. the-girl-who-ate-everything.com