Total Time
Prep 25 mins
Cook 5 mins

A little different take on a very popular dessert. Cut small servings because this dessert is very rich.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine vanilla wafer crumbs and melted margarine and press evenly onto bottom of a 9x13-inch baking dish.
  3. Bake crust in 350 degree oven for 5 to 8 minutes or until lightly golden.
  4. Set aside to cool completely.
  5. In mixer bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until creamy.
  6. Stir in 1 cup of Cool Whip.
  7. Spread cream cheese mixture over cooled crust.
  8. Gently spread well-drained pineapple over cream cheese layer.
  9. Slice bananas and dip in reserved pineapple juice to keep bananas from getting brown.
  10. Arrange banana slices over pineapple layer.
  11. Spread remaining Cool Whip over bananas.
  12. Sprinkle walnuts over Cool Whip.
  13. Garnish with cherries and chocolate syrup as desired.
Most Helpful

A very tasty dessert....mine did not come out of the pan perfectly but the taste was wonderful....

CIndytc April 06, 2009

I had been searching for this recipe for quite sometime. Many years ago a friends mom made this and I fell in love. I have made it a few times now and have even had requests to make it.

Trillet July 27, 2011

This was just okay for us, there were no complaints but no rave reviews either!

Munchkin Mama July 20, 2010