Banana Split Trifle Recipe

Banana pudding with wafers

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  • Total: 40 mins
  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Cook: 0 mins
  • Refrigerate: 9 hrs
  • Yield: 8-10 Servings

This recipe must give comfort to all those at my family reunion because there is never any left when I go to the dessert table.

Ingredients

  • 1 (3.4-ounce) package vanilla pudding
  • 1 (3.4-ounce) package chocolate pudding
  • 4 cups milk (divided)
  • 60 vanilla wafers
  • 3 bananas (sliced)
  • 6 tablespoons chocolate syrup (divided)
  • 1 (15-ounce) can pineapple (crushed; drained well)
  • 1 (8-ounce) package whipped topping (frozen)
  • 10 maraschino cherries (drained and halved)
  • 1/4 cup pecans (finely chopped)

Steps to Make It

  1. Prepare both packages of pudding separately using 2 cups milk each, following package directions.

  2. Refrigerate and allow to cool.

  3. Arrange 30 wafers in bottom of a 2-quart straight-sided bowl.

  4. Spoon vanilla pudding over wafers.

  5. Arrange sliced bananas over pudding.

  6. Drizzle bananas with 3 tablespoons chocolate syrup.

  7. Arrange 30 wafers over chocolate and bananas.

  8. Spoon pineapple evenly over wafers.

  9. Spoon chocolate pudding over pineapple.

  10. Spread whipped topping over chocolate pudding.

  11. Spreading to edges to seal.

  12. Cover with plastic wrap, and refrigerate overnight.

  13. Before serving, arrange cherries over whipped topping; sprinkle with pecans.

  14. Drizzle a bit more chocolate syrup over top. 

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