This recipe can easily be halved. And it can be 'cleaned' up by making your own from scratch pudding and whipped cream.
9 Graham Crackers
1 Cup sugar, divided
1/3 Cup butter, melted
2 8oz packages of Cream Cheese, softened
20 oz of crushed pineapple
2 3.4oz packages JELL-O Vanilla Instant Pudding
2 Cups cold milk
2 Cups thawed Cool Whip
1 Cup chopped Pecans
Mix graham crumbs, 1/4 cup sugar and butter; press onto bottom of 13x 9 inch pan. Freeze for 10 min.
Beat cream cheese and remaining sugar with mixer until well blended. Spread carefully over crust; top with pineapple. Slice 4 bananas; arrange over pineapple.
Beat pudding mixes and milk with whisk for approx. 2 minutes until well blended. Stir in 1 cup Cool Whip; spread over banana layer in pan. Top with remaining Cool Whip. Refrigerate 5 hours. Slice remaining 2 bananas just before serving; arrange over dessert. Top with nuts and drizzle with chocolate syrup or chocolate curls.
|Graham cracker crust and cream cheese mixture.|
|Added pineapple and sliced bananas.|
Top with pudding mixture, cool whip, nuts, bananas and chocolate.