I’m sure I’ve told you this before, but a dessert weakness of mine is banana splits. In any form. The traditional, Blizzards, pie – it doesn’t matter, I love them all! And after I made those mini Millionaire Pies that reminded me so much of a banana split, I knew I had to make a banana split version soon.
When I was a young’en, my Aunt Amelia would come over and my mom and I would go with her to Dairy Queen so we could get treats. I so looked forward to her visits because every time I would order a banana split. My mom and I will still occasionally crave an ice cream treat and she will go pick us up banana splits. That’s one memory that I will always treasure.
Now these Banana Split Parfaits are perfection in a mason jar. They aren’t too sweet and they have all the flavors of a banana split. I took these treats to my coworkers and when they saw them in the jars, they thought the serving was too much but they ate those treats up! You can always make them in mini mason jars if you want to make smaller versions.
Banana Split Parfaits
1/4 c Banana Cream instant pudding & pie filling mix
1 c cold Milk
4 oz Cream cheese, softened
1/4 c Sweetened condensed milk
1 tsp Vanilla extract
1 – 8 oz container Cool whip
3 Tbsp confectioners sugar
1 – 8 oz can Pineapple chunks (juice reserved to brush on bananas)
1 pint Strawberries
In a small bowl, add pudding mix and milk. Whisk together for about two minutes. Cover and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Take pudding out and add in about 3/4 of the Cool Whip, reserving the remainder for the topping. Mix together until combined and set aside.
In a medium bowl, with an electric mixer, beat together cream cheese, sweetened condensed milk and vanilla. Beat until incorporated. Fold in pudding mixture.
Cut bananas into slices. Place in the pineapple to juice to keep from browning.
Layer in mason jar by adding pudding, strawberries, pineapple and bananas. Then repeat. Top with Cool Whip then drizzle with chocolate and top with pecans.
Makes four Parfaits in a regular size mason jar or 8 small ones.